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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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    The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

    jimmysoni Aug 16, 2017, 3:08 AM

    By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni If anyone has a claim to be considered the founder of the information age, Claude Shannon does. In his groundbreaking work at the intersections of mathematics, engineering, and computer...

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    Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?

    GM Gserper Aug 12, 2017, 5:14 PM

    The question in the title of the article might surprise you. Indeed, what can be easier than pushing your pawn to the back rank and choosing a piece you want it to become? In reality, there are more problems...

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    Advanced Tactics: Pseudo-Pins

    GM CCSCA Jul 19, 2017, 1:10 PM

    How can you use pseudo-pins to win chess games? GM Ben Finegold explains their power in this tactical lesson.

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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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    Hikaru Explains How To Beat A Queen Sacrifice

    GM Hikaru Feb 24, 2017, 9:48 PM

    How do you handle a queen sacrifice from your opponent? Hikaru Nakamura is back to give you a personal lesson on one of the most exciting things that can happen in a chess game.

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    Chess as a sport

    CM aln276 Aug 16, 2017, 6:33 PM

    We all play chess for different reasons. For some of us chess is an exciting game for leisure time or mind exercise. Once chess becomes a sport for you, the approach to the game changes drastically. It is not enough...

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    Bullet Chess #3

    Capricorn95 Aug 16, 2017, 11:47 AM

    Hello everyone, I wanted to write this quick post to let everyone know I have just published a new video on my youtube channel. It is the third installment of my bullet chess series. The video features Richard...

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    Cleveland Open Round 1- Chloe Wang v Stacia Pugh (Scandinavian Defense)

    MidnasLament Aug 16, 2017, 9:42 AM

    So I decided to play the Cleveland Open.  After playing my first tournament, the Columbus Open (this is in Ohio, USA) and getting crushed and subsequently depressed (lol) I was hesitant to enter another tourney...

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