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    The Forums

    batgirl Aug 16, 2017, 11:13 AM

         When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead...

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    The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

    jimmysoni Aug 16, 2017, 3:08 AM

    By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni If anyone has a claim to be considered the founder of the information age, Claude Shannon does. In his groundbreaking work at the intersections of mathematics, engineering, and computer...

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    Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?

    GM Gserper Aug 12, 2017, 5:14 PM

    The question in the title of the article might surprise you. Indeed, what can be easier than pushing your pawn to the back rank and choosing a piece you want it to become? In reality, there are more problems...

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    Passed Pawns Paralyze Pieces

    GM AlexYermo May 31, 2017, 8:03 AM

    Pawns are the lowliest pieces on the chessboard, but if you create passed pawns they can freeze the more powerful pieces in their tracks. GM Yermo is here with an interesting lesson on pawn power.

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    Making A Middlegame Crisis

    GM vegasicilia Apr 20, 2017, 1:51 PM

    You know that a crisis in chess can pay off, but how do you make one on the board? GM Sokolov solves this mystery in his conclusive lesson.

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    The King's Indian Destroys The Center

    GM Rabachess Apr 20, 2017, 1:21 PM

    The King's Indian Defense is one of the most active ways to handle the queen's pawn opening, but do you know how to bombad the center of the board? GM Babaev teaches you the way to do it.

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