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    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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    2017 Speed Chess Championship Information

    pete May 2, 2017, 2:07 PM

    The 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship features 16 of the world's best chess players in an innovative eSports bracket tournament. You can find important information on the event below. Broadcast and streaming Schedule Bracket Prizes Format Rules Further...

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    Fill Out Your Speed Chess Champs Bracket

    pete May 2, 2017, 5:00 AM

    The 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship kicks off its first match today with Hikaru Nakamura facing the qualifying GM Sergey Grigoriants. You can watch that match live this Wednesday, May 3 at...

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    Giri, So To Face Off Thursday In Speed Chess Match

    PeterDoggers May 23, 2017, 8:51 AM

    A day after the battle between Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier there's an even higher profile matchup for the 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championhip. World number two Wesley So will be facing world number nine Anish...

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    Speed Chess Championship Resumes With Karjakin vs Meier

    PeterDoggers May 22, 2017, 11:00 AM

    It's Speed Chess week! Our online championship will resume on Wednesday this week the match between Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier. On Thursday there's Anish Giri vs Wesley So, which we'll preview tomorrow. Find...

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    Is There Good Money In Chess?

    FM MikeKlein May 8, 2017, 4:25 PM

    Money, war, politics. It's going to be a heavy edition of "in other news," Chess.com's collection of all the stories tangentially related to the game. This may be the most contentious compilation yet, so get...

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    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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    Kasparov Still On Form!

    GM vegasicilia May 21, 2016, 5:38 AM

    Garry Kasparov recently proved he was still among the world’s best blitz chess players when he performed well in an extended tournament with three of the current world’s top 10: Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, and Fabiano...

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    Best Blitz Openings: Bb5 Sicilian

    GM Dlugy Jul 6, 2015, 6:59 PM

    How do some of the top players in the world respond to the aggressive Sicilian Defense? GM Maxim Dlugy shows you one of the main weapons in White’s openings arsenal: the Bb5 Sicilian. This solid opening is...

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    Untitled Tuesday Test Event - May 20, 2017

    chesster3145 May 24, 2017, 8:17 PM

        On Saturday I took part in a test run for an awesome event called Untitled Tuesday, which I am currently helping to manage. I played some incredible blitz games and some not-so-awesome blitz games, and I would...

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    My Summer Chess Goals!

    check97mate May 24, 2017, 12:59 PM

    Hello dear chess friends! It has been a while since I have posted anything on my chess.com blog, and I am glad to be back. I am writing this today to give you all a look into my summer chess plans and goals while...

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    Time Management in the PRO Chess League

    IM yian123 May 24, 2017, 9:12 AM

    An interesting challenge I faced while playing for San Francisco in the Pro Chess League was time management. Balancing a heavy course load at UC Berkeley and preparing sufficiently to play well in my games was...

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