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    The Lonely Bishop Chekmate

    GM Gserper Jun 25, 2017, 4:07 AM

    In my recent article, "The Lonely Knight Checkmate," I discussed a very uncommon situation where a checkmate is delivered by a knight and the winner has no other pieces on the board besides pawns. Such situations...

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    I’m Passionate About Squares

    IM Silman Jun 22, 2017, 1:54 AM

    Many chess players have a limited understanding of the game. They think it’s all about mating the enemy king. They think it’s all about tactics and attack. They think it’s about creating threats....

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    Cómo castigar al rey enemigo en el centro

    FM LuisFSiles Jun 20, 2017, 2:57 AM

    Uno de los errores típicos que cometen muchos principiantes en ajedrez es el de dejar su rey en el centro durante el medio juego. ¡Incluso encontramos partidas de fuertes jugadores que pierden por ello!...

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    ChessCenter: Chess In Culture

    ChessCenter May 25, 2016, 4:32 AM

    Chess is all over pop culture lately, with an upcoming Disney movie revolving around a young chess player, and a chess scene featured in the Captain America blockbuster. Politics and chess clash again this week...

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    Queen Sacs For Blockades!

    FM MikeKlein Feb 24, 2015, 6:10 PM

    What’s one way to make (or break) a blockade? Sacrificing your queen, of course. FM Mike Klein returns with his critically acclaimed queen sac series to show you how jettisoning the lady can help you create...

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    Evaluation and Planning! - Part 7

    GM GMMelik May 16, 2014, 9:16 PM

    Which side of the board should you play on? You have to read the tea leaves, or in this case, the pawn structure. GM Khachiyan shows a surprising middlegame king walk that allows Black the full power of his rooks...

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    A ton of unresolved questions

    IM IM_Kgwm Jun 24, 2017, 4:05 AM

    The SCF will be holding its annual AGM on 3 July 2017, 8pm at the Cairnhill CC. It is also election year, and so members will have the opportunity to appraise how well the current Exco has done for the last 2 years...

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    An 'easy' pawn ending

    CM juniortay Jun 20, 2017, 6:52 PM

    I've been coaching endings more frequently these days, due to a parent's request to work on her kid's endings. There was this particular pawn ending that I found intriguing as general principles of endings actually...

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    Visited the Marshall

    PawnMorphy Jun 19, 2017, 1:23 PM

    I went up to visit NYC last week primarily for a graduation but also to do the tourist thing, and swinging by the historic Marshall Chess Club was on my list.   It was Monday afternoon and the place was basically...

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