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  • How Can Older Players Improve?'s Thumbnail

    How Can Older Players Improve?

    IM Silman Oct 12, 2017, 1:39 AM

    IMPROVEMENT FOR OLD PLAYERS The Chess.com member jayzorac wrote: I have a question for you. Do you think “older” players can still improve to expert and master level?  SILMAN: Mr. jayzorac...

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    How To Improve Your Calculation

    IM Silman Oct 4, 2017, 7:10 PM

    The Chess.com member Benjamin_Dubuque (rated 1288) wrote: I have a question about calculation. I often miss either simple intermediate moves or very quiet moves in my calculations, especially in complicated messes...

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    The Top 3 Chess Insults

    GM Gserper Sep 16, 2017, 9:18 PM

    The 2017 World Cup is one of the most important events of the year and a real feast for the true chess enthusiast. It is even covered by the mainstream media, which usually ignores chess. Unfortunately the media...

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  • Las mejores jugadas de Alexander Alekhine's Thumbnail

    Las mejores jugadas de Alexander Alekhine

    FM LuisFSiles Aug 28, 2017, 9:45 PM

    Continuamos con el recorrido a las mejores jugadas de los grandes jugadores de la historia del ajedrez con Alexander Alekhine, uno de los jugadores más creativos de la historia. El maestro Luisón nos muestra una...

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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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    Thematic training games - The way to improve for the working chess amateur

    CM juniortay Oct 10, 2017, 5:28 AM

    A chessfriend had asked me about the best way for the working professional (who has no time for private coaching) to improve his game. Should he read more books or study master games?  My take was that the...

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    Books to read.

    sergio0101 Oct 2, 2017, 12:02 PM

    So I want to improve and go over my books, but where should I start. Here are my list of booksREAD: How to Reassess your ChessAmateurs's MindMy SystemMost Instructive Games of Chess Ever PlayedPaul Morphy and the...

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    Combination is the soul of chess.

    CM aln276 Sep 14, 2017, 3:01 PM

    Studying chess always begins with tactics. That's what attracts players - the beauty of chess combination. If you look at the games of young players you'll see that they are mostly tactical. I personally had a "pleasure"...

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