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  • Carlsen vs Karjakin: 2016 World Chess Championship Game Archive

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    • Nov 17, 2016, 12:46 PM

    Here you will find all the 2016 World Chess Championship games between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. The games have been analyzed by Grandmaster Robert Hess and we have included a link to our master video...

  • Learning An Opening: To Memorize Or Understand?

    • IM Silman
    • Nov 17, 2016, 2:33 AM

    Dave asked for my opinion on a line in the Two Knight’s Defense. He wrote: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Be2 h6 9.Nf3 e4 10.Ne5 Bc5. Here there are a few moves...

  • 2016 World Championship Video Guide

    The 2016 world championship between current champion GM Magnus Carlsen and challenger GM Sergey Karjakin is the biggest event of the year. The 12 games played in New York will decide who is the grandest grandmaster,...

  • Eisenberg's Strange Gambit

          One of the oddest, yet intriguing variations in the King's Gambit Accepted is one discovered by Louis Eisenberg.             ...

  • The Time-Trouble Blues

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    • Oct 12, 2016, 7:54 PM

    EscapePlan69 asked: “I get into time trouble in most of my games while my opponents always have plenty of time left. How can I improve my time management? My tournament games are one hour and 30 minutes plus...

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  • Washington Class Championship: am I an Expert?

    At the Washington Open I'd played three masters and had such fun with them that I'd resolved to play up in subsequent tournaments.  This worked fairly well at the Oregon Open, too, though it did cost me a chance...

  • Light & Dark : A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse

    Light & Dark: A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse (visual ideas behind the moves in crazyhouse and bughouse) mastertan 2016 In light of the increasing amount of activity of crazyhouse chess, I’ve decided to write...

  • Carlsen-Karjakin 2016 - Tie-Break

    A deserved win for Carlsen. Read the full analysis of the tie-break and the match in general -

  • How to use a chess program, without cheating

    In this post I want to show you how to use a chess progam for your games on, but not cheating at the same time. But first I schould explain why I write this. As you can read on my profile page, I played...

  • Keeping the Fire Burning

    There comes a critical moment in every Chess game. I'm appreciating better when to sense that moment, largely through annotating and analysing my games in post mortem.   Any move that drastically changes the pawn...

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