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  • The Most Foolish Opening Mistake's Thumbnail

    The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

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    Anatoly Karpov's Best Game Prizes

    IM Silman Mar 15, 2017, 7:10 PM

    My last two articles were about the best game prizes for Mikhail Tal (who won the most prizes — 15) and Rashid Nezhmetdinov, who came in tied for 3rd and 4th with Anatoly Karpov (10 prizes; Garry...

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    How To Not Learn From Your Mistakes Like Karpov

    GM Gserper Mar 11, 2017, 3:31 AM

    As I explained in this article, modern life forces me to recollect the episodes from my childhood years. One such memory is something that every Soviet schoolboy was supposed to know if he wanted to get...

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  • Fischer Beats Spassky's Best Opening!'s Thumbnail

    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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  • Best traps for beginners against beginners's Thumbnail

    Best traps for beginners against beginners

    Dank_Player Mar 28, 2017, 10:41 PM

    The next one is going to show you why you never use the King's Pawn Opening: King's Knight, Damiano Defense. When you take their pawn, 99.9999999999999% of all players will take it. (Experienced players never...

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    Nona Gaprindashvili. Fighting for Equality

    Spektrowski Mar 27, 2017, 2:46 PM

    A chapter from Nona Gaprindashvili's 1977 book I Prefer Risk. Many of her thoughts on women's chess still seem to be relevant even now, 40 years later. I've included some chess games to divide the wall of...

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    How To Begin Mastering Chess

    DineshMC Mar 26, 2017, 7:26 PM

    Chess is a highly competitive game played by millions of people around the world. The basics can be mastered in a matter of minutes. Advanced strategic concepts can take years to come to terms with and a lifetime...

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