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  • How To Learn From The Best's Thumbnail

    How To Learn From The Best

    GM Gserper Nov 11, 2017, 7:33 PM

    In one of my recent articles we analyzed the games of Rudolf Pitschak. As one of the readers correctly pointed out, he wasn't the best player in the world. Actually quite far from that! And yet we could learn something...

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    The First Computer Chess Championship in the USA

    batgirl Sep 19, 2017, 5:37 PM

         For nearly 20 years computers have dominated chess.  These advanced devises not only defeat the best players, but have become indispensable as training tools, analyzing partners and always-ready...

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    Should We Trust Computers?

    GM Gserper Aug 6, 2017, 12:09 AM

    The question whether to trust computers might sound pointless since we really have no choice in the modern world. Think about it: if a computer of one of the nuclear superpowers goes berserk, then it can potentially...

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    No Increment, No Problem For Nakamura, Dominguez

    FM MikeKlein Nov 9, 2017, 10:06 PM

    In day one of the 2017 Champions Showdown, it was a case of addition by lack of addition. Despite the G/30 time control, the longest of the four days of play, the event's lack of increment already factored in to...

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    Carlsen Wins 2017 Chess.com Isle Of Man International

    FM MikeKlein Oct 1, 2017, 4:57 AM

    You're not supposed to work too hard when you're on vacation. In a tournament where he uncharacteristically arrived with no parents, no manager, and no seconds, GM Magnus Carlsen and his girlfriend will leave winners. "It...

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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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  • Progress Update #2: Stagnation and a New Start's Thumbnail

    Progress Update #2: Stagnation and a New Start

    German_MagnusCarlsen Nov 12, 2017, 11:55 AM

    Since my last post, I have played a couple of small local tournaments and brought my USCF rating up to 2025.   Despite my rating gain, I feel that my play is taking a turn for the worse. A few weeks ago, I stopped...

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    Path To Chess Prosperity #6 PART 1: Eight Tactics

    EOGuel Nov 4, 2017, 10:58 AM

    Greetings, and welcome to my 6th installment of "Path to Chess Prosperity". I hope you read (and enjoy!) the other five parts.  Well, as I mentioned last week, I had a tournament (which I will cover in...

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    5 Ways To Improve Your Chess Game

    regwa Oct 31, 2017, 2:28 AM

    5 Ways To Improve Your Chess GameEvery chess player is constantly looking for ways to improve. Whether you’re a beginners. intermidiate, expert or grandmaster there is a good chance you will win some and lose some...

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