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  • More Of Bisguier's Greatest Hits's Thumbnail

    More Of Bisguier's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Jun 9, 2017, 1:03 AM

    Grandmaster Arthur Bisguier was born in 1929 and he died in April 2017. The purpose of this two-part series is to let you enjoy the attacking genius of one of America’s most talented players (you can find...

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    More Of My Favorite Classic Chess Games

    IM Silman May 18, 2017, 2:40 AM

    This series is all about the classic games that affected me in a profound manner as a young teen (15 years old). In general, they were positional games, since for a kid that grew up on attacking chess...

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    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

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    Carlsen First At Paris Rapid, Heated In Interview

    PeterDoggers Jun 23, 2017, 3:50 PM

    Magnus Carlsen came first in the rapid segment of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. He finished on 14 points, one more than Alexander Grischuk. Hikaru Nakamura is in third place, going into the blitz segment...

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    MVL Joins Clichy To Clinch 15th French Title

    PeterDoggers May 29, 2017, 10:06 AM

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave played two rounds for Clichy-Echecs-92, who retained their French Team Championship title yesterday in Chartres, France. Other top GMs involved in the competition were David...

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    Is There Good Money In Chess?

    FM MikeKlein May 8, 2017, 4:25 PM

    Money, war, politics. It's going to be a heavy edition of "in other news," Chess.com's collection of all the stories tangentially related to the game. This may be the most contentious compilation yet, so get...

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    The Principle Of Two Weaknesses

    GM GMMelik Aug 2, 2016, 12:46 PM

    You may well have heard of the principle of two weaknesses, but do you know what it is? Have you seen it in action? GM Melik Khachiyan gives an unforgettable lesson in which he show how GM Paul Keres and World Champion...

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    Best Blitz Openings: Alekhine's Defense

    GM Dlugy Jun 22, 2015, 7:13 PM

    GM Maxim Dlugy is back with another opening for you to add to your blitz chess repertoire. Learn how to use Alekhine’s Defense as a speedy weapon in your games as Black. GM Dlugy shows you how to gain the...

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    The Complete Queen's Gambit Declined: Classical Variation

    GM kaidanov May 3, 2015, 4:40 PM

    GM Gregory Kaidanov continues his Queen’s Gambit primer with one of the most important variations: the Classical. This historic opening was famously battle-tested in the Alekhine-Capablanca world championship...

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    Two Janowsky Games.

    simaginfan Jun 21, 2017, 1:48 AM

     In my post on the first Lasker - Janowsky match, I mentioned that I had two favorite games by the great chess artist David Janowsky. I shall give the second one here. Alekhine, in his notes to the game Pomar -...

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    From AVRO 1938 to Norway Chess and back

    ArnieChipmunk Jun 19, 2017, 2:33 AM

    Last week I went to Norway, to see the strongest chess tournament since AVRO 1938. The legendary AVRO tournament, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has captured my imagination ever since my granddad, who taught...

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    Mikhail Chigorin Club

    Spektrowski Jun 16, 2017, 4:20 AM

    Russian chess statistician Vitaly Gnirenko has compiled a list of all players who defeated a reigning classical world champion in a game with classical control. Below is the chronological table of players joining...

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