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    The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    GM Ginger_GM Dec 5, 2016, 3:37 PM

    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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    Alekhine's Defense: World Champion Openings

    GM BryanSmith Aug 27, 2015, 2:35 AM

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with...

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    The Killer Instinct

    batgirl Aug 19, 2015, 2:29 PM

         There are many definitions for the concept, "killer instinct."  One of the better ones I found, from Dictionary.com, tell us it's "an aggressive and ruthless determination to win or attain a goal."      ...

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    Lysyj & Gunina Winners 2014 Russian Championship

    PeterDoggers Dec 7, 2014, 9:57 AM

    GM Igor Lysyj won his first Russian Championship on Sunday in Kazan, Tatarstan with a score of 5.5/9. After a nerve-wracking final round GM Valentina Gunina won the women section. The Superfinal of the...

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    Hoogeveen Starts, Youth Beats Experience

    PeterDoggers Oct 21, 2013, 1:50 AM

    Mickey Adams won Dortmund and finished second in Bilbao to reach the world's top 10, but on Sunday he surprisingly lost his first game in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands to Robin van Kampen in the first round of the...

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    Caruana & Grischuk Both Lose in GP Round 7

    News Sep 30, 2013, 12:48 AM

    Fabiano Caruana and Alexander Grischuk, the two players who have so much to gain in Élancourt, both lost their games in round 7 of the Grand Prix. On Sunday Caruana went down against Hikaru Nakamura in a Grünfeld,...

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    Secret weapon against the Dutch

    FangBo Jul 16, 2017, 4:59 AM

    I`m a big fan of the Dutch defence ( I`ve got the Ginger_GM day vay day), and I`ve had mixed success with the opening. I like the idea of putting all your pieces on the kingside, and going for checkmate, who doesn`t?...

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    My first (rapid) tournament victory on chess.com - Two London system miniatures.

    FangBo Jul 11, 2017, 7:25 AM

    Yesterday I tried as best I could, and succeeded in winning my first rapid (15/10) tournament here on chess.com. I thought that the title, of this blog, wouldn`t be so captivating if it was: "my first rapid tournament...

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    The fluctuating value of the pieces - Pawns

    FangBo Jun 26, 2017, 8:44 AM

      One of the first things you get taught is the value of each piece, and we can understand this because of the number of squares each piece can move to, thus the control they have over other areas of the board....

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