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  • What In The World Is A Chess Style?'s Thumbnail

    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

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    Girl Power In Chess

    GM Gserper Apr 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    At of this writing, GM Hou Yifan is the sole leader of the super tournament in Baden Baden. Her play in this tournament so far is simply unbelievable and each game is a textbook example of good chess. Photo:...

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    The Queen Of Blunders Takes On Tactics

    louisathomas Apr 19, 2017, 1:22 PM

    In the beginning, tactics were a way to waste time. They were something to do while I was impatient, waiting in line or while water boiled. I had never played chess before, but I had watched my boyfriend play it,...

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  • Mamedyarov Extends Lead As Kramnik Struggles's Thumbnail

    Mamedyarov Extends Lead As Kramnik Struggles

    FM MikeKlein Apr 27, 2017, 4:16 PM

    GM Vladimir Kramnik would like to fast-forward over the middle rounds of the Shamkir Supertournament. His audacious 25. Rxe5 in round four is now a distant memory. After losing in round five before the rest day,...

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    Karjakin, So Notch 1st Wins In Shamkir

    FM MikeKlein Apr 25, 2017, 3:51 PM

    Neither the world's number-two rated player nor the world champion runner-up were having memorable events at Shamkir Chess 2017, but they will now sleep a little easier going into the tournament's only rest day. All...

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    Mamedyarov Bamboozles Eljanov, Steals Lead In Shamkir

    NM SamCopeland Apr 23, 2017, 4:30 PM

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov has long been renowned for his skill in sharp, complex positions. He drew on his talents today to defeat Pavel Eljanov, but he also needed a bit of luck as Eljanov missed a clear win. Consequently,...

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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...

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    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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