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  • How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings's Thumbnail

    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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    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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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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    Nakamura Wins Convincingly In Speed Champs Opener

    FM MikeKlein May 3, 2017, 3:53 PM

    No one signed up to play GM Hikaru Nakamura, but somebody had to. In the opening match of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship (rebranded from Blitz Battle Championship last year), Nakamura easily defeated qualifier...

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    Aronian Misses 5th Win In A Row

    PeterDoggers Apr 22, 2017, 5:20 PM

    Having won the Grenke Chess Classic already, Levon Aronian missed an excellent chance to finish with another win today, vs Fabiano Caruana. Eventually all games in the final round ended in draws. The...

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    Hou Yifan Pressures Carlsen, Maintains Lead At Grenke

    PeterDoggers Apr 17, 2017, 3:52 PM

    Hou Yifan had the better chances but drew with Magnus Carlsen to keep her lead at the Grenke Chess Classic today. Again there were three winners: Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana and Arkadij Naiditsch. Hou...

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  • Tactics Challenge 1: Racing Against The Clock's Thumbnail

    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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