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  • Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances's Thumbnail

    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    The Match Of The 21st Century

    GM Gserper Mar 25, 2017, 8:44 PM

    When chess players say "match of the century," usually they refer to the famous match between the USSR and the "rest of the world" that took place in Belgrade in 1970. In reality, many famous chess competitions...

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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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    Live Team Match Results

    SpeedyChess11 Mar 24, 2017, 10:52 AM

    Hey,so as you may have heard,we had our 1st live team match yesterday...we only had 4 players show,but it was a good match overall ending in a draw at 4-4! I Drew both of my games,as B1, vs @speedybulletchess,a...

  • Battle for Acropolis's Thumbnail

    Battle for Acropolis

    SergejBrln Mar 10, 2017, 5:00 AM

    The match against ACROPOLIS is out biggest team match so far. It's being played at 23 boards, exactly have of the games (23 out of 46) are already over and it's tied: the score is 11,5:11,5. Two accounts in each...

  • Your Endgame Troubles End Here: Prelude's Thumbnail

    Your Endgame Troubles End Here: Prelude

    TooruAmuro86 Mar 10, 2017, 2:34 AM

    Hello Endgame Lovers, I hope you all have been studying endgames, actively participating in discussions, and playing in our weekly tournaments. Last month, I asked if any of you had questions or concerns regarding...

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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...

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    How To Improve Your Strategy: Sacrifices

    FM 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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  • Preparation day 7: Sharpening the Catalan's Thumbnail

    Preparation day 7: Sharpening the Catalan

    IM attilaturzo Mar 29, 2017, 3:07 AM

    Today I continued the improve my understanding of the Catalan with white. I studied the libes where black captures on c4 and keep the pawns, plus the line where he gives the check on b4 and goes back to e7 with...

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    Preparation day 6: Catalan review, checkmate puzzles

    IM attilaturzo Mar 28, 2017, 2:19 PM

    Today I solved a few checkmate puzzles and started to review the Catalan opening from Avrukh's book  Grandmaster Repertoire 1: 1.d4 Volume One     Important lines in the open variation: I like to play against...

  • Preparation day 5: English with black, walking's Thumbnail

    Preparation day 5: English with black, walking

    IM attilaturzo Mar 27, 2017, 3:52 PM

    Today I solved a few checkmate puzzles and then started to search for study material against the english opening with black. I share a few checkmates: I found these books helpful:   Grandmaster Repertoire...

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