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  • Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits's Thumbnail

    Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Aug 10, 2017, 3:11 AM

    Everyone has a favorite chess player. People like players that are still alive, like Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, etc. Or players that are no longer with us, like Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal or, going way back,...

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    Should We Trust Computers?

    GM Gserper Aug 6, 2017, 12:09 AM

    The question whether to trust computers might sound pointless since we really have no choice in the modern world. Think about it: if a computer of one of the nuclear superpowers goes berserk, then it can potentially...

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    The 5 Strangest Underpromotions In Chess

    GM Gserper Jul 29, 2017, 6:40 PM

    Last week we analyzed the situations where promoting a pawn into a rook, bishop or knight was a logical way to achieve a goal (whether to win or draw the game). Today we'll see the games where underpromotion...

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  • The Most Perfect Draw Of All Time?'s Thumbnail

    The Most Perfect Draw Of All Time?

    FM MikeKlein Jul 13, 2017, 1:28 PM

    Is this game the most beautiful and logical draw in chess history? Join FM Mike Klein in his fun analysis.

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    Advanced Tactics: Expect The Unexpected

    GM CCSCA May 9, 2017, 7:08 PM

    What's the best way to prepare for unexpected tactics? Work on expecting them. Could it really be that easy? GM Ben Finegold draws on his own experience plus Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand to teach you.

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    Keaton And The Minefield

    IM Keaton87 Dec 1, 2016, 4:16 PM

    Against a grandmaster, any misstep can mean certain death. IM Keaton Kiewra tackles GM ilia Smirin while in the hunt for a GM norm and shows the remarkable tricks that must be avoided on the way to a draw.

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  • Dominating Class A Players (1800-1999)'s Thumbnail

    Dominating Class A Players (1800-1999)

    Path2GrandMaster Aug 19, 2017, 7:05 PM

        Class A Players: Game #1   Just a cool sicillian game in which I dominated a strong 1873 opponent...       Class A Players: Game #2   Here is a recent game vs a 1873 in which I lose on time.  Unfortunately,...

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    Aranytiz round 1- Positional pawn sacrifice

    IM attilaturzo Aug 19, 2017, 1:26 AM

    In the tournament there is an international grandmaster from Israel, two international masters from Hungary, a FIDE-master from England, a FIDE-master from Hungary, a woman international master from Hungary and...

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    General Advice for Chess Improvement

    WhackDot Aug 17, 2017, 10:17 AM

    All I can give is general advice. Though there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of how to improve I can say in all seriousness that it all hinges on tactical ability. Richard Teichmann is attributed...

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