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  • Closing In On A Master Rating's Thumbnail

    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 Get Good At Chess

    CHESScom Mar 10, 2017, 11:01 PM

    Millions of people around the world play chess regularly—but how do you become good at chess? 1. Define what “good at chess" means. To some people, being “good” means they can beat...

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    How To Play Positional Sacrifices

    IM Silman Jan 26, 2017, 3:37 AM

    Se-Brain asked: I am currently boggled by positional sacrifices. First off, what are possible motifs for sacrifices, and second, how do you find out if your sac’s compensation is worth it or not? JS: I...

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    Carlsen, MVL Score 1st Wins At Norway Chess

    PeterDoggers Jun 16, 2017, 5:00 AM

    A nation breathed a sigh of relief. Magnus Carlsen finally won a game at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, beating Sergey Karjakin and receiving an applause in the Konserthus. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scored his...

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    Aronian Beats Another World Champ, Catches Nakamura

    PeterDoggers Jun 12, 2017, 11:33 AM

    Another world champion's queen was in trouble today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. Levon Aronian defeated Vladimir Kramnik, who clearly had an off day. In doing so, the Armenian player joined...

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    Deep Thinking: Kasparov On Tour

    PeterDoggers Jun 3, 2017, 5:17 AM

    Garry Kasparov is currently touring to promote his latest book, "Deep Thinking," in which he not only looks back at the famous match(es) with Deep Blue in the 1990s, but also discusses at length the role of artificial...

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  • My Seven Move Checkmate!'s Thumbnail

    My Seven Move Checkmate!

    tristanbills Jun 24, 2017, 7:14 PM

    I'm really trying to just find the best way to preserve this game because I surprised myself. Albeit I was playing against the Computer on the 1st level, but I am still very new to Chess. I started playing on June...

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    Why stalemate

    mshenricks Jun 19, 2017, 5:20 PM

    I was playing beginners chess against the computer (level 1) and I had the advantage ( I had my queen, rook, bishop, pawns, etc) and the computer had several pieces left (no queen) and I was trying to put the computer...

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    An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning in modern chess

    FunnyFighter Jun 19, 2017, 6:15 AM

      There is a strong need to re-invent the chess computer, and all (gaming)-computers for that matter, since they are programmed by human beings and not by computers themselves. - Bendix Perschk, M.Sc. Economics, Münster...

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