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  • More Lessons From Master Games's Thumbnail

    More Lessons From Master Games

    GM Gserper May 20, 2017, 6:37 PM

    Last time, we started to analyze the old game Charousek-Alapin and learned a useful trick that can be used in variety of openings. As a rule, you can learn more than just one idea from a game played by...

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    More Of My Favorite Classic Chess Games

    IM Silman May 18, 2017, 2:40 AM

    This series is all about the classic games that affected me in a profound manner as a young teen (15 years old). In general, they were positional games, since for a kid that grew up on attacking chess...

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    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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    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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    The Practical Decision

    GM GMMelik Nov 1, 2016, 3:21 PM

    What does it mean to be practical in a chess game? GM Melik Khachiyan says it's partly about creating problems for your opponent. Here, he creates just enough difficulties to draw GM Alex Lenderman into the mire...

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    Attacking Chess And The King Hunt

    GM Ginger_GM Mar 28, 2016, 10:17 PM

    Do you have what it takes to successfully attack the enemy king in a chess game? GM Simon Williams concludes his popular series on king hunts with this lesson from his countryman Nigel Short, teaching you everything...

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    sweet bullet sequence

    levar8 May 22, 2017, 3:43 PM

    What would you play here? Trade queens and play Nxa7+? I thought about it, but you can do better. Mate is not forced but you can win the queen in exchange for your knight. He played to quickly and got mated.  https://www.chess.com/live/game/2114963533    

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    Gorey Chess Rapid Champ. (22 May 2017)

    Manu-Trainer May 22, 2017, 3:20 PM

    Gorey Chess Club Rapid Championship (22 May 2017) = 15' / GAMe... Champ.= 'Pain in the neck' TECHnocratical Trainer = Manuel GARDENES = Grumpy old Trainer... Trainer should NOT really be playing at all in my opinion......

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    Rapid Chess Champion 2017

    WIM Cami3 May 22, 2017, 10:33 AM

    Yesterday my team and I won the Romanian Cup, too big for the picture as you can see!  Let me share with you part of one of my games, which I played with black. So black is to move. What would you play? The position...

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