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  • What In The World Is A Chess Style?'s Thumbnail

    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

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    Links to the Past III

    batgirl Apr 26, 2017, 11:44 AM

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow, becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

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    Is Speed Chess Good For You?

    NM danheisman Apr 26, 2017, 3:28 AM

    Yes.* *Speed chess is good for you (meaning it can help your slow chess, too) but doing it "incorrectly" could be harmful. Let's digress... A few years ago our Main Line Chess Club hosted a seminar by WGM Jennifer...

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    Giri Dutch King In Reykjavik

    PeterDoggers Apr 28, 2017, 8:38 AM

    On the day that Dutch king Willem-Alexander turned 50, Anish Giri was the king in Reykjavik. The Dutch number one won the Reykjavik Open with an undefeated 8.5/10 score, and finished ahead of four grandmasters who...

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    Mamedyarov Extends Lead As Kramnik Struggles

    FM MikeKlein Apr 27, 2017, 4:16 PM

    GM Vladimir Kramnik would like to fast-forward over the middle rounds of the Shamkir super-tournament. His audacious 25. Rxe5 in round four is now a distant memory. After losing in round five before the rest day,...

  • Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess's Thumbnail

    Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess

    FM MikeKlein Apr 26, 2017, 11:39 AM

    With Zurich, Grenke, Reykjavik, and Poikovsky tournaments all taking place nearly simultaneously, you might think there's no room for "other news." But this is the digital age; there's room for anything! In this...

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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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    Chess Road Trip: Europe

    FM MikeKlein Jul 14, 2015, 12:39 PM

    FM Mike Klein tours the chess games of Europe in this rapid-fire video. Analyzing seven of the best games the continent has to offer, FM Klein shows you amazing tactics and beautiful combinations. Take fun...

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    5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Strategy

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Jun 26, 2015, 9:57 PM

    Tactics decide most chess games, but as you advance in strength, you will find that strategy becomes increasingly important. So how can you improve your chess strategy? GM Perelshteyn is back with five easy-to-digest...

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  • Which was my best game after 6 months on Chess.com?'s Thumbnail

    Which was my best game after 6 months on Chess.com?

    Adihere Apr 28, 2017, 10:05 AM

    I joined Chess.com in October 2016. After six months on Chess.com, I have already had many amazing games. Some of my best games are:- 1) "How to play King and Pawn endgames" 2) "Cute Little Tactics"   3) "Magnus...

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    Chess Lesson #37: Winning Material Isn't Winning

    Korasoff Apr 28, 2017, 8:43 AM

    Thesis While being ahead in material is a tactical advantage, it is not a strategic advantage, and it is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for winning.   Argument After playing a few games of chess,...

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    Chess.com Dev Update: April 28, 2017

    News Apr 28, 2017, 8:35 AM

    Hey Chess.com! We really worked a lot on enhancements this week! In addition to completely reworking the chess board for the entire site to be more responsive, we are switching javascript libraries as well; moving...

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