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Evgeny Alekseev vs. Irina Krush, Baku 2013 | Games to Know by Heart

Caleb Denby substitutes for the GM to review a game he does not yet know by heart: Alekseev vs. Krush from the 2013 Baku Open. This game is only 25 moves long and is an entertaining attacking game you could memorize.

Evgeny Alekseev vs Irina Krush, Baku Open (2013): B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Nimzovich-Rossolimo, Moscow) attack

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Blitz Bounty: Gangsta Edition, Analyzed! | Viewers' Choice - IM Eric Rosen

International Master Eric Rosen takes a look at the blunder-fest that was the blitz game in Forest Park between Mike Kummer and Club member Junior Banks. Plus, toxic_hunter sends his games in.

toxic_hunter vs. RobertJamesFischer11: A01 Nimzovich-Larsen attack
toxic_hunter vs. jalalshamsi67: A01 Nimzovich-Larsen attack, modern variation
Mike Kummer vs. Junior Banks, 2017: C00 French defence
Saman-Kano vs. Mayank1999Sharma: E30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad variation

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Your Entertaining Sacrifices & Blunders | Viewers' Choice - IM Eric Rosen

International Master Eric Rosen analyzes YouTube game submissions. Take a look at the good and bad, including a crazy final game of (unsound) sacrifices.

Hiro Higuchi vs. Daniel Bronfeyn, 2017: A13 English opening, Agincourt variation
Cumbres vs. dynamicchess970: A41 Queen's Pawn
Pikay vs. mostafizur: B40 Sicilian defence
War_Demon vs. g30813: E91 King's Indian, 6.Be2
stillsoceebs vs. Rue27: B54 Sicilian
deepdaleduck vs. RainingAnchors (Nolan): C00 French defence

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2017 Spring Chess Classic: Final Day

Ben Simon covers the best of the ninth and final day of this international tournament. Twenty-six players from eleven nations compete in two ten-player round robins and one six-player double round robin with a combined $50,000 prize fund. Hear from the champions: GM Varuzhan Akobian, IM Awonder Liang, and GM Samuel Sevian.

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Scholastic Tournament Blog: Mayhem in May Recap

The CCSCSL scholastic tournament series headed to West County this past Saturday for our Mayhem in May event at Christian Brothers College High School. Ninety-five young contestants braved thunderstorms to battle it out on the chessboards. This attendance number is doubly impressive considering it was finals week for many area schools.

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