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  • Kasparov: What Went Wrong?'s Thumbnail

    Kasparov: What Went Wrong?

    GM Gserper Aug 19, 2017, 9:06 PM

    The St. Louis rapid and blitz tournament was definitely the most anticipated chess event of the year. Even people who remember chess only when they see a puzzle in the Sunday column of their local newspaper...

  • Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?'s Thumbnail

    Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?

    GM Gserper Aug 12, 2017, 5:14 PM

    The question in the title of the article might surprise you. Indeed, what can be easier than pushing your pawn to the back rank and choosing a piece you want it to become? In reality, there are more problems...

  • How To Watch Grischuk vs Rapport Speed Chess Champs Today's Thumbnail

    How To Watch Grischuk vs Rapport Speed Chess Champs Today

    pete Aug 3, 2017, 3:03 AM

    One of the best blitz chess players ever will face a young but supremely talented challenger today as GM Alexander Grischuk battles GM Richard Rapport in the first round of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship,...

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  • Carlsen At The World Cup: "I Want To Exploit This Loophole"'s Thumbnail

    Carlsen At The World Cup: "I Want To Exploit This Loophole"

    PeterDoggers Aug 21, 2017, 8:46 AM

    In an interview with Chess.com Magnus Carlsen has commented on his participation in the upcoming World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia. "It is a bit odd that the rules allow me to play when it's a world championship...

  • Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?'s Thumbnail

    Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?

    FM MikeKlein Aug 19, 2017, 9:23 PM

    Septuagenarian Rex Sinquefield, one of the biggest St. Louis Cardinals fans, has seen many of his favorite team's 11 World Series Game Sevens. Today he got to play one of his own. With the "Ultimate Moves" team...

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    On 2nd Try, Aronian Gets St. Louis Win

    FM MikeKlein Aug 18, 2017, 3:14 PM

    In the end, love wins. On the final day of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, when several players brought their families to the tournament hall, GM Levon Aronian had to think about his significant other from...

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  • Secrets Of A Blitz Master: Making Plans's Thumbnail

    Secrets Of A Blitz Master: Making Plans

    GM Dlugy Mar 23, 2017, 1:59 PM

    Who says you can't make a plan for blitz chess? GM Dlugy tells you the secrets of masterful blitz play, and it all begins with making a plan to win straight from the opening.

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    Secrets Of A Blitz Master: Stick To Your Ideas

    GM Dlugy Mar 3, 2017, 2:09 PM

    Do you struggle when your time is running low? Take this tip from GM Max Dlugy to heart. Find and follow through on a simple plan to play efficient and successful blitz. See how Dlugy does this in a smooth win against...

  • Secrets Of A Blitz Master: A Simple Plan's Thumbnail

    Secrets Of A Blitz Master: A Simple Plan

    GM Dlugy Dec 30, 2016, 12:09 AM

    How can a chess player properly navigate the intricacies of chess in a blitz game? GM Maxim Dlugy says the key is to have a simple plan. Directing your energies according to simple logic will make all your moves...

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  • My shortest games's Thumbnail

    My shortest games

    DarthVader06 Aug 21, 2017, 7:40 AM

    GAME 1 (7 moves) I played white and I played it today! (on Lichess.org)   I played white, 7 moves (on Lichess.org)   I played white, my opponent was rated over 1300 in blitz (Fide rating) and I was rated 1310...

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    Games I should have lost

    1q65 Aug 20, 2017, 6:08 PM

    I play many awful blitz games, here's the first of what probably will be a long series (with apologies to my opponents who undeservedly lost)   In the next game my opponent plays with computer-like...

  • Dominating Class A Players (1800-1999)'s Thumbnail

    Dominating Class A Players (1800-1999)

    Path2GrandMaster Aug 19, 2017, 7:05 PM

        Class A Players: Game #1   Just a cool sicillian game in which I dominated a strong 1873 opponent...       Class A Players: Game #2   Here is a recent game vs a 1873 in which I lose on time.  Unfortunately,...

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