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    The Fake News Awards For Chess

    pete Jan 17, 2018, 3:21 PM

    The concept of "fake news" is itself in the news recently. While most of the fake news discussed these days is about politics, there is plenty of fake news in our favorite game. Stronger players should be able...

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    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 2

    IM Silman Jan 11, 2018, 9:16 PM

    CHESS LIFE Chess Life, of course, has had its good times and bad times; the late 1970s brought about a cut in the page-count while the Fischer drop in membership forced austerity, including removing many columnists....

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    Beware Of Undefended Pieces

    IM Silman Dec 27, 2017, 8:27 PM

    There is nothing wrong with your chessboard. Do not attempt to adjust the pieces. I am controlling the moves. If you wish to speak, I will bring up the volume. If you wish to mutter that all of this is insanity,...

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    Magnus Carlsen's 5 Tips For Beginners

    GM MagnusCarlsen Dec 30, 2017, 11:13 AM

    Are you a chess beginner? Can you think of anyone better to learn from than the highest-rated chess player of all time, the world champion Magnus Carlsen? In this Chess.com exclusive video, Carlsen counts down...

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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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    Miniature Stonewall

    Parwiz_Ahmadi Jan 16, 2018, 8:50 PM

    Miniature in the stonewall, an opening that is full of holes but solid to play. Black can equalize very easily, however, I recommend this set-up to beginners who wish to survive the opening as White.   

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    Africa Chess Club is formed on Chess.com

    chess64chess Jan 15, 2018, 2:36 AM

    On the 8th of January 2018 the Africa Chess Club on chess.com was formed. The main goal of the club is very simple, to promote chess in Africa. We strongly believe that online chess can play a big role in getting...

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    How To Write Your Chess Strategy For Your Fans

    williamqmelton Jan 11, 2018, 6:19 AM

    No matter what your age is, playing chess is great fun. In fact, if you want to start it’s not too late to learn how to play chess. You can get a custom law essay online and get some essential chess tips.  If you’re...

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