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    The Fun Of Pros And Cons (Again)

    NM danheisman Jun 15, 2017, 2:26 AM

    Many years ago I wrote a Novice Nook column, "The Fun of Pros and Cons." This column was directed at the many players who play way too fast in long time-control games. The column and its sequel "Chess is Decisions"...

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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 Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

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    Hammer's Highlights: Besieging The Uncastled King

    GM SultanOfKings Feb 20, 2017, 6:59 PM

    How do you prosecute an attack on a king that doesn't castle? GM Jon Ludwig Hammer shows how he does it with vim, vigor, and determination.

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    The Day Harry Went For Broke

    GM Ginger_GM Jun 7, 2016, 1:19 PM

    GM Simon Williams concludes his excellent video series on using “Harry” the h-pawn to attack with a beautiful game where White went “all in” for an assault on the castled enemy king. Enjoy this easy-to-understand...

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    Hack Attack! Episode 41

    ChessTV May 18, 2015, 12:44 PM

    Hack Attack is back with IM Thomas Rendle. You know the routine: Castle Opposite, Never Trade Queens, and Attack Attack Attack! Hear IM Rendle’s every thought in this replay of the live stream originally broadcast...

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    Chess Bughouse Strategy

    Echecs-Shanghai Jun 24, 2017, 8:52 PM

    #1 KING SAFETY COMES FIRST,   Everything Else Comes Second Avoid leaving any hole in your position Never castle unless absolutely necessary Put your queen close to your king #2: COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY What pieces...

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    Midna's Swindle of the Year

    MidnasLament Jun 19, 2017, 4:09 PM

    I played black in this exciting game where white took me out of book pretty fast and surprised me with a queenside castle!  A pawn storm emerged and I tried my best to defend.. barely hung in there through the bishop...

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    Going for a Title at 30

    dbschultz Jun 18, 2017, 7:12 PM

         In many sports, someone who is 30 is considered a senior citizen. However, unlike boxing or competitive pole dancing, my main tool is my mind and reaction time won't be the difference between survival and a...

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