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  • Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?'s Thumbnail

    Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?

    IM Silman Sep 22, 2017, 2:14 AM

    The Chess.com member Kingdom_chess2 asked: “Why is the King’s Indian Attack less popular at the top level? Is there any specific reason?” JS: The KIA (King’s Indian Attack) was explored...

  • 3 Of Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits's Thumbnail

    3 Of Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Sep 7, 2017, 3:07 AM

    I’m back with three more of my favorite Emanuel Lasker games. Remember that they might or might not be his best games. All that matters is that they are games that affected me over the years. Though Lasker...

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    World Cup Bracketology

    IM djgwards Sep 1, 2017, 3:53 AM

    The best players in the world, sweat dripping down their faces. Win or go home. Big money on the line. One shot at glory. Pawn sacrifices. No, this is not your traditional sporting event. This is the Chess World...

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  • On 2nd Try, Aronian Gets St. Louis Win's Thumbnail

    On 2nd Try, Aronian Gets St. Louis Win

    FM MikeKlein Aug 18, 2017, 3:14 PM

    In the end, love wins. On the final day of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, when several players brought their families to the tournament hall, GM Levon Aronian had to think about his significant other from...

  • Aronian Leads After Rapid; Dramatic 3rd Day For Kasparov's Thumbnail

    Aronian Leads After Rapid; Dramatic 3rd Day For Kasparov

    PeterDoggers Aug 16, 2017, 8:15 PM

    On a dramatic third day at the St. Louis Rapid tournament, Garry Kasparov lost a won game vs David Navara, was given a full rook by Le Quang Liem, and then was beaten by Fabiano Caruana in a difficult...

  • Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top's Thumbnail

    Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top

    FM MikeKlein Aug 14, 2017, 6:54 PM

    Never have chess fans been so eager to see all draws. GM Garry Kasparov didn't mind them either. "Unlike 20 years ago, I was happy with three draws," he said at the end of a day that left him tired. Lead Photo:...

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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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  • My Chess Preparation's Thumbnail

    My Chess Preparation

    MiddlegamerUmesh Sep 21, 2017, 9:57 PM

    Hello Chess Lovers! As the title suggests, in this blog, we are going to go through my preparation or an amateur's preparation plan for an upcoming tournament in my city next week. I am going to tell you guys...

  • Last Legs:  Seattle Chess Classic 2017, part 2's Thumbnail

    Last Legs: Seattle Chess Classic 2017, part 2

    WCM mkkuhner Sep 20, 2017, 5:19 PM

    Eclipse image by Rick Fienberg / TravelQuest International / Wilderness Travel. Tournament images by Victoria Jung-Doknjas. Saturday morning, round 6.  I was paired with NM Luke Xie, who USCF says is the #19 player...

  • September 2017 UT: Long endgames and time-trouble blunders's Thumbnail

    September 2017 UT: Long endgames and time-trouble blunders

    chesster3145 Sep 17, 2017, 8:25 PM

        Hi everybody! This post is, well, exactly what it sounds like. Although I didn't play as well in this event as the last, I played more than enough zany, interesting blitz games to give you a fresh and exciting...

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