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  • What In The World Is A Chess Style?'s Thumbnail

    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...

  • 5 planes asombrosos que te dejarán con la boca abierta's Thumbnail

    5 planes asombrosos que te dejarán con la boca abierta

    FM LuisFSiles Apr 18, 2017, 11:07 AM

    Los que disfrutamos del ajedrez no tenemos ninguna duda de que es un arte. Y esa faceta artística la encontramos en un final elegante, en una combinación hermosa, en la extraña geometría...

  • Do You Know The World Champions' Games?'s Thumbnail

    Do You Know The World Champions' Games?

    GM Gserper Apr 9, 2017, 1:21 AM

    There are many different ways to improve your chess, but few of them can compete with the time-proven method of studying games played by great chess players.   Indeed, this way you learn all the elements of...

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    World's Top 10 To Play At Norway Chess

    PeterDoggers Feb 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

    This week the organizers of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament announced a most spectacular field for the 2017 edition. The current world's top 10 will be playing. It's the organizers' (and sponsors'!)...

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    2016: The Year In Review

    News Dec 31, 2016, 10:37 AM

    For many, 2016 was a year to be forgotten. Political division and turmoil, the passing of many beloved persons, and acts of violence often dominated the news. However, in terms of chess, 2016 was a banner year....

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    Tal Memorial Participants Announced

    PeterDoggers Sep 16, 2016, 5:09 AM

    The 10th edition of the Tal Memorial begins later this month in Moscow. The field includes former world champions Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand. The Tal Memorial is a super tournament remembering...

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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...

  • Best Blitz Openings: Alekhine's Defense's Thumbnail

    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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  • What's important to become a better chess player?'s Thumbnail

    What's important to become a better chess player?

    Die_Schanze Apr 25, 2017, 4:24 AM

    In the past i wondered much about my opening and forgot about what is really important in chess. I have cleared my bookshelf by giving some stuff to my chess club and selling most of the opening books and i will...

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    My Improvement Plan

    Die_Schanze Apr 20, 2017, 11:10 AM

    In this post i'll write something about my training plan in the near future. Last week i started to do some kind of serious training for the first time in some years. I was always the guy who wanted to improve,...

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    Sign Up For April 2017 Prodigy Program - $125 Promo Pricing

    GeniusKJ Apr 13, 2017, 4:48 PM

    Registration for the April 2017 month of the Prodigy Program is now open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Priority registration is open until 9:30 AM Pacific Time (PDT) on Saturday, April 15th,...

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