Staying Strong

Staying Strong

GM Shankland
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May 2, 2012

For this month's blog, I'd like to talk about staying physically strong and how it helps improve your chess. Chess is a really grueling game, and the amount of energy I put into each individual game is enormous, not even counting the time I spend ...

A Match of Death

A Match of Death

GM Shankland
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Apr 1, 2012

In January, chess.com introduced a whole new level of extreme chess. Dubbed a "deathmatch", 2 players will play 3 consecutive hours of blitz and/or bullet games and whoever wins the most total games walks away the winner, and takes a big stake of ...

A Blindfold Surprise!

A Blindfold Surprise!

GM Shankland
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Apr 1, 2011

Well, when I got up this morning, I was in for quite a shock! In my inbox was an email from the St. Louis Chess Center informing me that Hikaru Nakamura had changed his mind about declining his invitation to the U.S. Championship, and would in fac...

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