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    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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    My Secrets About Magnus Carlsen

    KajaMSnare May 10, 2017, 2:05 PM

    First let me introduce myself: My name is Kaja Snare. I am a sports journalist from Norway. When asked by Chess.com if I can write this column, I said yes, because 1. It is great to be able to share with you my...

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    War Games: Reshevsky-Kashdan

    batgirl May 10, 2017, 11:55 AM

         In the latter part of 1941 the USCF, only three years old, started finalizing its plans for the 1942 performance of its crown jewel, the U.S. Championship.  But in December the unthinkable...

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    Karjakin Squeezes Meier In Speed Chess

    NM SamCopeland May 25, 2017, 2:33 PM

    Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier are renowned for their similar python-like style of play. Each has regularly demonstrated the ability to patiently maneuver and press from a superior position until their opponent...

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    Grandelius, Jobava Win Revived Tepe Sigeman & Co Tournament

    PeterDoggers May 15, 2017, 1:53 AM

    Thanks to sponsorship of Sweden's leading manufacturer of dental products, the Tepe Sigeman & Co Tournament was revived after two years. Nils Grandelius and Baadur Jobava shared first place in a single...

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    Is There Good Money In Chess?

    FM MikeKlein May 8, 2017, 4:25 PM

    Money, war, politics. It's going to be a heavy edition of "in other news," Chess.com's collection of all the stories tangentially related to the game. This may be the most contentious compilation yet, so get...

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    Philidor's Powerful Pawns!

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Feb 18, 2015, 5:06 PM

    Don’t kid yourself about pawns. Though they’re considered the lowliest members of the chess set, pawns can pack a wallop too. GM Eugene Perelshteyn demonstrates the awesome power of passed pawns in this analysis...

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    Tales and Adventures on the Board (chapter 1: The first encounter)

    Icare001 May 26, 2017, 1:29 AM

    Hi there!   My genuine hope is to see more online chess players go for chess competition on the board. Why so? But because I promise you there is so much more in the real life experience than in any anonymous and...

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    The Opening Repertoire

    MiddlegamerUmesh May 25, 2017, 10:55 PM

    Hello Chess Friends!                    Today I am going to be talking about building an opening repertoire.People say that an opening repertoire is complete when you are ready to reply to each and every move your...

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    Studying Chess - The Step by Step Method!

    MiddlegamerUmesh May 24, 2017, 12:25 AM

    Hello Chess Friends!                 I want to give a start to my blog with a topic that has bewildered many people (Yes, Even Me ). A question I've often heard people asking each other - "How Do I Study Chess?".This...

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