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  • I’m Passionate About Squares's Thumbnail

    I’m Passionate About Squares

    IM Silman Jun 22, 2017, 1:54 AM

    Many chess players have a limited understanding of the game. They think it’s all about mating the enemy king. They think it’s all about tactics and attack. They think it’s about creating threats....

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    The Lonely Knight Checkmate

    GM Gserper Jun 18, 2017, 12:13 AM

    After my very first lesson at the chess club of the Pioneer Palace, our coach gave us a simple checkmate-in-three-moves puzzle. Immediately our most advanced players started shouting that it is an absolutely impossible...

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    The Fun Of Pros And Cons (Again)

    NM danheisman Jun 15, 2017, 2:26 AM

    Many years ago I wrote a Novice Nook column, "The Fun of Pros and Cons." This column was directed at the many players who play way too fast in long time-control games. The column and its sequel "Chess is Decisions"...

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    Athletes Team With GMs For NYC Pro-Am

    FM MikeKlein Jun 26, 2017, 6:42 PM

    What happens when you combine six professional athletes with six premier mental athletes? At the inaugural The Players' Tribune and Chess.com Pro-Am Chess Tournament, you get moments of serious chess, bouts of raucousness,...

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    Carlsen Beats MVL In Playoff, Wins Paris Grand Chess Tour

    PeterDoggers Jun 25, 2017, 8:34 AM

    Magnus Carlsen defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in a playoff to clinch the Paris Grand Chess Tour. Both players had finished on 24 points out of a possible 36, and shared the first two prizes to earn $31,250 each. Hikaru...

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    Carlsen Still On Top In Paris, Nakamura Close Behind

    PeterDoggers Jun 24, 2017, 3:40 PM

    Magnus Carlsen still leads the Paris Grand Chess Tour but, with one day to go, Hikaru Nakamura is just one point behind. The American GM was the best blitz player on Saturday, scoring 7/9. Carlsen and...

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  • ChessCenter: Should Women's Titles Be Eliminated?'s Thumbnail

    ChessCenter: Should Women's Titles Be Eliminated?

    ChessCenter May 28, 2017, 6:46 PM

    WFM Alexandra Botez and IM Danny Rensch discuss whether female titles and female-only chess events should exist. Don't miss some spectacular chess moves, all the Speed Champs and Grand Prix news, plus our look ahead...

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    ChessCenter: Candidates’ Controversy

    ChessCenter Mar 11, 2016, 8:40 PM

    The chess world is in an uproar over the controversial stance by the Candidates’ Tournament organizers to restrict reporting of the games, including the chess moves themselves. The full ChessCenter team reports...

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    The Art of "Tempo Moves" in Chess - Part 4

    WGM CamillaB Dec 8, 2011, 2:17 PM

    In her next installment, WGM Baginskaite elaborates on how to "eliminate the obviously bad choices" in order to find the correct, and usually very strong continuation. She reviews several positions, including a...

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  • Rubinstein. A Neglected Masterpiece.'s Thumbnail

    Rubinstein. A Neglected Masterpiece.

    simaginfan Jun 25, 2017, 8:34 AM

    My friend kamalakanta recently asked me about my favorite players. One I mentioned was Rubinstein. I have taken the above photo from one of kamalakanta's blogs, here. https://www.chess.com/blog/kamalakanta/carlsens-style-is-not-new--check-out-rubinstein   Perhaps...

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    Moino

    leoleonelgalileo Jun 25, 2017, 6:01 AM

    Moino I drank booze less than a month, so I have not got much to play chess, olen juonut vajaan kuukauden viinaa, niin en ole päässyt pelaamaan shakkia paljoa moino in future i playing lots of tulevaisuudessa pelaan...

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    My Seven Move Checkmate!

    tristanbills Jun 24, 2017, 7:14 PM

    I'm really trying to just find the best way to preserve this game because I surprised myself. Albeit I was playing against the Computer on the 1st level, but I am still very new to Chess. I started playing on June...

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