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  • More Lessons From Master Games's Thumbnail

    More Lessons From Master Games

    GM Gserper May 20, 2017, 6:37 PM

    Last time, we started to analyze the old game Charousek-Alapin and learned a useful trick that can be used in variety of openings. As a rule, you can learn more than just one idea from a game played by...

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    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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    Who Is The Bizarre Grandmaster?

    GM Gserper Apr 30, 2017, 1:36 AM

    It's a shame that the grandmaster Nigel Short is not as well known to the general public as much as he used to be.   In the 1990s he was one of the best chess players in the world and even played...

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    Carlsen First At Paris Rapid, Heated In Interview

    PeterDoggers Jun 23, 2017, 3:50 PM

    Magnus Carlsen came first in the rapid segment of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. He finished on 14 points, one more than Alexander Grischuk. Hikaru Nakamura is in third place, going into the blitz segment...

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    Carlsen, MVL Score 1st Wins At Norway Chess

    PeterDoggers Jun 16, 2017, 5:00 AM

    A nation breathed a sigh of relief. Magnus Carlsen finally won a game at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, beating Sergey Karjakin and receiving an applause in the Konserthus. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scored his...

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    Karjakin Squeezes Meier In Speed Chess

    NM SamCopeland May 25, 2017, 2:33 PM

    Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier are renowned for their similar python-like style of play. Each has regularly demonstrated the ability to patiently maneuver and press from a superior position until their opponent...

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  • Chess.com Player Rating vs USCF/FIDE's Thumbnail

    Chess.com Player Rating vs USCF/FIDE

    WhackDot Jun 24, 2017, 2:32 PM

    I am sill doing pretty good on the way to establishing my "Standard" chess rating on chess.com and I think the ratings (at least in the same area as my USCF rating) are over-rated on chess.com compared to the USCF....

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    Why the London system is an easy opening to play

    FangBo Jun 24, 2017, 1:31 AM

      In this rapid game that I played I was surprised to see that I had made 24 excellent moves, 3 good moves, and no bad moves (at all). In this game, which I played this morning, I realised that the general ideas...

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    Tarrasch, Opening Pitfalls and Engine Analysis

    WhackDot Jun 23, 2017, 5:30 PM

    Continuing coverage of my journey in chess improvement as an "Over the Hill" player, I offer you analysis of my 16th "Rapid" game (a game in 30 minutes tonight) on my way to establishing a slow chess rating so that...

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