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    More Lessons From Master Games

    GM Gserper May 20, 2017, 6:37 PM

    Last time, we started to analyze the old game Charousek-Alapin and learned a useful trick that can be used in variety of openings. As a rule, you can learn more than just one idea from a game played by...

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    The Amazing Chess Coincidence

    GM Gserper May 14, 2017, 6:59 AM

    In his book "School of Excellence: Endgame Analysis," IM Mark Dvoretsky analyzes two very similar endgames. He writes: "The game Sultan Khan-Tartakower, played in 1931, was indeed almost completely identical to...

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    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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    Is There Good Money In Chess?

    FM MikeKlein May 8, 2017, 4:25 PM

    Money, war, politics. It's going to be a heavy edition of "in other news," Chess.com's collection of all the stories tangentially related to the game. This may be the most contentious compilation yet, so get...

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    Aronian Wins Grenke Chess With Round To Spare

    PeterDoggers Apr 21, 2017, 4:27 PM

    With a fourth win in a row Levon Aronian, reached a 5/6 score today, winning the Grenke Chess Classic with a round to spare since the other games ended in draws. Tournament victory for Levon Aronian. |...

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    Carlsen, Caruana, So Vie For PRO Chess Champs This Weekend

    FM MikeKlein Mar 23, 2017, 5:59 PM

    Kill your TV but double-check your internet connection. This weekend will decide which four teams will advance to college basketball's "Final Four," but the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League is one week...

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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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    Janowski Wins Three

    GM dbojkov Mar 22, 2016, 11:34 AM

    Dawid Markelowicz Janowski was an old chess master whose heydey was 100 years ago, but that doesn't mean you can't learn from him. GM Dejan Bojkov reviews three games from the attacking genius who played in an...

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    3rd Annual Dayton Chess Festival

    FM Boorchess May 28, 2017, 8:28 AM

    3rd Annual Dayton Chess Festival and Aviator OPEN A really great week of chess is coming up in Dayton Ohio July 14-22. The 3rd annual Aviator Open will begin followed by a blitz tournament and After that...

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    Chess Learning & Development Checklist

    Manu-Trainer May 27, 2017, 2:09 PM

    Chess Learning & Development Checklist = A + B + C + D + E + F + G + H + I + J + K   A. INTROduction LeVeL 1.How many squares has the chess board? 2.How many light squares has the chess board? 3.How are the...

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    How to play chess extremely well

    earl193 May 27, 2017, 12:43 AM

    How to play chess extremely well How to play chess really well so that you can achieve a respectable rating or playing ability A grandmaster is a dynamic player which usually rating 0.02 % among all of the players...

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