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  • How To Get Good At Chess's Thumbnail

    How To Get Good At Chess

    CHESScom Mar 10, 2017, 11:01 PM

    Millions of people around the world play chess regularly—but how do you become good at chess? 1. Define what “good at chess" means. To some people, being “good” means they can beat...

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    How To Get Better At Chess

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:46 PM

    No matter where you are in chess, you can always get better. And with the right habits and attitude, getting better at chess can be both fun and simple. To get better at chess, you will need to learn the rules,...

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    Carlsen Checkmates!

    GM Gserper Feb 11, 2017, 11:52 PM

    The most shocking chess episode of the year that everyone is talking about happened in the Tata Steel super tournament. Indeed how often does the world chess champion miss a checkmate in three, when he...

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    Will This Position Help Understand Human Consciousness?

    PeterDoggers Mar 15, 2017, 7:16 AM

    It's a position computers struggle with, but chess players might solve instantly. Sir Roger Penrose from the Mathematical Institute of Oxford has started a public challenge that involves chess, in order to...

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    Chess Restaurants, Trains, And The End Of Chess Mysteries

    FM MikeKlein Mar 13, 2017, 12:27 PM

    If there's such a thing as an "ice hotel" then surely a chess-themed restaurant can't be too outlandish, right? This month's "In Other News" has the usual smörgåsbord of offerings, including the...

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    Puzzles: 3/12/17

    ephemeron-17 Mar 12, 2017, 10:26 AM

    A cool endgame position from a lecture from Greg Shahade. You may have seen this next position if you read Chess.com's articles. But it's too good not to include. My analysis is guided by the one here (spoilers!): http://en.chessbase.com/post/gibraltar-rd07-2 This...

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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

    FM 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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    Colour Chess

    tomnorf Mar 29, 2017, 7:46 AM

    We have been developing variations of Chess that play on a coloured board. It's a modular setup so every game is different, and can be setup randomly, in a pattern, or competitively (where each player sets up their...

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    Preparation day 5: English with black, walking

    IM attilaturzo Mar 27, 2017, 3:52 PM

    Today I solved a few checkmate puzzles and then started to search for study material against the english opening with black. I share a few checkmates: I found these books helpful:   Grandmaster Repertoire...

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    Preparation day 4: The Petroff repertoire, checkmate puzzles

    IM attilaturzo Mar 26, 2017, 2:43 PM

    I started the day with 1 hour of checkmate puzzles, I solved 300 in 1 hour. 1,2 and 3 moves checkmates. I enjoyed it very much. Most of them I solved well, I made around 5-10 mistakes. Today we traveled with my...

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