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  • My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 3's Thumbnail

    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 3

    IM Silman Jan 19, 2018, 3:56 PM

    CHESS REVIEW Chess Review (from 1933 to late 1969) was without any doubt the best American chess magazine until, in 1961, it ran into a remarkably improved Chess Life. Both tried to beat the other (interest exploded...

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    'Voice of Chess' vs. 'Voice of Reason' In Next Death Match

    FM MikeKlein Jan 5, 2018, 11:15 PM

    Chess.com returns in the new year with its next Death Match, though without quite the amount of excoriating banter from the previous battle. Still, it won't be the monotone voice of Siri either. As in the last match,...

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    Beware Of Undefended Pieces

    IM Silman Dec 27, 2017, 8:27 PM

    There is nothing wrong with your chessboard. Do not attempt to adjust the pieces. I am controlling the moves. If you wish to speak, I will bring up the volume. If you wish to mutter that all of this is insanity,...

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  • Time: Tempo In The Middlegame's Thumbnail

    Time: Tempo In The Middlegame

    GM Ginger_GM Sep 13, 2017, 11:28 AM

    How do you manage time in the middlegame? GM Williams is not talking about your chess clock, but the speed with which you develop your pieces and initiate your plans.

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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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    Fear of Death in Chess.

    Daybreak57 Jan 20, 2018, 3:37 AM

    Dan Heisman teaches in his writings that there is a feedback loop when it comes to learning chess, that without it, little to no growth will occur.  I'm not going to get into the nitty-gritty details of the feedback...

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    Bullet Bullet Bullet - Day 17

    Illcheckyoumate Jan 19, 2018, 11:02 PM

    Day 17: Spent the morning playing some bullet as this is where I need some serious improvement. However this has not gotten better as my slow chess has improved. Since the start of this challenge I've managed to...

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    2018 Australian Chess Reserves: Ending the Draw Curse

    CM Data_Pillars Jan 19, 2018, 6:17 PM

    After a bit of a hiatus from serious chess, I played in the Reserves division of the 2018 Australian Chess Championships, which ran from 2-12 January. In each of the last few big tournaments I had played in, I only...

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