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  • The Queen Of Blunders Takes On Tactics's Thumbnail

    The Queen Of Blunders Takes On Tactics

    louisathomas Apr 19, 2017, 1:22 PM

    In the beginning, tactics were a way to waste time. They were something to do while I was impatient, waiting in line or while water boiled. I had never played chess before, but I had watched my boyfriend play it,...

  • Is This The Future Of Chess?'s Thumbnail

    Is This The Future Of Chess?

    GM Gserper Apr 15, 2017, 10:26 PM

    GM Emil Sutovsky recently posted some shocking news on his Facebook page: a computer program, Ponanza, beat the best shogi player in the world. Not only that, but the computer program pretty much introduced a novelty...

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    How Can You Consistently Improve Your Chess Game?

    IM Silman Apr 13, 2017, 4:29 AM

    The Chess.com member Cubronzo asked: “I’ve been playing chess for about a year now and my playing strength keeps going up and down. My main problem is my ability to see ahead in a chess position. Do...

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    Aronian New Leader At Grenke

    PeterDoggers Apr 19, 2017, 4:40 PM

    Hou Yifan missed a draw and lost an instructive endgame to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave today at the Grenke Chess Classic. The new leader is Levon Aronian, who won against Matthias Bluebaum. Levon Aronian,...

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    Ilyumzhinov To Run For FIDE President In 2018

    PeterDoggers Apr 18, 2017, 3:54 PM

    In a statement to Chess.com, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov today announced that he will be running for FIDE president again in 2018. "One billion people playing chess" continues to be his motto. "Today I was analyzing...

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    Nakamura Wins 3rd Straight Zurich Chess Challenge

    NM SamCopeland Apr 17, 2017, 7:36 PM

    The third time is really quite charmed for Hikaru Nakamura. Today, he won his third Zurich Chess Challenge in a row. Additionally, he won all three formats in Zurich, the opening blitz, the "new classical," and...

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  • Control The Board By Controlling the Center's Thumbnail

    Control The Board By Controlling the Center

    IM djgwards Oct 14, 2016, 4:03 PM

    Everyone knows the center is important, but why is it important? IM Teddy Coleman demonstrates how the center matters at the highest level as GM Wesley So uses superior central control to dominate the board and...

  • USA-Russia: Who Will Win The Olympiad?'s Thumbnail

    USA-Russia: Who Will Win The Olympiad?

    FM MikeKlein Aug 17, 2016, 5:56 PM

    The 2016 Baku Olympiad features two of the most top-heavy teams of all time. On the one side, we have the USA, sporting Caruana, Nakamura, and So on boards one through three. On the other, we have the Russian team...

  • ChessCenter: Carlsen Most Famous World Champ Ever?'s Thumbnail

    ChessCenter: Carlsen Most Famous World Champ Ever?

    ChessCenter Aug 5, 2016, 3:59 PM

    Magnus Carlsen is dominating the news on and off the chessboard. Will Carlsen's guest appearance on the long-running Simpsons TV show make him the most famous world champ ever?

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  • Weekly Result 17. - 23.04.2017's Thumbnail

    Weekly Result 17. - 23.04.2017

    Die_Schanze Apr 24, 2017, 3:31 AM

    The first task was to complete two chapters of yusuovs training coures, currently the german edition of "boost your chess 1". I had time on tuesday, wednesday and thursday, so i completed three chapters:   Chapter Category Topic Points Result 11 Strategy the...

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    Hey That's Me! - Kostya & Isaac Spotted in Reykjavik

    NapoleonBonaparteIV Apr 23, 2017, 6:33 PM

    Fellow chess.com contributor IM Kostya Kavutskiy and I got some special attention during Round 6 of the Reykjavik Open! Shout-out to Simon, Fiona, and the chess.com team for a show well done From what I can recall,...

  • GM Khachiyan Simul at the Evans Memorial's Thumbnail

    GM Khachiyan Simul at the Evans Memorial

    WCM mkkuhner Apr 23, 2017, 3:37 PM

    I arrived in Reno the day before the tournament.  (I learned my lesson many years ago about flying on the day of the event, as I sat in foggy Chicago while my clock ran out.)  This gave me the chance to participate...

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