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    • Silman on chess engines

      Many players think that using a chess engine to analyze their games is the way to go. That is so, so wrong. A chess engine will show you tactical things you’ve missed, but it won’t tell you how to find them yourself. It will toss out long vari... | Read More

    • LOL

      I remember many "chess experts" whining about "boring draws" in Anand-Gelfand match, claiming that there would not be such a draws if Carlsen was contender, instead of Gelfand. And now what we see? The 1st game of Anand-Carlsen match was 16 move d... | Read More

      • NM Pacifique
      • | Nov 9, 2013
      • | 2346 views
      • | 24 comments
    • Taking Out The Trash Refutations

      My favorite chess.com hero has posted another "useful" instruction - how to find "a risk free position" playing against Latvian gambit. His instruction has one major problem - it has too many "holes" e.g. opponents moves which may take any >20... | Read More

      • NM Pacifique
      • | Jun 13, 2013
      • | 1792 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Strategy and tactics

      The banal truth: Chess strategy and tactics are closely intertwined. Even in the relatively calm positions it`s very important to keep a tactical vigilance, look for the strongest concrete moves and accurately calculate emerging variations. Mark ... | Read More

      • NM Pacifique
      • | Jun 10, 2013
      • | 1484 views
      • | 3 comments