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  • More Of My Favorite Classic Chess Games's Thumbnail

    More Of My Favorite Classic Chess Games

    IM Silman May 18, 2017, 2:40 AM

    This series is all about the classic games that affected me in a profound manner as a young teen (15 years old). In general, they were positional games, since for a kid that grew up on attacking chess...

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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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    The Amazing Chess Coincidence

    GM Gserper May 14, 2017, 6:59 AM

    In his book "School of Excellence: Endgame Analysis," IM Mark Dvoretsky analyzes two very similar endgames. He writes: "The game Sultan Khan-Tartakower, played in 1931, was indeed almost completely identical to...

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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...

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    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...

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    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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  • The Sicilian for beginners ,Modern Scheveningen, Part 3 ,The Main Ideas and Plans's Thumbnail

    The Sicilian for beginners ,Modern Scheveningen, Part 3 ,The Main Ideas and Plans

    jengaias May 24, 2017, 6:22 AM

    In this part, I will attempt to explain most of the main concepts of the pawn structure that result from sequence 1.                                                              Diagram 1         This is the most...

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    Copenhagen Chess Challenge 2017

    FM HustleTime May 23, 2017, 7:05 AM

    Dear all, While finally the spring (some might even argue summer ) weather has finally kicked in in Copenhagen, I was up for another chess challenge in my journey, this time Copenhagen Chess Challenge 2017 tournament!...

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    Intro to Open Games Part 1

    Win_Like_McEntee May 21, 2017, 11:37 PM

    Open Games begin with 1. e4 e5. There are many sharp lines that may arise. While white is in the driver seat being half a move up in a symmetrical position, black has many fighting chances as well. There are lots...

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