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  • Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits's Thumbnail

    Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Aug 10, 2017, 3:11 AM

    Everyone has a favorite chess player. People like players that are still alive, like Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, etc. Or players that are no longer with us, like Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal or, going way back,...

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    The Chess Guessing Game

    Vik-Hansen Jul 26, 2017, 1:57 PM

    In our previous installment, we discussed the concept of pattern recognition and this time we present a method for developing overall chess skills without having to rely on static generalizations or idealized simplicity...

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    I Have No Idea How I Won

    IM Silman Jul 20, 2017, 2:11 AM

    The Chess.com member ostria wrote: I wonder if you would take a look at one of my games. I won, but the thing is I have no idea how! I made simple moves through the game and I am sure we both made many mistakes,...

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    Capablanca's Principle

    GM GMMelik Dec 23, 2016, 9:40 AM

    World Champion Jose Raoul Capablanca is widely considered to be one of the most intuitive players of all time. What governing principles can we learn from Capablanca? GM Melik Khachiyan shows us that one great principle...

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    Capablanca's Greatest Chess Endgame

    IM djgwards Nov 1, 2016, 3:26 PM

    World Champion Jose Raoul Capablanca is possibly the greatest natural endgame player of all time. Probably his greatest endgame victory is his classic defeat of Savielly Tartakower. King activity, rook activity,...

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    Learn From The Old Masters: Capablanca: Solid Fundamentals

    GM dbojkov Feb 26, 2016, 8:33 PM

    What can you learn from the old chess masters? A whole lot, especially when we’re talking about Jose Capablanca, widely considered one of the best chess players ever. Check out Capablanca's fundamentals vs...

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    Morphy and Me

    ArnieChipmunk Aug 20, 2017, 11:05 AM

    One of the very first chess books I bought was Morphy's Games of Chess (1957) by Philip W. Sergeant. This book (I was 14 years old when I read it) made a lasting impression on me - I've been fascinated by the...

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    KORCHNOI'S BEST GAMES - NO.3 SEMI-SLAV DEFENCE

    EndeavourMorse Aug 18, 2017, 3:54 AM

    This game came in the USSR Junior Championship of 1947, played in Korchnoi's home town of Leningrad. Korchnoi won this on 11.5 points, half a point ahead of his opponent in this game, Shianovsky. The game is listed...

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    PRINCIPIA SCACCHORUM, Part 11: On Relations, the Very Fabric of (Chess) Life

    RoaringPawn Aug 15, 2017, 5:41 PM

    PIECE RELATIONS are the ultimate constituents of chess reality as life is trying to imitate chess - use of force, violence, bloody conflicts with captures and killings of (chess)men abound. Relationalism is a conceptual...

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