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Blunders That Give Us Hidden Gold

IM Silman Nov 3, 2016

The Chess.com member QueensConquerer wants to know what I think about his game. JS: I’m going to be honest. This game is a total mess, with one blunder following another (from both sides). However, blunder-games are what I get from the vas...

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USCL 2013

TigerChess Nov 1, 2016

Another year brings another season of the United States Chess League. Per usual, a star-studded cast full of America's strongest competition make up the entire playing field. Of course, with this talented a pool, we're immediately treated to some ...

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Melik & Me

TigerChess Nov 1, 2016

It's hard to replace over-the-board lessons with a grandmaster, but this series sure does cut it close. In Melik and Me, we've paired GM Melik Khachiyan with amateur BrotherJosh. Josh will ask all the questions amateurs need answers of which&...

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Man vs Machine

TigerChess Nov 1, 2016

As told by Ray Bradbury, the Matrix, and Will Smith in iRobot, artificial intelligence will one day take over the world. While this fate may be inevitable, the same can not be said for the world of chess. Watch as our chess stars take on the almig...

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The BIG Show

TigerChess Nov 1, 2016

It's always fun to watch one group come together to challenge strong players in a multi-game simul. IM Danny Rensch and GM Robert Hess are certainly up to the challenge. Typically, the solo act is strong enough to run the table, but how does ...

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Your Games Analyzed

TigerChess Nov 1, 2016

There's much to learn in the analysis of your own games. Perhaps equally effective is dissecting the successes and failures of your peers. In this series, watch as GM Magesh Panchanathan and WGM Tatev Abrahamyan review a pool of games fr...

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2014 World Championship: Highlights And Recap

TigerChess Nov 1, 2016

Everything you need to know about the 2014 World Championship is right here. We've got the recap and highlights from each round. One of our most exciting series is brought to you by some our most exciting instructors including GMs Robert Hess...

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2013 World Championship Morning-After Show

TigerChess Nov 1, 2016

Some instant classics from the 2013 World Championship are too good to pass up. Watch as GM Ben Finegold and IM Danny Rensch break down each round and the missed opportunities from the best of the best. It's never too late revisit this series...

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The 7 Most Amazing World Championship Moves

NM SamCopeland Nov 1, 2016

It's every chess player's dream. With the world's eyes on you, you unleash a move so stunning, so spectacular that it stuns the audience who cannot help but audibly and theatrically gasp. In chess, the pinnacle of competition is the wo...

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GM Gareev's 2013 US Championship

TigerChess Nov 1, 2016

Another day, another amazing tournament in review. This time we take a look at GM Timur Gareev's version of the 2013 U.S. Championship. A true fighter, Gareev finds himself in trouble or in stalemate on more than one occasion. Can he fight out of ...

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Hammertime In Norway

TigerChess Nov 1, 2016

In our next installment of "Amazing Games," you're sure to be blown away by the time and travels of GM Jon Ludvig Hammer. Hammer is one of the best players in the world and has been a part of some of the best games in recent history. Watch just on...

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The Giuoco Piano

TigerChess Nov 1, 2016

In this series, GMs Roman Dzindzichashvili and Melik Khachiyan explore one of the first chess openings to come into existence, the Giuoco Piano. While there are great advantages for Black in gaining the d5-square, the road to success is bumpy, to ...

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Gems From The 2012 U.S. Championship

TigerChess Nov 1, 2016

It's an older archive but still worth its weight in gold. Review the best rounds from the memorable 2012 U.S. Championships with GM Eugene Perelshteyn. This tournament exceeded every chess lover's expectations. Witness the endgame prowess of GM Hi...

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Game Analysis By Sam Shankland

TigerChess Nov 1, 2016

In this series, GM Sam Shankland provides in-depth analysis on a series of games played between world-class competitors. There's much to learn from this series. See how grandmasters prepare against an opponent who's caught fire, rebound ...

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Retreat To Win In Chess

GM Gserper Oct 30, 2016

Many years ago, GM Alexander Ivanov made his famous statement "Russians do not retreat!" As one of our readers, Osokor, correctly pointed out, this is not historically accurate. Indeed, in the Great Patriotic War of 1812, the Russia...

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Nerves, Endurance, And Love Of The Game

IM Silman Oct 27, 2016

Nerves MagicLian asked: “I am 11 years old (rated 1416) and get very nervous at tournaments. How can I get over it?” JS: Believe it or not, this is the first time anyone has asked this! I really enjoy new or rarely-asked questions!...

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How To Watch Carlsen vs Nakamura

pete Oct 26, 2016

[Editor's note: The full broadcast replay of the match can be viewed on Twitch here.] This is it. Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura with everything on the line: the Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship to finally decide who is the...

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Eisenberg's Strange Gambit

batgirl Oct 26, 2016

      One of the oddest, yet intriguing variations in the King's Gambit Accepted is one discovered by Louis Eisenberg.              Louis R. Eisenberg  ...

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The New Yorker Or The Norwegian: Who Ya Got?

FM MikeKlein Oct 24, 2016

You've marked your calendar for October 27.  You've read the reasons you should watch the biggest event in online chess history. You've read the stats and analytics showing just how incredibly accurate the two combatants pl...

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Advanced Patterns: Pin And Win

GM Gserper Oct 23, 2016

In our last article, we discussed the importance of typical chess patterns using a pin as an example. As you become proficient in recognizing chess patterns, you'll see them everywhere! Suddenly you'll realize that the Morphy's "Ope...

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7 Reasons To Watch Carlsen vs Nakamura Thursday

pete Oct 20, 2016

Attention all chess fans: This is not a drill. This Thursday, Magnus Carlsen faces Hikaru Nakamura for the inaugural Chess.com Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship. It's the match we've all been waiting for, and you can watch it live next Thu...

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Charles de Maurian: Problemist

batgirl Oct 19, 2016

     Charles de Maurian, well known as Paul Morphy's childhood and life-long friend, developed very quickly as a chess player.  He began learning the game from Morphy during the 1853-4 school year at Spring Hill College ...

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The Fastest Way To Improve Your Chess

GM Gserper Oct 16, 2016

I bet most of our readers have heard the overused cliche, "Chess is 99% tactics." This catchy phrase underlines the importance of calculation in chess, but is chess really 99% tactics? Well, it depends. The chess competition betwe...


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