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  • How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings's Thumbnail

    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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    How To Study Master Chess Games

    GM Gserper May 6, 2017, 3:53 AM

    Most chess players like to study games by masters and grandmasters. Indeed, many of these games are real works of art and you can enjoy them immensely. Of course, you can also learn from such games. I still...

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    Norway Chess R5: Silence After The Storm

    PeterDoggers Jun 11, 2017, 2:51 PM

    The storm of spectacular chess that swept through Stavanger was short-lived. Round five of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament saw five draws, which means Hikaru Nakamura retained his half-point lead with four...

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    Giri Dutch King In Reykjavik

    PeterDoggers Apr 28, 2017, 8:38 AM

    On the day that Dutch king Willem-Alexander turned 50, Anish Giri was the king in Reykjavik. The Dutch number one won the Reykjavik Open with an undefeated 8.5/10 score, and finished ahead of four grandmasters who...

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    Grischuk, Mamedyarov, MVL Share 1st At Sharjah Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Feb 27, 2017, 12:00 AM

    In the final round of the Sharjah Grand Prix, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Hou Yifan (on her birthday!) and caught Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Alexander Grischuk. The latter won the first prize on tiebreak. More...

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    End Game Thoughts

    TadrodderTots Jun 23, 2017, 7:26 AM

    My initial chess relearning plan has been simple: 1.  Try to not be stupid 2.  See above But simple is not the same thing as easy.I've made a point of not studying openings, but rather trying to remember "Opening...

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    Three Years a Beginner

    sotimely Jun 22, 2017, 8:54 AM

    I just re-read the reflections I wrote after my first year playing chess. I came across it again because, despite it being old and having only two comments, someone made a nice comment on it recently.   Time flies...

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    Join LAST Regular Prodigy Program Month - June 2017

    GeniusKJ Jun 16, 2017, 6:00 AM

    Registration for the June 2017 month of the Prodigy Program is still open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Renown coach and commentator IM Lawrence Trent will also teach in the Prodigy Program...

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