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  • Do You Need To Know Mate And Tactic Names?'s Thumbnail

    Do You Need To Know Mate And Tactic Names?

    IM Silman Nov 17, 2017, 12:36 AM

    The Chess.com member grepschrop wrote: “Some players told me that it’s not important to know the names of mating patterns. My experience with kids is contrary. What is your opinion?” SILMAN: Though...

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    The Strongest Chess Librarian In The World

    GM Gserper Oct 15, 2017, 1:40 AM

    Unless you live under a rock, you know that the 65-year-old librarian James Tarjan beat the former world champion Vladimir Kramnik in the recently concluded Chess.com Isle of Man tournament. Of course Grandmaster...

  • ChessKid.com: Making Chess More Fun With GIFs's Thumbnail

    ChessKid.com: Making Chess More Fun With GIFs

    ChessKid Sep 13, 2017, 12:57 AM

    Chess is so much more than simple squares, pieces, letters and numbers. But it certainly helps the learning process when you bring the game to life! Below are some of the animated GIFs that ChessKid uses in videos...

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  • The $1 Million Chess Puzzle's Thumbnail

    The $1 Million Chess Puzzle

    FM MikeKlein Nov 2, 2017, 2:04 PM

    Forget all the Chess.com job postings seeking computer programmers. There's now a prize much higher than helping us code four-player chess. The Clay Mathematics Institute of America is offering a cool $1 million...

  • Abdusattorov (13) Now 2nd-Youngest GM In History's Thumbnail

    Abdusattorov (13) Now 2nd-Youngest GM In History

    PeterDoggers Oct 31, 2017, 2:49 AM

    By securing his third grandmaster norm on Sunday Nodirbek Abdusattorov of Uzbekistan became the second youngest grandmaster in history. Only Sergey Karjakin got the title at a younger age. Abdusattorov played...

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    PRO League Qualifier: 40 Teams Vie For 8 Spots

    FM MikeKlein Oct 26, 2017, 3:57 PM

    More than 100 top-quality chess players will have the next three months of their lives transformed in a single day. And that day is this Saturday. The first-ever Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League Qualification...

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  • Disclaimer, The Ugly Truth and How it was done!'s Thumbnail

    Disclaimer, The Ugly Truth and How it was done!

    sellportal Nov 20, 2017, 12:23 AM

    First a disclaimer. The world is full of very good chess players that are titled and spend a lot of time helping others improve in chess. I'm not titled, have never been and most likely will never be (working upwards...

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    Queenstown Chess Championships - Rounds 4-7

    TyrantTick Nov 13, 2017, 3:33 AM

    (Image courtesy of @Iam2Busy . Round 7 vs Ryan. My trademark jacket slung over shoulder.  )    Ah well! Nearly a month after the Queenstown CC, I have finally got time to display (And save!) my final rounds  All...

  • I Legit JUST Started Playing Chess's Thumbnail

    I Legit JUST Started Playing Chess

    RobinthePerson Nov 9, 2017, 4:41 PM

    Hey, I'm RobinthePerson, and I need help. I JUST STARTED PLAYING CHESS LIKE TWO MONTHS AGO AND I AM REALLY BAD AT IT!!! Today I won my first game and that was only because my chess team was doing this thing where...

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