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  • Chess Tests For Players 1400 And Up's Thumbnail

    Chess Tests For Players 1400 And Up

    IM Silman Nov 10, 2017, 12:24 AM

    Here are six puzzles. They might be tactics, they might be positional, or the puzzle might be about understanding some hidden deep, dark, strategic concept. In other words you need to face real-world problems and...

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    Double the Fun

    batgirl Nov 7, 2017, 7:16 AM

         A few months ago Chess.com introduced an individual version of four player chess called "Free For All."  Just recently a second version called "Teams" has been released.  Four player...

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    Chess Tests For Players 1600 And Up

    IM Silman Nov 2, 2017, 9:32 PM

    When I answer reader questions, I try to stay (vaguely) in that player’s rating group (two hundred points more or less). Of course, a beginner might feel left out, but I also answer beginner players’...

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    Bloody Sunday Produces Six Winners, Aronian As Sole Leader

    FM MikeKlein Nov 19, 2017, 12:50 PM

    Who is GM Simon Williams seconding? In today's round four of the final leg of the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, six of the nine players of the white pieces played h4, many with aggressive intentions. Despite...

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    Carlsen Dominates Speed Chess; Defeats So

    NM SamCopeland Nov 18, 2017, 5:16 PM

    "Magnus Carlsen dominates speed chess" is a fairly accurate description of chess in 2017. Carlsen has destroyed multiple fast chess formats. After shared firsts (but no title on tiebreak) in the World Rapid and...

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    Svidler Moves To Shared First Place At Palma GP

    PeterDoggers Nov 18, 2017, 3:09 PM

    Winning as Black today Peter Svidler moved to a plus one score at the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca. The Russian GM joined leaders Levon Aronian, Teimour Radjabov, Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The...

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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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  • Tania Sachdev: the female Grandmaster making moves in the 'man's game' of chess's Thumbnail

    Tania Sachdev: the female Grandmaster making moves in the 'man's game' of chess

    Aarao Nov 19, 2017, 8:15 AM

    There’s a YouTube video of Tania Sachdev aged seven, from a programme called The World This Week on India’s NDTV. She’s at the well-apportioned family home in Delhi, recently returned from winning her first international...

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    Ruy Lopez, Marshall Attack, Steiner Variation!

    IndreRe Nov 18, 2017, 9:46 AM

    There are two opposing schools of thought as to how intermediate players should approach the opening: Specialization - the specialization philosophy recommends that one specialize exclusively in a White opening...

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    beginner's guide to chess!

    raisingsun Nov 18, 2017, 2:29 AM

     Chess was invented in India.A chessboard has 64 squares. When you play chess, make sure that the bottom right corner is black.  the pieces are set up like that THE KNIGHT The knight moves strangely It moves like...

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