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  • Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?'s Thumbnail

    Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?

    IM Silman Sep 22, 2017, 2:14 AM

    The Chess.com member Kingdom_chess2 asked: “Why is the King’s Indian Attack less popular at the top level? Is there any specific reason?” JS: The KIA (King’s Indian Attack) was explored...

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    The First Computer Chess Championship in the USA

    batgirl Sep 19, 2017, 5:37 PM

         For nearly 20 years computers have dominated chess.  These advanced devises not only defeat the best players, but have become indispensable as training tools, analyzing partners and always-ready...

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    Noticing Change Or Opportunity On The Chessboard

    IM Silman Sep 14, 2017, 10:59 PM

    At the beginning of a game the professional chess player understands the ins and outs of the opening he plays which, of course, has been deeply studied. He knows where his pieces should be, he is well-versed about...

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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...

  • Globus Wins European Club Cup; Kramnik To Miss Candidates?'s Thumbnail

    Globus Wins European Club Cup; Kramnik To Miss Candidates?

    PeterDoggers Oct 14, 2017, 7:20 PM

    Both Odlar Yurdu and Alkaloid held them to 3-3, but with a win in the final round Globus secured victory after all. The top seed won the European Club Cup in Göynük/Antalya, Turkey on Saturday with...

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    GM William Lombardy, 1937-2017

    FM MikeKlein Oct 13, 2017, 2:17 PM

    [Note: Updated with extensive thoughts from Lombardy's only son Raymond and a personal reflection from Bruce Pandolfini.] GM William Lombardy, an American former world junior champion also made famous for being...

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    Time: Increasing The Tempo To Win

    GM Ginger_GM Sep 7, 2017, 3:10 PM

    When should you rush things on the chessboard? GM Simon Williams teaches you how to punish your opponent's slow play with a fast attack.

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    Attacking The Castled King

    GM dbojkov Sep 7, 2017, 2:15 PM

    How do you attack a king in his home, the castle? Learn how to storm the gates on the same side of the board in this lesson.

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    ChessCenter: Carlsen Wins In Chess, Romance

    ChessCenter Oct 9, 2017, 11:04 PM

    We all know Magnus Carlsen is winning on the chessboard, but is he lucky in love? Levon Aronian is following a similar path, winning the World Cup and getting married. Find out the latest chess news, and the best...

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    SCC September Quads

    RookSacrifice Oct 17, 2017, 3:45 PM

    Two weeks after Oregon Open, I played in the SCC Quads. The people in my section were Owen Xuan, Federico Garcia, and Addison Lee. Round 1 In this game, I knew the structure with c5 favored me, but I wasn't sure...

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    Great Falls Chinook - Round 4

    logosx1 Oct 16, 2017, 11:56 AM

    In Round 4 I faced the junior member of the dynamic duo from Illinois. His rating is in the mid-1700s, and he gave me a fairly good game that eventually reached a dry position, so we agreed to a draw. I had a minor...

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    How to analyse grandmaster games.

    DeirdreSkye Oct 15, 2017, 10:23 PM

          When I was a kid I had the luck to attend a very interesting lecture.The lecturer described a method to analyse grandmaster games without the use of engine that made quite an impression to me.I decided to...

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