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  • How Can Older Players Improve?'s Thumbnail

    How Can Older Players Improve?

    IM Silman Oct 12, 2017, 1:39 AM

    IMPROVEMENT FOR OLD PLAYERS The Chess.com member jayzorac wrote: I have a question for you. Do you think “older” players can still improve to expert and master level?  SILMAN: Mr. jayzorac...

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    How To Improve Your Calculation

    IM Silman Oct 4, 2017, 7:10 PM

    The Chess.com member Benjamin_Dubuque (rated 1288) wrote: I have a question about calculation. I often miss either simple intermediate moves or very quiet moves in my calculations, especially in complicated messes...

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    The Top 3 Chess Insults

    GM Gserper Sep 16, 2017, 9:18 PM

    The 2017 World Cup is one of the most important events of the year and a real feast for the true chess enthusiast. It is even covered by the mainstream media, which usually ignores chess. Unfortunately the media...

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    Chess Patterns Make Masters

    IM dpruess Mar 3, 2017, 2:53 PM

    Chess masters and studies all agree: strength in chess comes from pattern recognition. In this all-new lesson, IM David Pruess shares how tactics flow from critical patterns.

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    Magnus Carlsen Beats Wei Yi: Big Game Analysis

    GM Ginger_GM Jul 14, 2016, 3:49 PM

    The world chess champion Magnus Carlsen bounced back today to score a win over GM Wei Yi in round two of the Bilbao Chess Masters Final. GM Simon Williams gives you the full play-by-play and analysis.

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    Hikaru Nakamura Beats Magnus Carlsen: Bilbao Chess Analysis

    IM DanielRensch Jul 13, 2016, 6:55 PM

    Hikaru Nakamura won his first classical game over the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen in the first round of the Bilbao Chess Masters Final. International Master Danny Rensch analyzes the game with a little help...

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  • Discussion With FM Alisa Melekhina On Her New Book's Thumbnail

    Discussion With FM Alisa Melekhina On Her New Book

    IM Anna_Rudolf Oct 19, 2017, 11:51 AM

    Anna Rudolf: Alisa, the Chess.com community is certainly familiar with your chess work, you are the author of some of the most instructive chess videos on the site, and the readers also see you regularly on the...

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    Breaking the pawn structure

    IM attilaturzo Oct 19, 2017, 2:44 AM

    In the last game of the tournament I played with hungarian international master Zoltan Nemeth, who is the publisher of the hungarian chess magazine Sakkvilag.   He played the Be3 line of the closed sicilian. I...

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    Understanding the Sicilian - Criticism

    GM Mikhail_Golubev Oct 15, 2017, 4:28 PM

    Someone attacked my book Understanding The Sicilian in an Amazon review. https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Sicilian-Mikhail-Golubev/dp/1911465104/Well, I'm still alive, ready to discuss this.------1.0 out of...

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