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  • How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings's Thumbnail

    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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    Can Chess Players Learn From Poker?

    GM Gserper Apr 2, 2017, 12:02 AM

    Chess and poker are frequently compared as both games are based on strategic thinking and decision making. I know many professional and semi-professional chess players who've completely abandoned chess in...

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    Gems From The 2012 U.S. Championship

    TigerChess Dec 3, 2016, 7:42 AM

    It's an older archive but still worth its weight in gold. Review the best rounds from the memorable 2012 U.S. Championships with GM Eugene Perelshteyn. This tournament exceeded every chess lover's expectations....

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    Carlsen Game Away From Losing #1 Spot

    PeterDoggers Jun 14, 2017, 11:03 AM

    By beating Magnus Carlsen today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, Vladimir Kramnik is now only 6.4 points behind the world number-one in the live ratings. Carlsen could lose his number-one spot tomorrow. Meanwhile,...

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    Carlsen-Nakamura Norway Clash Ends In Draw

    PeterDoggers Jun 8, 2017, 3:18 PM

    Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura was a great fight that ended in a draw, the same result as the other four games in round three of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. Friday is the first rest day. The start...

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    Ding Leads After Dramatic Day At Moscow GP

    PeterDoggers May 14, 2017, 4:07 PM

    In what was the most spectacular round of the whole 2017 FIDE Grand Prix so far, five games ended decisively. Sunday's winners in Moscow were Ding Liren (now the sole leader), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov,...

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  • Pawn Structure 101: Black's Dragon Plans In The Maroczy's Thumbnail

    Pawn Structure 101: Black's Dragon Plans In The Maroczy

    IM DanielRensch Aug 16, 2016, 3:34 PM

    It's your turn, defenders of the black side of the Maroczy Bind. IM Daniel Rensch tackles the dragon structure and shows you how the bind can be broken with a focus on the dark squares, timely kingside counterplay,...

  • Hikaru Nakamura Beats Magnus Carlsen: Bilbao Chess Analysis's Thumbnail

    Hikaru Nakamura Beats Magnus Carlsen: Bilbao Chess Analysis

    IM DanielRensch Jul 13, 2016, 6:55 PM

    Hikaru Nakamura won his first classical game over the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen in the first round of the Bilbao Chess Masters Final. International Master Danny Rensch analyzes the game with a little help...

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    H-Pawn Decides Karpov vs Korchnoi

    GM Ginger_GM Apr 25, 2016, 4:47 PM

    Maybe you knew that Karpov vs Korchnoi was one of the greatest rivalries of all time, but did you know “Harry the h-pawn” played a big part in the outcome? GM Simon Williams continues his exciting attacking series...

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  • Opening Bomb Diary #6 A New Dragon???'s Thumbnail

    Opening Bomb Diary #6 A New Dragon???

    NM Liu-NE Jun 27, 2017, 1:59 PM

     A couple weeks ago I was refreshing some lines in the Dragon (something us Dragon players need to constantly do to survive, unfortunately ), when I stumbled upon something brand new...   The Dragon is very popular...

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Milliern Jun 23, 2017, 9:22 AM

    My trip to Las Vegas was a success.  It doesn’t look particularly great on paper, but a mental catalog of what I accomplished tells a different story.  In either case, my trip was shrouded with fear and loathing;...

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    My Chicago Open 2017!

    NightHawk0085 Jun 19, 2017, 9:09 AM

    I played in the 4 day schedule of the 2017 Chicago Open in the U1900 division. I knew that I would have an uphill battle in this event for a few reasons: 1.) I'm rated in the lower half of the field at 1767; 2.)...

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