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    The Match Of The 21st Century

    GM Gserper Mar 25, 2017, 8:44 PM

    When chess players say "match of the century," usually they refer to the famous match between the USSR and the "rest of the world" that took place in Belgrade in 1970. In reality, many famous chess competitions...

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    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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    Rashid Nezhmetdinov's Best Game Prizes

    IM Silman Mar 9, 2017, 3:21 AM

    After showing all of Tal’s 15 best game prizes in my previous article, it struck me that many Chess.com members might not have heard of Rashid Nezhmetdinov (born 1912, died 1974), who tied with Karpov...

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    FIDE Claims Ilyumzhinov's Resignation; President Denies

    PeterDoggers Mar 27, 2017, 7:00 AM

    Kirsan Ilyumzhinov denies that he will step down as FIDE president. Today the FIDE website brought this remarkable news, which was confirmed to Chess.com by the executive director of FIDE, Nigel Freeman....

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    Upcoming Live Team Matches

    Lone_Bird960 Mar 27, 2017, 6:02 AM

    Hello Team. We are going to have 2 live team matches with Christian Homeschool  https://www.chess.com/groups/view/christian-homeschool-team on 4/8/17 Saturday: a 1/0 bullet match followed by a 3/0 blitz match 8...

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    St. Louis Arch Bishops Win Inaugural PRO League Title

    FM MikeKlein Mar 26, 2017, 1:33 PM

    GM Wesley So carried his team all season in the first year of the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) League. Today, his teammates sealed the win. The top St. Louis Arch Bishops player won his first three games...

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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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    Best Blitz Openings: Alekhine's Defense

    GM Dlugy Jun 22, 2015, 7:13 PM

    GM Maxim Dlugy is back with another opening for you to add to your blitz chess repertoire. Learn how to use Alekhine’s Defense as a speedy weapon in your games as Black. GM Dlugy shows you how to gain the...

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    Ways to improve your play?

    NM aww-rats Mar 27, 2017, 11:39 AM

    How to improve your play? I offered this question in my free video lessons course on YouTube nearly 4 years ago. My group rose to be the 2nd largest on chess.com. Anyway, my theory is if you ask 10 chess masters...

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    Harry the h-pawn's friends

    LogansportHS Mar 26, 2017, 3:52 PM

    During the Pro Chess League Finals, many in the chat did not know or remember the names of Harry's friends. They are Andrew, Barry, Cedric, Dodgy Dave, Egbert, Freddie, and Gary, according to GM Simon Williams in...

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    How to find the best moves quickly?

    GM LuckyTiger Mar 23, 2017, 12:08 PM

      Preface by myself: There are many difficult (or rather unanswerable) questions that beginners or club players like to refer to GM's or coaches. How to find a good plan in the middlegames? How should I study chess?...

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