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Freddie’s Swansong
By IM Irina Krush   
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As Fred Gruenberg says goodbye to the tournament he made one of the most player-friendly ones on the circuit, the initial international flavor of this year’s event ends with a local feel as two southern Californians finish on top.


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Snapshots from a life: Nigel Eddis (1936-2009)
By Larry Parr   
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Long-time Chess Life photographer Nigel Eddis died in New York City at age 72 on January 11, 2009



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The Purposeful Rook
By Carey Theil   
A guide for the class player on activating your rooks—with meaning!



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Middlegame Zugzwang and a Previously Unknown Bobby Fischer Game
By GM Larry Kaufman   
Zugzwang is commonly known as an endgame phenomenon. Middlegame examples are rare, as are unknown Fischer games ...



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Looks at Books: 1. d4 Pawn Families
By GM Andy Soltis   
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Putting the four most important pawn structures arising from 1. d4 under a microscope



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Chess to Enjoy: The Language of Chess
By GM Andy Soltis   


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Solitaire Chess: Warfare on all Fronts
By Bruce Pandolfini   


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