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  • How Can You Consistently Improve Your Chess Game?'s Thumbnail

    How Can You Consistently Improve Your Chess Game?

    IM Silman Apr 13, 2017, 4:29 AM

    The Chess.com member Cubronzo asked: “I’ve been playing chess for about a year now and my playing strength keeps going up and down. My main problem is my ability to see ahead in a chess position. Do...

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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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    Prophylactic Play

    GM Ginger_GM Mar 15, 2017, 9:58 AM

    "It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know...

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    U.S. Chess Loses 3 Influential Figures

    FM MikeKlein Jun 17, 2016, 1:22 AM

    A trio of prominent people in American chess died recently in less than a week. Each made a unique impact on the game: organizing, computer programming, and stewarding the national organization. On June 6,...

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    An Interview With Yelena Dembo - Part 2

    SonofPearl Aug 1, 2008, 7:00 AM

    Part one of this interview can be found here. Q. You are an experienced chess coach. Can you tell us what level of students you train and how you conduct lessons? Do you have a particular pedagogical approach...

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    Inside Interview w/ CHESSMASTER Development Team!

    erik Oct 19, 2007, 9:02 AM

    With the release of the new CHESSMASTER less than a week away, we wanted to get some insights into the new program and the thought that went into it. We were lucky enough to interview two managers of the development...

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    Best New Chess Books

    chessbuzz Mar 12, 2017, 10:23 AM

    Below is a list of  the best new chess books that have been published within the last year that would make a welcome addition to any chess player’s library.   Positional Decision Making in Chess  Released in February...

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    Five chess books that have helped me become a Grandmaster

    GM Ginger_GM Mar 1, 2017, 4:29 AM

    I am often asked what chess books really helped me become a much better player. In this blog I am going to share my five most memorable books. Chess books that have helped me on my way to becoming a Grandmaster.  Every...

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    First Blog Post for Sherlockian100

    Sherlockian100 Jan 19, 2017, 2:37 AM

    I had one of those families that did not take many pictures or videos (granted video recorders weighed 30 pounds and had to be carried around on one's shoulder). As a result, I didn't have many pictures to show...

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