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    TQ miller | mn, United States

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  • Who Will Win PRO Chess League Week 2?

    The PRO Chess League's panel of pundits is back for week two. The second week of action is rivalry week (amongst the teams, not the panel, we think)! For more on who the quintet comprising the illustrious panel,...

  • Do Not Misuse Your Chess Computer!

    My favorite episode from The Prince And The Pauper happens towards the end of the story: "Speak up, good lad, and fear nothing," said the king. "How used you the Great Seal of England?" Tom stammered a moment,...

  • 3 Ways To Learn New Openings

    Learning a new opening can be a challenging but rewarding task. Once you have gotten used to a certain variation (e.g. the French Defense or the Catalan), it can be difficult to switch to playing something...

  • Carlsen's Unlucky Endgame

    In the age of endgame tablebases and engines rated 3300+, it is difficult to imagine a relatively basic endgame that even grandmasters have difficulties to play and evaluate. The endgame "two bishops...

  • The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    During the last five years or so, most of the time that I have spent on chess has been devoted to creating things that have helped other players improve: videos, books, articles, courses and whatever else comes...

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  • Do not make castling from habit.

    Hi. (Excuse me for my english. I use google translator and please take into consideration, that I write from the perspective of a player with elo 1700. My observations may not always be correct.) Most matches contain...

  • Rook and Pawn Ending--Keep Rook Active

    Last Tuesday, I finally got to play an OTB game with much higher-rated opponent. I still don't really know any openings--I can get through a few moves of a Ruy Lopez as White and a few moves of a French Defense...

  • Damiano strikes back

    A while ago I wrote about the Damiano defense and how it's bad. However I took for granted that I would win every time it was played against me and then I was stupid and lost.     That's the basic position of the...

  • Tricky Defense

    • NM Bab3s
    • Jan 15, 2017, 2:06 PM

    This is from a tournament game I played yesterday. I, playing White, am currently a pawn up but the activity of Black's pieces and the weaknesses on a2, c3, and e5 will make it impossible to hold everything. Nevertheless,...

  • Amazing tricks in the Modern Scandinavian(Icelandic Gambit)

    I wanted to share some nice tricks that occur in the Scandinavian Defense,particularly the Modern Scandinavian.If you are looking for a nice weapon against white's 1.e4 ,then you should definitely have a look at...

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  • Chess In The White House And Kasparov Wins Again

    In 1984, GM Garry Kasparov endured a five-month match with GM Anatoly Karpov, but his latest battle ended after nine years. Unlike in that clash, this time there was a decision. Also this month, we take a...

  • Aronian, So, Kramnik Win; Take Early London Lead

    Last year's inaugural Grand Chess Tour ended with a late-night playoff in London after the final round. This year, the opening day may end up being the decider. The concluding London Chess Classic, the...

  • Carlsen Wins Rapid Playoff, Defends World Championship

    It was about time. Just like in the classical portion of the 2016 world championship, GM Magnus Carlsen got several promising positions against GM Sergey Karjakin in the rapid playoff.  The difference? Today...

  • World Championship Tiebreak Live Updates

    --Live Flash Report-- GM Magnus Carlsen won the 2016 world championship over GM Sergey Karjakin by virtue of winning the last two games of the rapid playoff. The tiebreak ended 3-1 for Carlsen. Game...

  • Mark Taimanov: 1926-2016

    In the night between Sunday and Monday, Mark Taimanov died in St. Petersburg at the age of 90. He was a world-class player for decades and one of the participants of the legendary Zurich 1953 Candidates'...


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