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  • The Most Foolish Opening Mistake's Thumbnail

    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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    How To Set Up A Chessboard

    CHESScom Mar 10, 2017, 11:01 PM

    If you have a chess set and want to start a game, the first thing you need to do is get the board set up correctly. Step 1: Lay out the board with the light square in the bottom-right corner.It’s important...

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    American Woman - Part VI

    batgirl Mar 1, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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  • Hammer's Highlights: Besieging The Uncastled King's Thumbnail

    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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    Basic Opening Principles

    Win_Like_McEntee Apr 25, 2017, 11:55 PM

    There are potentially three parts of a chess game, the opening, the middlegame, and the endgame. The opening tends to cover the period of the game while you and your opponent begin to get your pieces into the game,...

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    What's important to become a better chess player?

    Die_Schanze Apr 25, 2017, 4:24 AM

    In the past i wondered much about my opening and forgot about what is really important in chess. I have cleared my bookshelf by giving some stuff to my chess club and selling most of the opening books and i will...

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    Counter-Acting Negative Momentum

    gargantuanmedia Apr 16, 2017, 12:02 AM

    A late night match. USA (White) vs Malaysia (Black). 10 minutes.     This is a recent game where the tempo shifted from losing a match to a winning it. My Opponent, playing as Black, made excellent inroads with...

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