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  • Is Chess Barbaric?'s Thumbnail

    Is Chess Barbaric?

    GM Gserper Oct 2, 2017, 12:52 AM

    The title of this article might surprise you. Indeed it sounds like an oxymoron. How can such a noble, royal game be barbaric? Well, the traditional definition of chess is a trifecta of art, science and sport....

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    Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?

    IM Silman Sep 22, 2017, 2:14 AM

    The Chess.com member Kingdom_chess2 asked: “Why is the King’s Indian Attack less popular at the top level? Is there any specific reason?” JS: The KIA (King’s Indian Attack) was explored...

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    Noticing Change Or Opportunity On The Chessboard

    IM Silman Sep 14, 2017, 10:59 PM

    At the beginning of a game the professional chess player understands the ins and outs of the opening he plays which, of course, has been deeply studied. He knows where his pieces should be, he is well-versed about...

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  • Pressure in the Maroczy Bind's Thumbnail

    Pressure in the Maroczy Bind

    IM attilaturzo Oct 16, 2017, 3:00 AM

    Against the tournament leader, national master Gabriel Bick I played the hyper accelerated dragon and he decided to build up the Maroczy Bind.                              I had a hard time under the pressure and...

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    How to analyse grandmaster games.

    DeirdreSkye Oct 15, 2017, 10:23 PM

          When I was a kid I had the luck to attend a very interesting lecture.The lecturer described a method to analyse grandmaster games without the use of engine that made quite an impression to me.I decided to...

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    The Oldest Chess Opening?

    ArnieChipmunk Oct 15, 2017, 11:29 AM

    Although many chess fans find it boring, in my opinion it's absolutely fascinating that the Giuoco Piano, or Italian Opening, is so popular again at top grandmaster level. Isn't it wonderful that some of the oldest...

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