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November 21, 2014
The Puzzling Side of Chess
Jeff Coakley

Cyclotronic Joyride

The main attraction in this week’s column is a “carousel of cyclotrons”. But first, let’s play the old switcheroo. The Puzzling Side of Chess is posted three times per month, on the second, third, and fourth Fridays.
 
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November 20, 2014
An Arbiter's Notebook
Geurt Gijssen

Some Observations and Interesting Cases

I recently arbitrated at a chess tournament that included many “amateurs”. I made some observations and in some cases I had to take decisions and then explain them, although they seemed very obvious to me. A new column is posted the third Thursday of each month.
 
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November 19, 2014
Novice Nook
Dan Heisman

A Microcosm of Life: Knowledge vs Intelligence

Advancing your chess knowledge is important, even crucial, but it doesn’t replace honing your skills, e.g., properly using your intelligence to be able to better handle chess-specific problems and situations. Look for a new Novice Nook the third Wednesday of each month.