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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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    I’m Passionate About Squares

    IM Silman Jun 22, 2017, 1:54 AM

    Many chess players have a limited understanding of the game. They think it’s all about mating the enemy king. They think it’s all about tactics and attack. They think it’s about creating threats....

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    Trucos, trampas y celadas en la Apertura Española

    FM LuisFSiles Jun 20, 2017, 3:51 PM

    Muchas veces por la esperanza de ganar una partida de ajedrez muy rápido y otras para evitar caer en esas trampas y trucos de la fase inicial del juego, el caso es que a todos nos interesa conocer las celadas...

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    How Many Wins Can You Miss?

    GM JRLOK Jun 5, 2017, 12:35 PM

    Can GM Dzindzichashvili make it through one of Pete's pathetic chess games without losing his mind? Find out what went wrong on this hilarious member-game analysis.

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    Making A Middlegame Crisis

    GM vegasicilia Apr 20, 2017, 1:51 PM

    You know that a crisis in chess can pay off, but how do you make one on the board? GM Sokolov solves this mystery in his conclusive lesson.

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    Chess Patterns Make Masters

    IM dpruess Mar 3, 2017, 2:53 PM

    Chess masters and studies all agree: strength in chess comes from pattern recognition. In this all-new lesson, IM David Pruess shares how tactics flow from critical patterns.

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    Sault Ste. Marie to welcome chess players from around the world

    Aarao Jun 26, 2017, 6:24 PM

    Dating back to the 17th century, some of the brightest minds have been challenged by competing in the game of chess. As the nation gathers to honour Canada 150 over the summer months, Sault Ste. Marie will be hosting...

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    A Tragic Almost-Mini in the Grunfeld

    chesster3145 Jun 26, 2017, 4:21 PM

        Hi everyone,     Again I've missed the once a week mark by just one or two days, and that's been mostly because I've been particularly busy this past week. But now that summer is here, I should be able to make...

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    So Close...

    MafuMafu Jun 26, 2017, 2:02 PM

    Going into the last tournament of the year at the Illowa Chess Club, everyone knew it was going to be a tough fight for who would win the last seven spots of the club championship because of how close the standings...

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