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Top 5 Underrated Chess Players in History

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Chess, as we know, is a game that has been in existence for centuries. Some chess players have played the role of pioneers ensuring that the beautiful game grow in popularity. Some of these players are well-recognized in the world of chess and some, although minimally recognized, are deserving of even more recognition. In this… 

How to play speed chess

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Have you ever seen two chess players battling chess either in a chess club, park, street e.t.c furiously pounding the chess clock after each move, playing extremely fast ? It’s very likely that they were playing speed chess. Speed chess is a type of chess where both players have limited time to make their moves.In… 

IM Odion Aikhoje wins Memorable OLCC MALOGY invitational S1 Arena

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IM Odion Aikhoje(odirovski) convincingly won the OLCC Malogy invitational arena (season 1) organized by the Orchid chess club and Malogy Limited exclusively organized for Nigeria’s best top 20 players and some chosen wildcards. It was a fight of gladiators as players battled their way to the top to grab the first prize of 30,000 naira.… 

IM Daniel Anwuli wins 1st edition of Capa-Tal online blitz challenge

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In a keenly contested battle between Nigeria’s best chess players, International master Daniel Anwuli(CPAN) emerged victorious as the winner of the first edition of Capa-Tal online blitz challenge. Capa-Tal online blitz challenge is the biggest online chess tournament in Nigeria at the moment, a total of 111 players participated in the 2 hrs 30 mins… 

Mamedyarov

Squeezing the Win Out of a Drawn Endgame: Mamedyarov – Carlsen 2018

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[Event “World Blitz Championship”][Date “2018”][White “Shakhriyar Mamedyarov”][Black “Magnus Carlsen”][Result “0-1”][ECO “D31”][Opening “QGD: Janowski variation”] d4 d5 2. c4 e6 The Queen’s gambit declined Nc3 a6 The Janowski variation of the QGD. The idea of a6 prepares the b5 pawn push which aids the development of the light squared bishop on the b7 square and in…