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    Chess Goes Podcasting: Listen To Your Favorites

    FM MikeKlein Mar 8, 2017, 2:58 AM

    In a recent interview, the man who's a perfect five-for-five in writing New York Times bestsellers explained that he now has to chase his audience. And that means podcasting. Fittingly, renowned...

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    Speed Chess Championship Official Rules

    IM DanielRensch Mar 3, 2017, 10:14 PM

    Below are the official rules and format of Chess.com's 2017 Speed Chess Championship.  For the full list of players in the 2017 Speed Chess Championship, click here. By accepting the invitation...

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    American Woman - Part VI

    batgirl Mar 1, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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    Live Sessions: Wild and Free Grand Prix!

    IM DanielRensch Apr 17, 2013, 11:25 PM

    This weekend's Live Session sees IM Rensch face off against a fellow titled player in the Live Chess Arena for a wild battle in the Grand Prix Attack Sicilian. Shortly after over-pressing a small advantage in the...

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    Blindfold Brilliance - Part 2!

    GM TimurGareyev Apr 19, 2013, 12:02 AM

    We start off our week with GM Gareev's detailed breakdown of his Blindfold Simultaneous Exhibition Match, played in our Live Chess Arena a few weeks ago! Timur really mixed it up in this Simul, with games in the...

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    What Is Your Chess Story?

    USChessFederation Jun 13, 2017, 4:56 PM

    "Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today." -Robert McKee Stories can entertain, inspire, and offer experiences to relate to. Through the many mediums of storytelling available...

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    Endgame Tips

    Win_Like_McEntee Apr 26, 2017, 9:50 PM

      The endgame is the time when there are less pieces on the board, generally not including pawns. The role of king safety begins to lessen as pieces exit the arena. The king in turn often becomes a more active force. Generally...

  • My First Win Against IM and AGM - as narrated to my Mummy.'s Thumbnail

    My First Win Against IM and AGM - as narrated to my Mummy.

    knaveenchand Apr 26, 2017, 12:45 PM

      I have beaten one International Master (IM), Eugen Tripolsky from Germany. He also holds Arena Grand Master (AGM) Title. This was my first win against any International Master. I was in Tokyo, Japan when I played...

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