Ju Wenjun is the 17th Women's World Chess Champion

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Earlier this month, Ju Wenjun secured her title as the 17th Women's World Chess Champion. In the tenth and final game of the championship match against Tan Zhongyi, Zhongyi had to win the game and looked desperately for opportunities, but she could do nothing against the cautious play of Wenjun.
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Why buy an electronic chessboard

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Is trying to switch back and forth between analysis positions on a computer screen to a 'real' chessboard hindering your chess progress? 

Some players think so, finding it difficult to adjust to playing over the board when having stared at a 2D computer screen. Of course, you could just play the moves on the computer and copy them to your physical board as a way to regain perspective. This begs the question: is it worth buying an electronic chessboard?
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What we know about Fabiano Caruana

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Fabiano Caruana emerged victorious after knocking out the competition at the 2018 Candidates Tournament in Tuesday’s final round. This is big news for the Americans. A US grandmaster hasn't won the title since 1972 when Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky. Here's what we know about him.
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Better your chess by doing these five things

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With the Candidates Tournament 2018 currently underway in Germany, you have to wonder what makes these players so good. The tournament is an eight-player double round-robin, and the winner earns the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship 2018 for the title. While we can't all be as good as Magnus, we can improve our game. Here are five things you can do to better your chess.
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Five ways chess can boost your CV

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Chess is a great hobby. But did you know it can help you outshine other candidates in the job hunting space? Chess might just be the factor that sets you apart. We discuss five skills you've gained from chess to showcase on your CV.
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