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    Why Study Chess?

    GM Gserper Nov 4, 2017, 11:18 PM

    Recently a chess player asked me a simple question: "I have no chess talent, so should I spend my time on reading chess books and studying chess games?" I am sure that at some point (usually after a disappointing...

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    The First Computer Chess Championship in the USA

    batgirl Sep 19, 2017, 5:37 PM

         For nearly 20 years computers have dominated chess.  These advanced devises not only defeat the best players, but have become indispensable as training tools, analyzing partners and always-ready...

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    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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    Carlsen-Ding Biggest Champions Showdown Win

    PeterDoggers Nov 15, 2017, 3:35 AM

    By scoring 8.5-3.5 on the final day, Magnus Carlsen beat Ding Liren 67-25 which was the biggest margin of all four Champions Showdown matches in St. Louis. Carlsen won $60,000 (€50,800) for his win, and Ding...

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    No Increment, No Problem For Nakamura, Dominguez

    FM MikeKlein Nov 9, 2017, 10:06 PM

    In day one of the 2017 Champions Showdown, it was a case of addition by lack of addition. Despite the G/30 time control, the longest of the four days of play, the event's lack of increment already factored in to...

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    Nepomniachtchi Tops Aronian In Nail-Biter Speed Chess

    NM SamCopeland Aug 23, 2017, 7:28 PM

    Ian Nepomniachtchi fended off a fierce comeback from Levon Aronian with skilled trickery in the bullet portion of the match and will advance to face Sergey Karjakin in the quarterfinals. In the early match, Aronian...

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    2017 Speed Chess Championship: Aronian vs Nepomniachtchi

    ChessTV Aug 25, 2017, 12:41 PM

    The hottest player in 2017 thus far, Levon Aronian, and blitz chess denizen Ian Nepomniachtchi contest one of the tightest matches in Speed Chess Championship history! Don't miss all the chess blunders, time scrambles,...

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    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

    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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    The search for chess improvement #6

    JamesAgadir Nov 20, 2017, 8:53 AM

    Okay I'm back I took a pause for a tournament. First here are the tactics : Puzzle 1 (failed): After a quick material count I saw that I was a minor piece down. The king looked safe enough but the rook was hanging....

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    My notable games

    mavaddat Nov 19, 2017, 3:43 PM

    Knight + bishop + pawn + king checkmate Don't take your opponent's pieces without checking if they have a cheapo. #cheapo Grab the space! #sacrifice #centre #space  This game I was losing badly,...

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    my little pawn sacrifice

    csayant2014 Nov 19, 2017, 10:02 AM

    hi   it was just a little pawn sacrifice to checkmate black king. it was long boring inaccurate game all day long . two rook and bishop vs one rook and queen end game . precisely boring but i had to secure the win...

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