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    More Lessons From Master Games

    GM Gserper May 20, 2017, 6:37 PM

    Last time, we started to analyze the old game Charousek-Alapin and learned a useful trick that can be used in variety of openings. As a rule, you can learn more than just one idea from a game played by...

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    The Amazing Chess Coincidence

    GM Gserper May 14, 2017, 6:59 AM

    In his book "School of Excellence: Endgame Analysis," IM Mark Dvoretsky analyzes two very similar endgames. He writes: "The game Sultan Khan-Tartakower, played in 1931, was indeed almost completely identical to...

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    How To Study Master Chess Games

    GM Gserper May 6, 2017, 3:53 AM

    Most chess players like to study games by masters and grandmasters. Indeed, many of these games are real works of art and you can enjoy them immensely. Of course, you can also learn from such games. I still...

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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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    Nakamura, So Among U.S. Champs Leaders

    FM MikeKlein Mar 31, 2017, 7:25 PM

    There are no longer easy title defenses in St. Louis. GM Gata Kamsky used to win U.S. championship titles in bunches earlier this decade, but those days are over. Even the Sinquefield Cup, also held...

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    Famous Trainer Mark Dvoretsky Dies At 68

    PeterDoggers Sep 26, 2016, 5:31 AM

    The world famous chess trainer Mark Dvoretsky died today at the age of 68. The sad news was confirmed by the Russian Chess Federation. Despite a lengthy illness, his death was unexpected. His passing...

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    Stardate 53304.6. - Game Analysis

    GreenAardvark May 25, 2017, 2:50 PM

    I'm practicing going over my games when the are complete and finding where I went wrong.   Here's the game I chose:     After all that, I think the reason I lost was initially: 8... f5 Then the move that I think...

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    Game Analysis: May 22, 2017

    Alvin_Cruz May 24, 2017, 6:49 AM

    Masters and coaches say that analyzing your own games is the way to improve. Since 2015 I started to train myself in the art of chess and I seem to be improving. Although there are some months that I cannot play...

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    Tarrasch: Play cxd4 and other advice

    LearnHard May 21, 2017, 7:33 PM

    I'm trying to improve my pathetic standard rating. I'm going to play more and analyze my games. Here goes. I just failed at a Tarrasch French. It is the line in the French I know least since I don't see it frequently...

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