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    Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

    IM Silman Aug 17, 2017, 3:48 AM

    I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t know. However, I’m finally in the mood to discuss some of the Chess.com members'...

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    The Forums

    batgirl Aug 16, 2017, 11:13 AM

         When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead...

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    How Many Moves Can You See Ahead?

    louisathomas Aug 9, 2017, 3:49 AM

    I recently told a friend that I had been playing a lot of chess. “How good are you?” she asked. I brightened, interpreting the question as an invitation for a game. “No, I don’t play,”...

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    Averbakh (95), World's Oldest GM, Plays 4-Year-Old

    WFM MissLovaLova Sep 1, 2017, 2:47 PM

    Last Tuesday, a small chess festival was held at the famous Ostankino tower in Moscow. Among the participants were chess legends Boris Spassky and Yuri Averbakh, but also Sergey Karjakin and Russia's latest...

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    Pawns Don't Equal Points In Sinquefield Rd. 3

    FM MikeKlein Aug 4, 2017, 6:12 PM

    After two rounds of more wins than draws, nobody parked his car in the winner's circle after round three of the 2017 Sinquefield Cup. Despite the five draws, it sure seemed like a few more wins were coming in a...

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    Kasparov To Play St. Louis Rapid, Blitz

    PeterDoggers Jul 5, 2017, 2:34 PM

    In 2005, Garry Kasparov retired from competitive chess. Since then, he only played exhibition games and simuls. But now he'll be back. For real. Kasparov at the Paris Grand Chess Tour Pro-Am day two weeks...

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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...

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    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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