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    How To Quickly Gain Rating Points

    GM Gserper Jan 12, 2018, 11:49 PM

    In one of my recent articles, I asked readers to share their goals for 2018. Despite my explicit warning that the goal of gaining rating points can be counterproductive, this is exactly what majority of our...

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    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 2

    IM Silman Jan 11, 2018, 9:16 PM

    CHESS LIFE Chess Life, of course, has had its good times and bad times; the late 1970s brought about a cut in the page-count while the Fischer drop in membership forced austerity, including removing many columnists....

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    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines: Part 1

    IM Silman Jan 4, 2018, 10:45 PM

    CHESS LIFE AND REVIEW I was recently thinking about the best U.S. chess magazines ever. There were quite a lot. Two favorites are Joel Benjamin’s magazine, Chess Chow (1991 to 1994), which was hilarious,...

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    Best Of PRO Chess League: Tactics

    GM vegasicilia Apr 6, 2017, 2:16 PM

    The 2017 season of the PRO Chess League is in the books, and chess fans across the world enjoyed thrilling play by some of the top names in chess. GM Ivan Sokolov reviews the best tactics played in the league...

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    Sokolov On Winning In The Lopez: f5 Sidelines

    GM vegasicilia Jul 13, 2016, 1:22 PM

    In part three of his series on the Ruy Lopez, Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov shows you key theory in the exciting 3...Bc5 and 4...f5 lines in the Ruy Lopez. While you book up, enjoy the some incredible miniatures such...

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    Changing In Chess: 06-12-16

    ChessTV Oct 18, 2016, 10:13 AM

    GM Yermolinsky and GM Sokolov bring you another fantastic epidsode of "Changing in Chess" which highlights the evolution of opening theory! If you have dreams of being booked up to the teeth on the most modern openings...

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    Alekhine on The Moller Defence.

    simaginfan Jan 21, 2018, 4:40 AM

    Recently my friend Toucanchess did a blog on the Moller Defence in the Ruy Lopez. In it he quoted a game of Alekhine's. Since I have a special interest in the way that great players handle different opening systems,...

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    Improvement Plan

    Daybreak57 Jan 20, 2018, 5:45 AM

    Over the course of years I have written well over a hundred posts on the general forums in chess.com.  I gave a lot of free advice.  I can tell you that I'm done.  I will not talk deeply about any book or any article...

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    Repeated mistakes in chess

    Daybreak57 Jan 20, 2018, 4:57 AM

    Years ago I was playing chess at Starbucks and I saw someone I know that goes by the name of Rogue_King on chess.com playing chess with someone I have never seen before.  When watching the game they were playing...

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