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  • The 3-Check Traps You Need To Know's Thumbnail

    The 3-Check Traps You Need To Know

    FM MikeKlein May 9, 2017, 2:41 AM

    You don't play 3-check on the Chess.com live server? That's a shame. I thought we could be friends. Why is the game great? All that opening theory that masters know more about? Yeah, it's all useless. Draws?...

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    Interesting Chess Data: Time Controls And Game Results

    erik May 4, 2017, 5:44 PM

    Every chess game starts with a "time control" - how long each player has to move. And every game ends with a "result" - why did it end? A friend asked me about how each time control impacts the result, and I had...

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    Who Is The Bizarre Grandmaster?

    GM Gserper Apr 30, 2017, 1:36 AM

    It's a shame that the grandmaster Nigel Short is not as well known to the general public as much as he used to be.   In the 1990s he was one of the best chess players in the world and even played...

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  • MVL, Grischuk, Harikrishna Win In Moscow GP R5's Thumbnail

    MVL, Grischuk, Harikrishna Win In Moscow GP R5

    PeterDoggers May 16, 2017, 3:10 PM

    Ding Liren and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov continue to lead the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow going into the rest day. On Tuesday the winners were Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Alexander Grischuk and Pentala Harikrishna. Sergey...

  • Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess's Thumbnail

    Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess

    FM MikeKlein Apr 26, 2017, 11:39 AM

    With Zurich, Grenke, Reykjavik, and Poikovsky tournaments all taking place nearly simultaneously, you might think there's no room for "other news." But this is the digital age; there's room for anything! In this...

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    Karjakin, So Notch 1st Wins In Shamkir

    FM MikeKlein Apr 25, 2017, 3:51 PM

    Neither the world's number-two rated player nor the world champion runner-up were having memorable events at Shamkir Chess 2017, but they will now sleep a little easier going into the tournament's only rest day. All...

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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

    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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