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It’s only speed chess

I don’t usually blog about speed games, but I played one on Friday night against Gjon Feinstein that was pretty darned entertaining… First, you have to understand that Gjon beats me about 90 percent of the time in speed chess. However, this game was the exception that proves the rule. I played a dubious gambit, [...]
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