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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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    What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament

    louisathomas Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 AM

    I prepared for my first chess tournament for weeks. Every night, I played a rapid game -- and then studied it, reviewing my moves to see where I missed a tactic, where I anticipated the wrong move, where I could...

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    Aronian, Ding To Final, Candidates As Queens Beat Rooks

    PeterDoggers Sep 21, 2017, 10:16 AM

    Levon Aronian and Ding Liren have qualified for both the final of the FIDE World Cup and for the 2018 Candidates' Tournament. Ding beat Wesley So in the 10+10 games whereas Aronian eliminated Maxime...

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    Aronian-MVL, Ding-So Go To Tiebreaks

    PeterDoggers Sep 20, 2017, 9:21 AM

    The second day of the FIDE World Cup's semifinals was identical to the first. Whereas Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Levon Aronian played a quick draw in a Ruy Lopez, Ding Liren and Wesley So were involved...

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    Ivanchuk Implodes On 1st Day Quarterfinals

    PeterDoggers Sep 15, 2017, 9:36 AM

    He spent 42 minutes on his 10th move and resigned as early as move 24. Vassily Ivanchuk imploded after misplaying the opening and lost quickly to Levon Aronian as the quarterfinals of the FIDE World Cup took...

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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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  • I play a Grandmaster!'s Thumbnail

    I play a Grandmaster!

    OldChessDog Sep 23, 2017, 3:16 PM

    Not only did I play a Grandmaster—in this case WGM Adriana Nikolova—I have a “1” in the result’s column against her! Well, I do technically. I don’t like unearned victories and that’s exactly what this was. It was...

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    A Half Blog Post. But We Both Know You're Still Going to Drop by and Read It. (1.0)

    Axonn Sep 22, 2017, 9:24 AM

      Boo. I'm scary, right? No, this has fascinatingly little to do with Halloween. I don't "celebrate" that "holiday" at all, anyway. Where was I... Oh, yes. Well, I had to have some sort of catchy opening. I mean,...

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    The search for improvement #3

    JamesAgadir Sep 22, 2017, 7:26 AM

    This endgame study showed me the one problem with using this book as an engame trainer, sometimes it is impossible to win. Here is the position, white to play In this position Rb5+ tests black the most but if he...

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