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    Were Players In The 1800s Terrible?

    IM Silman Nov 22, 2017, 6:59 PM

    The Chess.com member LittlePawn988 wrote: Something really bugs me. I often hear players, of every level, talking about the strength of masters of the past and sometimes I find them really arrogant and disrespectful....

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    The Deadly Pawn Sacrifice

    GM Gserper Nov 21, 2017, 12:54 AM

    In last week's article we learned some of the favorite chess patterns of super-GM Ding Liren. As you probably remember, he loves to play for domination when his opponent's pieces can barely move. His most common...

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    Carlsen-Grischuk Speed Chess Semifinal, By The Numbers

    FM MikeKlein Nov 20, 2017, 10:17 AM

    GM Magnus Carlsen has been beating anything with a heartbeat in November. First he won by the largest margin in the Champions Showdown with a day to spare, then he scored the most game points ever in a Speed Chess...

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    Advanced Tactics: Pseudo-Pins

    GM CCSCATL 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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    Karjakin's Winning Strategy: Beating Topalov

    GM vegasicilia Apr 15, 2016, 1:00 PM

    How did GM Sergey Karjakin beat GM Veselin Topalov in the 2016 Candidates’ Tournament, helping him advance to challenge Magnus Carlsen this fall? GM Ivan Sokolov has a comprehensive lesson on one of the most...

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    ShadowChess Episode 2

    shadowc Nov 23, 2017, 8:55 AM

    Hi! Continuing with my chess series, I tried to investigate into forgotten Philidor position and then a little less forgotten Lucena position Then jumped to play some games with a new friend SirMaestro0 !  

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    5 Mating Pattern Puzzles from Daily Games (White)

    IndreRe Nov 23, 2017, 5:23 AM

    Going after your opponent's king is one of the most exciting things in chess. You form an attacking plan, calculate, perhaps sacrifice, and eventually, hopefully checkmate him or at least gain a winning advantage. This...

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    Some ( technical ?! ) problems in Chess.com/live ?

    Unikat-Automat Nov 23, 2017, 1:41 AM

    Friends, these last days I,m just going crazy! I play blitz in live, but some stranges problems just make me really crazy, and cos of this I,m losing some games 1. sometimes some moves ( mine or to my opponent...

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