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    The Forums

    batgirl Aug 16, 2017, 11:13 AM

         When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead...

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    Esos curiosos alfiles de distinto color

    FM LuisFSiles Aug 15, 2017, 10:57 AM

    Si en el final suelen prometer posibilidades de empate, en el medio juego y, en especial, en posiciones en las que están acompañados por piezas mayores, suelen ser sinónimo de luchas encarnizadas....

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    Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Aug 10, 2017, 3:11 AM

    Everyone has a favorite chess player. People like players that are still alive, like Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, etc. Or players that are no longer with us, like Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal or, going way back,...

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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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    The Most Dominant Players in History, post-Sinquefield

    Spektrowski Aug 12, 2017, 2:37 AM

    Refer to the previous version for rules of admission to this table. However, I decided to throw in some wild cards this time - Ian Nepomniachtchi, who's had an excellent run recently, and three Chinese...

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    PRINCIPIA SCACCHORUM, Part 6: Chess Axioms

    RoaringPawn Jul 31, 2017, 7:47 PM

    As you know from the previous post, we set out to lay down the chess axioms. The main purpose of it is for us to ultimately come up with new 21st-century methods of teaching and learning chess following Nimzovich's...

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    Paul MORPHY as seen by champions...

    Manu-Trainer Jul 24, 2017, 11:17 AM

    Quotes about the great Paul MORPHY   Paul Morphy was the greatest chess player that ever lived. Every student of the game, who has delved into the stories of the past, realizes that no one ever was so far superior...

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