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  • How Past Masters Can Help Your Game's Thumbnail

    How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    IM Silman Jan 21, 2016, 4:42 AM

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate...

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    Spicy Gambits Video Series

    TigerChess Apr 29, 2015, 1:34 AM

    Gambits are an important part of chess. Although most of them come from White’s initiative, there are also many sound counter gambits for Black that have developed over time. Understanding how to play with...

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    The Northern Gambit

    batgirl Mar 22, 2015, 6:09 AM

    The Northern Gambit   The moves of the  Danish or Northern Gambit are 1. e4 e5  2. d4 exd4 3. c3 -   after which Black can accept the gambit with 3...dxc3 or decline it in a variety...

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    5 In The Lead At Thai Open

    PeterDoggers Apr 16, 2015, 4:03 AM

    After five rounds, the same number of players are sharing the lead with 4.5 points at the Thai Open: GMs Francisco Vallejo Pons, Wang Hao, Jozsef Horvath, Jan Gustafsson and IM Oliver Dimakiling. The...

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    Hawkins, Howell Share First at British, Bu Wins Politiken

    PeterDoggers Jul 31, 2014, 2:53 AM

    IM Jonathan Hawkins and GM David Howell shared first prize at this year's British Championship in Aberystwyth in West Wales. GM Bu Xiangzhi of China won the very strong Politiken Cup where another British...

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    2 New Chess Mentor Courses from FM Eric Schiller!

    erik Jan 30, 2008, 2:48 PM

    Chess.com has commited to releasing at LEAST one new course every month for Chess Mentor. In January you got awesome new courses from IM Jeremy Silman and one from our very own Bill Wall (both EXCELLENT courses!!).For...

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    Spicy Gambits: The Danish Gambit!

    GM Ginger_GM Feb 12, 2015, 6:24 PM

    Do you want another spicy gambit option against 1…e5? GM Simon Williams has you covered with the aggressive Danish Gambit. Learn how to derail your opponent’s best-laid plans with this tricky opening, and...

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    Development: Attack and Defense 2

    IM dpruess Sep 27, 2009, 3:00 PM

    The second of three videos examining the interplay of defense and attack in a complicated Danish Gambit. You need to watch the first one if you have not done so! This video continues to look at tactical patterns...

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    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 3:41 PM

      Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond Here are what I consider to be a sample of good chess openings books, particularly suitable for the amateur and club player - from beginner to expert.  If you...

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    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 1:02 PM

    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond Whether you are new to chess, or an experienced chess amateur looking for some books to help you improve, the list below is for you. The emphasis here is on FUNDAMENTALS...

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    Aggressive openings for White

    KanekiBraun Mar 31, 2017, 7:10 PM

    These are what I believe are five of the most aggressive openings for white.  5. Italian Game The Italian game is a common opening for beginners and can be a great opening for more advanced players. This opening...

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