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  • How To Understand Chess Openings's Thumbnail

    How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

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    Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    IM Silman Sep 29, 2016, 3:30 AM

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before...

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    Blindfold Art

    batgirl Jun 29, 2016, 11:51 AM

    Convergences: Miles of String  by Marcel Duchampfrom the "First Papers of Surrealism" exhibition New York 1942, for the benefit of the French war relief societiesPhoto by John Schiff hangs at the Philadelphia...

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    Karjakin Beats Carlsen, Leads World Championship

    FM MikeKlein Nov 21, 2016, 4:07 PM

    In round eight of the 2016 world championship, GM Sergey Karjakin had multiple chances to ignite the match against GM Magnus Carlsen. It was a tale of three one-square moves: the first played, the second missed,...

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    Karjakin Switches To 1.d4, Still Can't Make Headway

    FM MikeKlein Nov 20, 2016, 1:18 PM

    In 2013, GM Viswanathan Anand couldn't break through with his king-pawn against GM Magnus Carlsen and switched to 1.d4 late in the world championship match. It didn't work. Today, in round seven of the 2016...

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    Paris Grand Prix Takes Off, Gelfand Starts With a Win

    News Sep 23, 2013, 4:30 AM

    The sixth and last Grand Prix of the 2012-2013 series started on Sunday in Paris, France with five draws and a win for Boris Gelfand, who beat Anish Giri. The tournament is mostly about the big fight between Fabiano...

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  • Learn the English Rat Defense!'s Thumbnail

    Learn the English Rat Defense!

    dynamicchess970 Mar 18, 2017, 11:21 AM

    This book is amazing! I found two entirely new and mind-blowingly creative openings in this book (which i will discuss below) covered in detail, which give the reader an enormous amount of transpositional possibilities....

  • Carlsbard, 1929 - A trajetória do campeão Aaron Nimzowitsch - Rodada 1's Thumbnail

    Carlsbard, 1929 - A trajetória do campeão Aaron Nimzowitsch - Rodada 1

    KingsEagle Mar 8, 2017, 5:44 PM

    O quarto Torneio Internacional de Carlsbard, realizado na cidade de mesmo nome, hoje parte da República Tcheca, reuniu 22 notáveis Mestres daquela época, com exceção do então campeão mundial Alexander Alekhine,...

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    Round 2 - 100th Kumbaya

    iforkyou Mar 7, 2017, 6:40 PM

    After the first match, I was a bit nervy.  It was a close match and a tough position.  I was relieved to play the white pieces this round...I was thinking of playing the Colle-Zuketort, or even the KIA but played...

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