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    Work at Chess.com

    CHESScom Mar 13, 2017, 9:34 AM

    Chess.com is a global team of passionate chess fans and developers. You can meet us here! We're always looking to hire great people to join the team. All of our jobs are 100% remote. We have a healthy work environment...

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    How To Set Up A Chess Game

    CHESScom Mar 10, 2017, 11:01 PM

    Setting up a chess game is easy. It’s playing that can be hard. Here is how to set up a game. Step 1: Decide where to play. Do you want to play on a real board with a friend near you? Or do you...

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    The Best Chess Openings For Beginners

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:42 PM

    The first few moves of a chess game can be some of the most important moves you make. In those moves, you will establish your early plans and fight for your place on the board. Most beginners don’t need to...

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    Happy Birthday Tournaments

    SergejBrln Mar 27, 2017, 5:00 AM

    On April the 23rd Nabokov has a birthday and we are starting four tournaments in different rating groups to celebrate it! Nabokov Happy Beginners (< 1500): https://www.chess.com/tournament/nabokov-happy-beginners Nabokov...

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    AHOY THERE!

    FideCastro Mar 19, 2017, 10:52 PM

    Dave Pugh       ½        Robin Anderton (126)               ½ Roy Peters       1          Mike Warden (126)                    0 S Grayland       1          Rayyan Farooq (125)                 0 G Mason         ...

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    Big Win Big Win English JoseDiaz JoseDiaz Mar 7, 2017, 3:00 AM 4,459 Reads 18 Comments Fun &

    kittyprint Mar 14, 2017, 12:52 PM

    Big Win English JoseDiaz Mar 7, 2017, 3:00 AM 4,459 Reads 18 Comments Fun & Trivia © 2017, José Diaz Links Interview with José Diaz More from JoseDiaz Gibraltar Thief Tata Chess Definer FollowComments GM_AndreiLibinsky...

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    Club Player Mistakes: Playing Too Defensively

    GM Ginger_GM Nov 27, 2015, 4:13 PM

    All levels of chess players make mistakes. Beginners might miss simple tactics or even mates in one. Grandmasters might make deep miscalculations or subtle positional errors. But what kind of mistakes do intermediate,...

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    Capablanca's Classroom

    FM ImmortalTechnique Sep 1, 2015, 1:12 AM

    J.R. Capablanca was a chess prodigy and a genius at all elements of chess, from the basic to the very advanced. One of the basic concepts many beginners struggle with is when to trade pieces, and it’s no surprise...

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    You Must Pay Close Attention: Member Analysis

    GM JRLOK Feb 2, 2015, 11:10 PM

    How important is it to pay attention? In chess, it’s everything. In this member-game analysis, GM Roman Dzindzichashvili demonstrates the perils that accompany a lack of concentration, no matter what the level...

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    Studying Chess - My Recommendations

    MiddlegamerUmesh Mar 25, 2017, 7:20 AM

                  People often do not know how to study chess and proceed with their training.I've once been in such a situation too.I've worked a lot to improve my chess but then in my experience, I learnt a good way...

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    Planning Part-1

    Abhi_Mary_1997 Mar 25, 2017, 3:47 AM

    Planning- Many beginners know openings well from move to move. But when asked about planning, they find themselves in a deep hole, unsure of where to move next. And what will they get? Nothing... because moves are...

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    How to find the best moves quickly?

    GM LuckyTiger Mar 23, 2017, 12:08 PM

      Preface by myself: There are many difficult (or rather unanswerable) questions that beginners or club players like to refer to GM's or coaches. How to find a good plan in the middlegames? How should I study chess?...

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