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    • An active decision

      I think there comes a point where a chess player just doesn't get any better without devoting time to study the game on their own.  I've played against people that got really good by just playing someone really good.  I may not be that good in r... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Dec 17, 2014
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    • Missed Winning Tactic from a Live Game

      Here is a missed tactic from a mostly good live game. I played not perfectly - but OK. Opening is book. White misses a small opportunity to take a free pawn. Opposite side castling and dual pawn storms. Black takes a winning advantage in the middl... | Read More

    • Excellent Chess Channels on Youtube

      There are limitless chess videos on youtube and other video sites. Some are very instructive and informative, and others are rather silly. Still you can find lessons and games that would benefit all ranges of players. If you are in need of better ... | Read More

      • LaCiCaDa
      • | Dec 16, 2014
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    • 60+ years in chess last part chess on this site

      As i told already i am a premium member on this site on chess24 and chessgames .com , My reason for joining was to rehash my oppenings and also to learn new things. This site is very good for someone like  me . Ifsomeone  wonders why my tactics ... | Read More

      • ralph46
      • | Dec 14, 2014
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    • CHESS AND MEDITATION

      The Zen of Chess From The Dhamma Encyclopedia Dr. David Snyder with one of his chess sets Note: The following is adapted from articles that were previously written and published in Chess publications, authored by Dr. David N. Snyder. T... | Read More

    • Lucas Chess

      This is just one of many 5/0 games I played here on Chess.com. Full of blunders as are most of my games. I just started playing around with Lucas Chess and tried to use it for analysis on the game. Lucas Chess is pretty intuitive, but getting wha... | Read More

    • one of my best so far

      this is the analyzed move talley from the game...   I had 4 inaccuracies and my opponent had 2 fateful blunders before choosing to resign the game.  he'll probably kick the crap out of me in the rematch...... 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 d6... | Read More

    • Carlsen retains World Chess Championship in Socho

      It was closer than in Chennai but in the end we had the same winner of the match: Magnus Carlsen defeated Viswanathan Anand to defend his title of World Champion of Chess. Magnus was leading by 1 point of difference after first 4 games. Game #5 s... | Read More

    • Blunders van de tegenstander

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      • StachR
      • | Nov 24, 2014
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    • David vs. Goliath Matchups in Blitz.

          Hey there everyone! I played a bitz touranament a few hours ago in which I faced three consecutive opponents who were significantly higher rated than me, winning two and losing against the big scary 1700. I hope to illustrate the do's and do... | Read More

      • sam_reimer
      • | Nov 21, 2014
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    • اصول 64 گانه شطرنج: کپسولی، مختصر و مفید

      1. Develop your pieces quickly. 1- سوارهایتان را سریعا گسترش دهید 2. Control the center. 2- مرکز را کنترل کنید 3. Try to put your pieces on squares that give them maximum space. 3- سعی کنید سو... | Read More

    • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 6

      I left off in part 5 with this position: Both sides were oblivious to the mating combination Black has with 36....Qxg2+ 37. Rxg2 Rf1#. It was there next move as well as White was trying to clear the Queening square a8, and Black was trying to ... | Read More

      • aww-rats
      • | Nov 13, 2014
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    • How to Prevent Blunders

      In chess, a blunder is a very bad move. It is usually caused by some tactical oversight, whether from time trouble, overconfidence or carelessness. While a blunder may seem like a stroke of luck for the opposing player, some chess players give... | Read More

      • go13ers
      • | Nov 12, 2014
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    • The psychology of chess (Part 1)

      I have often read that psychology is a large part of chess, but the objective-seeming number we get from looking through the silicone lense of chess engines diludes the aspect of psychology.To preface my article, I'd like to question the assessmen... | Read More

      • sven00100
      • | Nov 12, 2014
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    • Stage Of Improvements

      In this lesson, I’ll discuss and outline the typical stages of improvement that a chess player goes through. But, why do you have to read this? Simple. By knowing the stages of a chess players development, you can understand YOUR situation bet... | Read More

      • go13ers
      • | Nov 11, 2014
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    • REVEALED: How to Become a Grandmaster

      In this article, I will explain to you how to become a Grandmaster.. but you may think: You aren't even a Grandmaster, so you can't know how! You are right about that! However, I DO know the SECRET to become a Grandmaster. If you are an adult, yo... | Read More

    • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 5

      I left off part 4 with this position: http://www.chess.com/blog/aww-rats/yes-you-can-become-a-chess-master-heres-how-part-4 White has a forced mate and over the next few moves, misses 31. Ne7+ Kb6 32. a5#. Granted, it's still a 15 1 game with ... | Read More

      • aww-rats
      • | Nov 11, 2014
      • | 1143 views
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    • First game 2 me no Blunders, Mistakes or Inaccuracies @Analyzing depth of 8 moves

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      • WannabeGM1
      • | Nov 10, 2014
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    • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 4

      I left off part 3 with a postion which did not occur in the game. There is a puzzle if you would like to solve it before you read on.  http://www.chess.com/blog/aww-rats/yes-you-can-become-a-chess-master-heres-how-part-3 Here is the position, w... | Read More

      • aww-rats
      • | Nov 9, 2014
      • | 1223 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Learning Board Awareness

      I've been working on another course with IM Daniel Tapia, and we're happy to be able to release it today. Daniel did an amazing job creating the videos and the content for the course. The Board Awareness course covers how to avoid blundering and h... | Read More

      • Matetricks
      • | Nov 5, 2014
      • | 948 views
      • | 2 comments