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    Noticing Change Or Opportunity On The Chessboard

    IM Silman Sep 14, 2017, 10:59 PM

    At the beginning of a game the professional chess player understands the ins and outs of the opening he plays which, of course, has been deeply studied. He knows where his pieces should be, he is well-versed about...

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    40 Percent Off ChessKid Memberships, One Month Only!

    ChessKid Sep 1, 2017, 7:00 AM

    You've bought your kids extra pencils, notebooks, and brand new shoes. What's left for your back-to-school shopping? Hint: It's something you can't even put in a backpack. A shiny gold membership to unlock all...

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    Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

    IM Silman Aug 17, 2017, 3:48 AM

    I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t know. However, I’m finally in the mood to discuss some of the Chess.com members'...

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    GM William Lombardy, 1937-2017

    FM MikeKlein Oct 13, 2017, 2:17 PM

    [Note: Updated with extensive thoughts from Lombardy's only son Raymond and a personal reflection from Bruce Pandolfini.] GM William Lombardy, an American former world junior champion also made famous for being...

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    Tactics Abound As Russia Leads In World Team Championship

    NM SamCopeland Jun 22, 2017, 7:13 PM

    Never question the the home team. After round two in the World Team Championship, Russia trailed China and the Poland by one match point. After round five, they have switched places, leapfrogging China and Poland...

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    Strongest Tournament Of 2017 Starts Monday

    PeterDoggers Jun 4, 2017, 1:34 PM

    On Monday the fifth edition of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament takes off in Stavanger, Norway. As Magnus Carlsen himself tweeted this week, it's going to be the strongest tournament of the year. The ten...

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    35 Chess Puzzles In 35 Minutes: IM Rensch Challenge

    ChessTV Aug 6, 2015, 2:39 PM

    IM Daniel Rensch is back with his much-loved daily puzzle challenge, where he solves a month’s worth of chess tactics against a ticking clock. Can IM Rensch solve 35 puzzles before the timer goes off? Enjoy the...

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    Devilishly Difficult Puzzles

    IM Keaton87 May 31, 2015, 7:47 AM

    Chess puzzles are a hot topic lately. IM Rensch is solving them in marathon sessions, IM Silman is writing about them (see related links), and IM Keaton Kiewra is asking you to solve some of the hardest chess problems...

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    Beauty and Entertainment - Part 10

    IM hellokostya Jan 13, 2013, 10:18 PM

    One of our regular YouTube Authors makes his "main site" video lecture debut today by contributing to one of our most popular, longest running series! FIDE Master Kavutskiy enjoys long walks on the beach, candlelight...

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    Chess Puzzles and Tips!

    SporadicJellybeans Oct 6, 2017, 2:12 PM

    Hi guys! On this blog I shall (attempt) to post a puzzle on a regular basis! If you have any recommendations or suggestions, please private message me!    Here is Puzzle #1: Black-to-move, play the best move!

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    The search for improvement #4

    JamesAgadir Oct 1, 2017, 6:55 AM

    This is the fifth post in my blog series where I try to improve my chess with four exercises. The first post explains my methods and thoughts and the others describe my attempts at this exercise. My first exercise...

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    How To Improve As A Beginner#1 - Fundamental Concepts

    FangBo Sep 29, 2017, 2:06 PM

        This is a brand new series aimed at anyone who is new to chess, or is a novice. It covers the very basics of how to improve. I will first go through my thoughts of a game I have recently played against a beginner....

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