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  • How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings's Thumbnail

    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

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    Wim Andriessen, Founder Of New In Chess, 1938-2017

    PeterDoggers May 19, 2017, 2:53 AM

    Wim Andriessen was one of those figures who, while remaining mostly in the background, changed the chess world significantly. The founder and publisher of New In Chess died on Sunday among family at his home in...

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    3 Winners In Moscow; Rolex For Nakamura

    PeterDoggers May 18, 2017, 3:11 PM

    The top of the standings didn't change much despite three decisive games in round six of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. The winners were Hikaru Nakamura, Boris Gelfand, who both moved to plus-one, and Michael...

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    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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    ChessCenter: Magnus Wins Everything

    ChessCenter Dec 17, 2015, 8:28 PM

    Reports of Magnus Carlsen’s downfall were slightly premature. The world chess champion won everything worth winning in London, and ChessCenter has your full report. Did you know that Magnus also appeared with...

  • Opening Traps for Beginners: Scholar's & Other f7 Tricks!'s Thumbnail

    Opening Traps for Beginners: Scholar's & Other f7 Tricks!

    IM TigerLilov Jan 9, 2013, 10:30 AM

    With his latest video lecture targeted towards beginner level players, FM Lilov reviews the common traps and tricks white might play for against the "Achilles Heel" of black's position. He reviews the Scholar's...

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    How to play chess extremely well

    earl193 May 27, 2017, 12:43 AM

    How to play chess extremely well How to play chess really well so that you can achieve a respectable rating or playing ability A grandmaster is a dynamic player which usually rating 0.02 % among all of the players...

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    My Summer Chess Goals!

    check97mate May 24, 2017, 12:59 PM

    Hello dear chess friends! It has been a while since I have posted anything on my chess.com blog, and I am glad to be back. I am writing this today to give you all a look into my summer chess plans and goals while...

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    The Sicilian for beginners ,Modern Scheveningen, Part 3 ,The Main Ideas and Plans

    jengaias May 24, 2017, 6:22 AM

    In this part, I will attempt to explain most of the main concepts of the pawn structure that result from sequence 1.                                                              Diagram 1         This is the most...

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