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  • Chess.com Announces Computer Chess Championship [Updated With Results]'s Thumbnail

    Chess.com Announces Computer Chess Championship [Updated With Results]

    pete Sep 13, 2017, 11:28 AM

    Superfinal Results Superfinal Crosstable # Name Rtg Perf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 1 Stockfish 051117 3400 3424 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 2 Houdini...

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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...

  • Chess Tests For Players 1600 And Up's Thumbnail

    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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  • Aronian, Radjabov Join Leaders At Palma GP's Thumbnail

    Aronian, Radjabov Join Leaders At Palma GP

    PeterDoggers Nov 17, 2017, 4:11 PM

    Levon Aronian and Teimour Radjabov won their games in round two of the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The two are tied for first place with Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Ernesto Inarkiev...

  • Giri, MVL, Inarkiev Start With Wins At Palma Grand Prix's Thumbnail

    Giri, MVL, Inarkiev Start With Wins At Palma Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Nov 16, 2017, 11:28 AM

    Anish Giri, Ernesto Inarkiev and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave were the winners on the first day of the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Teimour Radjabov, who is hoping to qualify for the Candidates' (like...

  • Can So Upset Carlsen, The Speed Chess Champ?'s Thumbnail

    Can So Upset Carlsen, The Speed Chess Champ?

    FM MikeKlein Nov 14, 2017, 11:42 AM

    So-so won't be good enough for GM Wesley So. On Saturday, November 18, he will face the world champion and reigning Speed Chess Champion GM Magnus Carlsen for the final spot in the quarterfinals. The underdog...

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  • The King's Indian Defense: Smashing The Saemisch's Thumbnail

    The King's Indian Defense: Smashing The Saemisch

    GM Rabachess Jan 23, 2016, 2:56 PM

    Your favorite chess openings teacher is back with another lesson on a system everyone needs to know — the King’s Indian Defense. GM Rashad Babaev shows you three more important types of centers in the King’s...

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    Corrupted Opening: Member Analysis

    GM JRLOK Aug 15, 2015, 6:56 PM

    A chess opening can get messed up so early that you can’t really evaluate what happens afterwards. GM Roman Dzindzichashvili nonetheless presses on with this member analysis, showing how two players handle the...

  • Pawn Structure 101: Every Opening Explained!'s Thumbnail

    Pawn Structure 101: Every Opening Explained!

    IM DanielRensch Sep 2, 2011, 11:39 AM

    Can IM Daniel Rensch teach you 40 openings in a single video? In part one of this fundamental video series, enjoy a crash course in pawn structure for every main-line chess opening. In this fast-paced lesson, IM...

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  • U.S. Class Championship Round 2!!!!!!!'s Thumbnail

    U.S. Class Championship Round 2!!!!!!!

    NM dogeandpika4life Nov 17, 2017, 9:20 PM

    Hi,after my first round I was feeling pretty happy. I just started walking around and then I came across @Russel Westbrook his chess.com username. Then we played blitz since my dad was not there. Then he followed...

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    chess opening list

    csayant2014 Nov 17, 2017, 6:23 AM

    hi e4 and d4 are mostly overplayed by any level. and mostly super transposed to other structure. i am giving few ideas here or list of opening against e4 and d4 that will make u surprise and c4 won't worry you anymore.    against...

  • HOW TO FIND THE BEST MOVE... SORT OF???'s Thumbnail

    HOW TO FIND THE BEST MOVE... SORT OF???

    Chessnutcafe Nov 16, 2017, 11:22 AM

    HOW TO FIND THE BEST MOVE...     We all want to make the best move every time in chess, but even the greatest players in the world are not immune to making inaccuracies or out-in-out blunders; so what's a common chess...

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