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  • I’m Passionate About Squares's Thumbnail

    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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    The Lonely Knight Checkmate

    GM Gserper Jun 18, 2017, 12:13 AM

    After my very first lesson at the chess club of the Pioneer Palace, our coach gave us a simple checkmate-in-three-moves puzzle. Immediately our most advanced players started shouting that it is an absolutely impossible...

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    The Fun Of Pros And Cons (Again)

    NM danheisman Jun 15, 2017, 2:26 AM

    Many years ago I wrote a Novice Nook column, "The Fun of Pros and Cons." This column was directed at the many players who play way too fast in long time-control games. The column and its sequel "Chess is Decisions"...

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  • How Many Wins Can You Miss?'s Thumbnail

    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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    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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    Chess Bughouse Strategy

    Echecs-Shanghai Jun 24, 2017, 8:52 PM

    #1 KING SAFETY COMES FIRST,   Everything Else Comes Second Avoid leaving any hole in your position Never castle unless absolutely necessary Put your queen close to your king #2: COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY What pieces...

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    My Seven Move Checkmate!

    tristanbills Jun 24, 2017, 7:14 PM

    I'm really trying to just find the best way to preserve this game because I surprised myself. Albeit I was playing against the Computer on the 1st level, but I am still very new to Chess. I started playing on June...

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    good morning to all

    VidyadharTambe Jun 24, 2017, 7:05 PM

    chess is only not a game it is creativity 

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