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  • Do You Need To Know Mate And Tactic Names?'s Thumbnail

    Do You Need To Know Mate And Tactic Names?

    IM Silman Nov 17, 2017, 12:36 AM

    The Chess.com member grepschrop wrote: “Some players told me that it’s not important to know the names of mating patterns. My experience with kids is contrary. What is your opinion?” SILMAN: Though...

  • Are You Brave Enough To Play This Attack?'s Thumbnail

    Are You Brave Enough To Play This Attack?

    IM Silman Oct 25, 2017, 10:41 PM

    In August, I wrote an article about the King’s Indian and a game played by The Chess.com member IvnKaramazov. Well, he’s done it again with another exciting KID game. I won’t annotate it since...

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    The Eternal Battle: Bishops vs Knights

    IM Silman Oct 18, 2017, 11:32 PM

    The Chess.com member dudejan asked: I always seem to struggle to know where to develop my bishops. For knights the concepts of outposts or placement behind a pawn to double defend certain squares are quite logical...

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  • Nakamura Beats Blundering Caruana 17-10's Thumbnail

    Nakamura Beats Blundering Caruana 17-10

    PeterDoggers Nov 3, 2017, 5:31 AM

    Hikaru Nakamura was the favorite in this Speed Chess match, and won expectedly against Fabiano Caruana, who made several one-move blunders. The score 17-10 was almost exactly what was predicted by a new...

  • PRO League Qualifier: 40 Teams Vie For 8 Spots's Thumbnail

    PRO League Qualifier: 40 Teams Vie For 8 Spots

    FM MikeKlein Oct 26, 2017, 3:57 PM

    More than 100 top-quality chess players will have the next three months of their lives transformed in a single day. And that day is this Saturday. The first-ever Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League Qualification...

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    Batumi Chess Club NONA Wins 3rd ECC Title

    IM JovankaHouska Oct 15, 2017, 12:41 PM

    Batumi Chess Club NONA won the European Club Cup on Saturday in Göynük/Antalya. As promised, Chess.com publishes a separate report on the women's tournament, once again written by IM Jovanka Houska. The...

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  • The 1st GingerGM Party!!!!'s Thumbnail

    The 1st GingerGM Party!!!!

    GM Ginger_GM Nov 22, 2017, 7:05 AM

    The 18th of November was a special day for GingerGM, after years of saving and building up our business, we decided to spend all of our hard earned profits on a party. In the words of one of England's finest footballers,...

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    September-October 2017 Anti-Abuse Report

    monitor Nov 21, 2017, 1:18 AM

    Report for September, October 2017 The last few months have seen us rather busy! We've instigated a new policy with improved tech to better handle repeat offenders, something many have called for in past months. You...

  • Inventing Metrics For The Speed Chess Championship's Thumbnail

    Inventing Metrics For The Speed Chess Championship

    NM smarterchess Nov 2, 2017, 9:12 AM

    Today's Speed Chess Championship match between Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana will feature something truly special that I've been working on for a very long time: most recently with the help of IM Danny Rensch...

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