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    How Can Older Players Improve?

    IM Silman Oct 12, 2017, 1:39 AM

    IMPROVEMENT FOR OLD PLAYERS The Chess.com member jayzorac wrote: I have a question for you. Do you think “older” players can still improve to expert and master level?  SILMAN: Mr. jayzorac...

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    How To Improve Your Calculation

    IM Silman Oct 4, 2017, 7:10 PM

    The Chess.com member Benjamin_Dubuque (rated 1288) wrote: I have a question about calculation. I often miss either simple intermediate moves or very quiet moves in my calculations, especially in complicated messes...

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    The First Computer Chess Championship in the USA

    batgirl Sep 19, 2017, 5:37 PM

         For nearly 20 years computers have dominated chess.  These advanced devises not only defeat the best players, but have become indispensable as training tools, analyzing partners and always-ready...

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    Fischer Beats Spassky's Best Opening!

    IM Keaton87 Dec 15, 2014, 6:22 PM

    Bobby Fischer was a confident player, there is no disputing that. Last time, we saw how his confidence could be his greatest weakness, as he pressed too hard in a drawish endgame and gave up his bishop in the...

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    The Scotland Openings

    slobodan007 Oct 23, 2017, 10:22 AM

     The Scotland Game   This opening is frequently on macthes and tournaments. 1. e4 e5  2. Nf3 Nc6  3. d4 exd4  Main of a Scotland Game 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4  6. Nxc6 bxc6  7. Qd4 Qe7  8. f3 c5  9. Qe3 O-O  10. Bc4 Bxc3+  11. bxc3  If...

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    Vienna Opening

    slobodan007 Oct 22, 2017, 11:43 AM

    White got the attack in this opening. 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 This opening can be a Three Knights Game. 3... d5 The main variation of Vienna Opening. 4.f:e5 A very good countinue,maybe a best,no precisly exampled...

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    The Philidor Defense

    slobodan007 Oct 22, 2017, 8:45 AM

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6  3.d4 e: d4 No best for black. 4.N: d4  4...Nf6 5.Bc4 N:e4 No nesccecery taking pawn. I don't know much of Philidor Defense,but this is a bad opening for black. Some examples                    ...

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