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  • The Best Holiday Deals On Chess Gear's Thumbnail

    The Best Holiday Deals On Chess Gear

    News Nov 14, 2017, 10:55 PM

    Holiday shopping season is here, and there's no better time to pick up some over-the-board chess gear for anyone on your list (or even yourself).  The holidays are a great time to get together and play some...

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    Why Was Kasparov Deep Thinking?

    GM Gserper Aug 26, 2017, 12:02 AM

    Challenge yourselves and you will challenge the world. —Garry Kasparov, "Deep Thinking" In last week's article we stated the obvious fact that the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz tournament was effectively...

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    Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?

    GM Gserper Aug 12, 2017, 5:14 PM

    The question in the title of the article might surprise you. Indeed, what can be easier than pushing your pawn to the back rank and choosing a piece you want it to become? In reality, there are more problems...

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    Can So Upset Carlsen, The Speed Chess Champ?

    FM MikeKlein Nov 14, 2017, 11:42 AM

    So-so won't be good enough for GM Wesley So. On Saturday, November 18, he will face the world champion and reigning Speed Chess Champion GM Magnus Carlsen for the final spot in the quarterfinals. The underdog...

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    Carlsen Demolishes Ding, Wins With Day To Spare

    PeterDoggers Nov 14, 2017, 3:07 AM

    The two will definitely play chess on Tuesday, but by crushing his opponent 6.5-1.5 on the third day of the Champions Showdown in St. Louis Magnus Carlsen secured match victory vs. Ding Liren with a game...

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    American Trio, One Bleeding, Sweeps Champions Showdown

    FM MikeKlein Nov 12, 2017, 8:07 PM

    Thanks to two blitz comebacks, one large and one small, the three U.S. players successfully defended their home turf at the 2017 Champions Showdown. The world champion had a pretty good day too in his rapid games. For...

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    Tactics Challenge 1: Racing Against The Clock

    IM DanielRensch Dec 14, 2016, 3:33 PM

    How many Tactics Trainer puzzles can IM Danny Rensch solve in 15 minutes? Find out as he lets you dive into his thoughts, both right and wrong, and explains how he approaches solving.

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    GMBBC Highlights: Carlsen vs Grischuk

    GingerGM Aug 29, 2016, 4:28 PM

    So how good is Magnus Carlsen at bullet? Evidently pretty good; he's also pretty good at that blitz thing too. Follow along with GM Simon Williams as he shows you the incredible level of play that Carlsen and Alexander...

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    Secrets Of A Blitz Master

    GM Dlugy Jul 20, 2016, 1:19 PM

    Are shorter time controls and time pressure your kryptonite? You're in luck! Former World Blitz Champion Maxim Dlugy has the tips you need to play to your true potential even when the clock is inexorably ticking...

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    Winners Lose on Time

    pt6 Nov 15, 2017, 7:32 AM

    Have you lost a game on time before. Most people do so just be sure your not running out of time on a chess game. It can be a good strategy to win on time also so beware of the clock otherwise...

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    IceCaptain Nov 14, 2017, 5:07 PM

    Why does chess.com allow its operators to tamper with the clock ? you cant win the game so you cheat by alerting the clock. Sad and Pathetic 

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    First Missing but Then Finding a Trapped Queen

    raync910 Nov 7, 2017, 7:40 PM

    Trapping an enemy queen is a great tactic to achieve and a goal second only to mating the enemy king. When an enemy queen is exposed or unprotected, I look for moves to attack her. Even when the queen can move from...

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