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  • Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?'s Thumbnail

    Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?

    IM Silman Sep 22, 2017, 2:14 AM

    The Chess.com member Kingdom_chess2 asked: “Why is the King’s Indian Attack less popular at the top level? Is there any specific reason?” JS: The KIA (King’s Indian Attack) was explored...

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    Game of the Month

    batgirl Apr 12, 2017, 11:48 AM

         The United States in the 1940s had many splendid chess players such as Sammy Reshevsky, Reuben Fine, Al Horowitz and Isaac Kashdan.  The following story involves all those legends...

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    The 10 most common mistakes among chess beginners

    FM LuisFSiles Mar 13, 2017, 12:39 PM

    There is one thing chess players at all levels have in common: we want to play better. From the player who just learnt how to move the pieces all the way to Magnus Carlsen. And the good news is that there is always...

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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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    World Cup Shock: Carlsen, Kramnik, Nakamura Out

    PeterDoggers Sep 10, 2017, 9:35 AM

    A huge shock was felt at the FIDE World Cup today as some of the biggest names in the tournament got knocked out: Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik and Hikaru Nakamura. Carlsen couldn't beat...

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  • How The English Attacks: Early Nbd7's Thumbnail

    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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    SCC September Quads

    RookSacrifice Oct 17, 2017, 3:45 PM

    Two weeks after Oregon Open, I played in the SCC Quads. The people in my section were Owen Xuan, Federico Garcia, and Addison Lee. Round 1 In this game, I knew the structure with c5 favored me, but I wasn't sure...

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    What I've learned

    Daybreak57 Oct 13, 2017, 12:23 AM

    After these games I realize I need to be more focused when I am being attacked and stop blindly developing and blindly castling.  Those are bad habits I picked up while playing 3 minute blitz.  Maybe I should play...

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    Generating An Attack#2 - London system middlegame plans

    FangBo Sep 30, 2017, 12:50 PM

    Welcome to my new series...there will be a regular release of 1 article each weekend, and in this series I want to explain some of my attacking ideas in chess. To get you warmed up, here is a puzzle from one of...

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