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  • Can You Smell Chess Moves?'s Thumbnail

    Can You Smell Chess Moves?

    GM Gserper Mar 4, 2017, 10:30 PM

    In the beginning of the 1990s, I established a certain routine. Whenever I set foot in Moscow (and I did it pretty frequently), I would visit the Central Chess Club and climb a narrow staircase to the third floor...

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    The Opening That Didn't Like Bobby Fischer

    IM Silman Feb 16, 2017, 3:58 AM

    Chess players are always looking for new openings. But picking an opening isn’t easy since there are so many to choose. Sometimes the choice is made by using the openings of your favorite chess hero. And...

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    Carlsen Checkmates!

    GM Gserper Feb 11, 2017, 11:52 PM

    The most shocking chess episode of the year that everyone is talking about happened in the Tata Steel super tournament. Indeed how often does the world chess champion miss a checkmate in three, when he...

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    FideCastro Mar 27, 2017, 11:30 PM

    Botvinnik-Sorokin, USSR 1931

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    Daily Chess Improvement 18/3/17

    NMShrillShooter Mar 17, 2017, 10:39 PM

    Hello! Our topic for the next few days is: Attacking openings: Some of the attacking openings are listed below: 1.)Sicilian Defence 2.)Dutch Defence 3.)King's Indian Defence and Attack 4.)Semi-Slav Botvinnik Variation 5.)Nimzo...

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    Fischer's eccentric brilliancies: Part 2

    Lt2Adnan Feb 25, 2017, 6:01 AM

    The last time we left off, Fischer was on his way to the Soviet Union, where you don't play chess, but chess plays you he was about to participate in the prestigious 1959 Candidates Tournament. Back then the Red...

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    Botvinnik Knows His Chess Patterns

    GM Ginger_GM Oct 18, 2016, 3:04 PM

    What kind of person did it take to build the Russian school of chess? The patriarch, Mikhail Botvinnik, was a scientific and analytical thinker whose knowledge of chess patterns was unparalleled. Join GM Simon Williams...

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    Tania Sachdev On Botvinnik's IQP Lesson

    IM Tania_S Jan 1, 2016, 5:59 PM

    IM Tania Sachdev makes her Chess.com video debut with this comprehensive lesson on the isolated queen’s pawn. Should you fear an isolated pawn structure? Tania and Tarrasch both say no! Learn all about this...

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    Botvinnik vs Capablanca: Pawns And Pieces

    FM ImmortalTechnique Oct 22, 2015, 3:22 PM

    FM Elliot Liu is back with the third and final part of his video series on the immortal classic, Botvinnik vs. Capablanca AVRO 1938. In this thrilling finale, witness Botvinnik's much lauded sacrifice to overcame...

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