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    The Ugly Castle

    GM Gserper Dec 8, 2017, 6:17 PM

    Even beginners know that castling is a very important part of an opening strategy since it moves your king away from the center into a comfortable home created by a rook and three pawns. But what if the new king's...

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    The Deadly Pawn Sacrifice

    GM Gserper Nov 21, 2017, 12:54 AM

    In last week's article we learned some of the favorite chess patterns of super-GM Ding Liren. As you probably remember, he loves to play for domination when his opponent's pieces can barely move. His most common...

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    Double the Fun

    batgirl Nov 7, 2017, 7:16 AM

         A few months ago Chess.com introduced an individual version of four player chess called "Free For All."  Just recently a second version called "Teams" has been released.  Four player...

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    Carlsen In Speed Chess Final After Beating Grischuk

    PeterDoggers Nov 22, 2017, 3:00 AM

    Magnus Carlsen is the first player to reach the final of the 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship. On Tuesday the world champion beat Alexander Grischuk with a five-point margin despite losing the bullet segment. This...

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    Levon Aronian Wins 2017 FIDE World Cup

    PeterDoggers Sep 27, 2017, 6:14 AM

    Some 12 years after his victory in Khanty-Mansiysk, Levon Aronian has won his second FIDE World Cup title and the $120,000 first prize. In today’s tiebreak against Ding Liren he won both rapid games.  After...

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    Ivanchuk Implodes On 1st Day Quarterfinals

    PeterDoggers Sep 15, 2017, 9:36 AM

    He spent 42 minutes on his 10th move and resigned as early as move 24. Vassily Ivanchuk imploded after misplaying the opening and lost quickly to Levon Aronian as the quarterfinals of the FIDE World Cup took...

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    How The English Attacks: Early Nbd7

    WGM axvesik Dec 21, 2015, 4:25 PM

    You’ve learned the basics of the English Attack vs the Najdorf Sicilian, but what do you do when Black delays castling and launches into immediate counterplay with Nbd7? WGM Tatev Abrahamyan has the answer as...

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    ChessCenter: Controversy At The World Cup

    ChessCenter Sep 23, 2015, 5:41 PM

    Your weekly dose of ChessCenter is back with the best chess news and entertainment you can't find anywhere else. Watch our exclusive report about a super-GM castling controversy at the Baku World Cup, and play...

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    Ginger GM Cooks Spicy Attacks - Part 1

    GM Ginger_GM May 5, 2014, 7:59 PM

    The Ginger GM, Simon Williams, shows off how precious timing can be in an opposite side castling position. Material might as well be forgotten, as it is all about who wins the race. He gets the best of his opponent,...

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    English-Ukrainian chess Dictionary

    Osokor2 Dec 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

    English-Ukrainian chess Dictionary   King – Король Queen (Королева) – Ферзь Rook (грак, гайворон, шахрай) -Тура Bishop (Єпископ) – Слон Knight [nait]  (Кінний лицар), скорочено N  –  Кінь Pawn – пішак   Threat –...

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    History of chess

    Srinibas_Masanta Dec 10, 2017, 7:01 AM

    While the exact time and place of chess's origin is debated, most scholars believe it was developed sometime around the sixth century A.D. It is a descendant of a game called chaturanga, which was commonly played...

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    10 Tips to Become a Chess Champ

    Srinibas_Masanta Dec 10, 2017, 2:44 AM

    If you want to be a chess champ, it’ll take lots of learning and lots of practicing. Here are 10 tips to get you started: LEARN THE MOVES Each chess piece can move only a certain way. For instance, a pawn moves...

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