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  • How To Watch So vs Giri Today: Speed Chess Champs's Thumbnail

    How To Watch So vs Giri Today: Speed Chess Champs

    pete May 25, 2017, 1:41 AM

    The top chess player in the United States will be in action today on Chess.com as Wesley So battles the Dutch number-one Anish Giri in the first round of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship, the strongest...

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    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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    Who Will Win PRO Chess League Week 1?

    FM MikeKlein Jan 10, 2017, 8:14 AM

    With the advent of the PRO Chess League only hours away, Chess.com assembled a panel of five chess pundits to predict the outcomes of every match this season. The experts have quite a bit of work ahead of...

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  • Member Analysis: The British Are Coming!'s Thumbnail

    Member Analysis: The British Are Coming!

    GM JRLOK Mar 8, 2016, 2:43 PM

    GM Roman Dzindzichashvili is back and worth the wait! Today he shows how the Dutch Defense can switch to offense very quickly. But like any game, transitioning to a better endgame can be key. Watch and see all three...

  • Hammertime In Norway: Giri's Grit's Thumbnail

    Hammertime In Norway: Giri's Grit

    GM SultanOfKings Dec 31, 2015, 6:55 AM

    Can surprises in chess be good? Sure, as long as you don’t take them too far. In the 2015 Norway Chess tournament, the current world number four, Anish Giri, made an unusual move early to try to run over his...

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    Best Blitz Openings: The Leningrad Dutch

    GM Dlugy May 25, 2015, 5:20 PM

    GM Maxim Dlugy is back with another blitz opening to add to your arsenal. While the Leningrad Dutch is considered positionally suspect by some players, it’s a perfect opening for blitz, because White has to spend...

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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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    Crossed the 1600 Barrier

    CNoahSay Jun 10, 2017, 2:33 PM

         Hello all I want to congratulate myself on achieving my highest blitz rating at 1639! Thank you, thank you ! I didn't think that I would cross the 1600 barrier but I have and I have kept it up since achieving...

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    Computer Chess

    andreas0801 Jun 6, 2017, 11:49 PM

    Chess-playing computers are now accessible to the average consumer. From the mid-1970s to the present day, dedicated chess computers have been available for purchase. There are many chess engines such as Stockfish,...

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