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  • Bronstein's Recipe For Attacks's Thumbnail

    Bronstein's Recipe For Attacks

    GM Gserper Jul 8, 2017, 11:24 PM

    Most of the classical attacking games have a similar scenario: the winner brings his pieces close to the opponent's king and then sacrifices something to deliver a winning combination. But what can you do if your...

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    What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament

    louisathomas Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 AM

    I prepared for my first chess tournament for weeks. Every night, I played a rapid game -- and then studied it, reviewing my moves to see where I missed a tactic, where I anticipated the wrong move, where I could...

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    The Lonely Bishop Checkmate

    GM Gserper Jun 25, 2017, 4:07 AM

    In my recent article, "The Lonely Knight Checkmate," I discussed a very uncommon situation where a checkmate is delivered by a knight and the winner has no other pieces on the board besides pawns. Such situations...

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  • Did Anand Promote Illegally vs Kramnik?'s Thumbnail

    Did Anand Promote Illegally vs Kramnik?

    PeterDoggers Jul 12, 2017, 6:04 AM

    The new FIDE Laws of Chess are in effect since July 1. One thing that's new is that using two hands to promote a pawn is considered an illegal move, and during rapid and blitz games an arbiter is supposed to...

  • Carlsen Phenomenal At Blitz, Wins Leuven Grand Chess Tour's Thumbnail

    Carlsen Phenomenal At Blitz, Wins Leuven Grand Chess Tour

    PeterDoggers Jul 2, 2017, 3:26 PM

    Garry Kasparov, a man who knows what it means to dominate, called it a "phenomenal performance" when Magnus Carlsen clinched the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour in Leuven, Belgium with two rounds...

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    Athletes, Grandmasters Battle In Chess Pro-Am

    FM MikeKlein Jun 26, 2017, 6:42 PM

    What happens when you combine six professional athletes with six premier mental athletes? At the inaugural The Players' Tribune and Chess.com Pro-Am Chess Tournament, you get moments of serious chess, bouts of raucousness,...

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  • Best Queen Sacs Of The 2000s's Thumbnail

    Best Queen Sacs Of The 2000s

    FM MikeKlein Mar 10, 2015, 8:15 PM

    FM Mike Klein concludes his exceptional queen sacrifice series with a look at the best queen sacs of the millennium. You won’t want to miss these modern brilliancies, especially with the best checkmate of the...

  • How To Improve Your Strategy: Sacrifices's Thumbnail

    How To Improve Your Strategy: Sacrifices

    IM hellokostya Feb 9, 2015, 2:51 PM

    Everyone knows you can sacrifice to checkmate the enemy king. But when is it good to give away material for just a strategic goal? FM Kostya Kavutskiy shows you exactly when it is profitable to sacrifice material,...

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    Shankland's Super Tournament: vs Robin van Kampen

    GM Shankland Feb 4, 2015, 8:04 AM

    GM Sam Shankland, fresh off nine straight draws, needed a victory in the recently completed Tata Steel tournament. All he had to do was not get checkmated first. After a Classical French Defense (Burn Variation),...

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    Aranytiz round 4 - Beating the Budapest Blitz champion

    IM attilaturzo Aug 23, 2017, 2:11 AM

    in round 4 I played with Alex Krstulovic   who won the Budapest Blitz Championship last Sunday. He is a 14 years old FIDE-master and european champion in the under 8 years old category. He has a very serious study...

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    A win from nothing - The London System (copycat variation)

    FangBo Aug 22, 2017, 4:22 AM

    I was down my local chess club a week last monday, and (as I sometimes do) I took down a score of the moves, and should it turn out to be an interesting game, I would be able to share it with you guys, and I would...

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    checkmate in 2 moves (fastest way)

    adityasharma02042004 Aug 21, 2017, 9:31 AM

    first move                                   white-f4                                                    black-e6 second move                                                                                white-g4  ...

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