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    Beat Your Opponent by Retreating!

    IM Silman Aug 4, 2017, 7:37 AM

    In general, amateur chess players do their best to push their pieces forward and attack. However, sometimes they think they have to retreat due to the opponent threatening something or starting to take over the...

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    batgirl Jul 12, 2017, 11:18 AM

    Johannes Jacobus van Oosterom       Joop van Oosterom, the Dutch business and chess maecenas, died in October of 2016.      The Association Max Euwe of Monaco,...

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    I’m Passionate About Squares

    IM Silman Jun 22, 2017, 1:54 AM

    Many chess players have a limited understanding of the game. They think it’s all about mating the enemy king. They think it’s all about tactics and attack. They think it’s about creating threats....

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    Defense & Prophylaxis 4: Sharp King's Indian!

    GM Shankland May 14, 2012, 11:50 AM

    With the fourth installment to his new video series on defense and prophylactic thinking, GM Shankland reviews a loss he had when he was a lowly IM. In this sharp King's Indian, despite outplaying his opponent,...

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    Simply the Best: Garry Kasparov Part 7

    GM Shankland Mar 2, 2011, 5:52 PM

    "It will be Short, and it will be short..." were the famous words of Kasparov when asked who he predicted would challenge his throne in the 1992-93 World Championship Match. He was right on both accounts! What was...

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    Simply the Best: Garry Kasparov Part 6

    GM Shankland Jan 10, 2011, 11:17 AM

    In 1998 Kasparov played a simul against the entire Israeli team... Yes, you read correctly! Oh yeah, he went undefeated, giving up only one draw to Ilya Smirin. The game from this video was against GM Emil Sutovsky,...

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