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    Why Study Chess?

    GM Gserper Nov 4, 2017, 11:18 PM

    Recently a chess player asked me a simple question: "I have no chess talent, so should I spend my time on reading chess books and studying chess games?" I am sure that at some point (usually after a disappointing...

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    The Strongest Chess Librarian In The World

    GM Gserper Oct 15, 2017, 1:40 AM

    Unless you live under a rock, you know that the 65-year-old librarian James Tarjan beat the former world champion Vladimir Kramnik in the recently concluded Chess.com Isle of Man tournament. Of course Grandmaster...

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    How Can Older Players Improve?

    IM Silman Oct 12, 2017, 1:39 AM

    IMPROVEMENT FOR OLD PLAYERS The Chess.com member jayzorac wrote: I have a question for you. Do you think “older” players can still improve to expert and master level?  SILMAN: Mr. jayzorac...

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    Milliseconds Sacred In Showdown's 2nd Day

    FM MikeKlein Nov 10, 2017, 9:16 PM

    It was supposed to be a rapid and blitz match, but it's turning into a theme match. Good reflexes don't hurt either. The 2017 Champions Showdown doesn't actually require specific openings to be played over the...

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    The $1 Million Chess Puzzle

    FM MikeKlein Nov 2, 2017, 2:04 PM

    Forget all the Chess.com job postings seeking computer programmers. There's now a prize much higher than helping us code four-player chess. The Clay Mathematics Institute of America is offering a cool $1 million...

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    Abdusattorov (13) Now 2nd-Youngest GM In History

    PeterDoggers Oct 31, 2017, 2:49 AM

    By securing his third grandmaster norm on Sunday Nodirbek Abdusattorov of Uzbekistan became the second youngest grandmaster in history. Only Sergey Karjakin got the title at a younger age. Abdusattorov played...

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    Positional Thinking In Chess

    GM GMMelik Jan 1, 2016, 6:17 PM

    GM Melikset Khachiyan already used his experience at the World Youth to teach dynamic thinking, but now he zooms out and uses the same tournament to show you the overall positional skills of one of his students. You...

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    How To Play A Chess Teacher

    IM Keaton87 Dec 21, 2015, 4:16 PM

    Everyone knows you can learn from a chess teacher, but how do you play against one? IM Keaton Kiewra has the answer in his latest video lesson. Learn how Kiewra played a well-known and active chess coach in...

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    Q & A With Coach Heisman: Complete Show From 4-6-15

    ChessTV Jun 28, 2015, 5:23 PM

    Q & A with Coach Heisman where you are the star and ask the questions. This month Dan dedicates the 1st half hour to opening questions before opening up the field to all other questions. Tune into NM Dan fielding...

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