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  • My Best Games's Thumbnail

    My Best Games

    TigerChess Dec 22, 2017, 10:51 AM

    GM Roman Dzindzichashvili has traveled the world playing chess against the best man-kind has to offer. Not only has he come home with some great stories, but he's also played in some epic matches. This series is...

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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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    Game Analysis By Sam Shankland

    TigerChess Dec 3, 2016, 7:48 AM

    In this series, GM Sam Shankland provides in-depth analysis on a series of games played between world-class competitors. There's much to learn from this series. See how grandmasters prepare against an...

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    Giri Moves To 2/2 In Wijk aan Zee

    PeterDoggers Jan 14, 2018, 3:23 PM

    Anish Giri moved to 2/2 today at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament after beating Vladimir Kramnik. Close behind is Magnus Carlsen, who beat Baskaran Adhiban. The third winner in the Masters group was Shakhriyar...

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    Karjakin Fiddles As Nepo Is Burned In Speed Chess Quarterfinals

    FM MikeKlein Oct 24, 2017, 4:14 PM

    When you type "Nepo" into the Chess.com live chat, the spell-check insists you meant "Nero." In the sense of going down in flames, the machine is right. Instead of being the year 64, it was on the 64 squares that GM...

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    4 Leaders Draw In Isle Of Man; 3 Others Catch Up

    FM MikeKlein Sep 27, 2017, 3:01 AM

    "The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers," the writer Arthur Koestler once opined. In round four of the 2017 Chess.com Isle of Man International, the four leading...

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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...

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    The Classical Dutch - Part 5

    GM Ginger_GM Jul 18, 2014, 5:39 PM

    The final chapter in the Dutch Defense covers various other responses, including what to do when White fails to fianchetto. The Ginger GM also shows a model game where Black accomplishes the thematic ...e5 and gets...

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    The Classical Dutch - Part 2

    GM Ginger_GM Jun 27, 2014, 9:02 AM

    GM Simon Williams, one of the most frequent practitioners of the Dutch Defense, shows why it isn't the opening's fault that he is 0-3 against GM Alexei Shirov. Today the plan of ...Ne4 and the importance of ...e5...

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  • A move too slow - Day 11 of 100's Thumbnail

    A move too slow - Day 11 of 100

    Illcheckyoumate Jan 12, 2018, 2:37 AM

    Another day where I didn't play many games however I'm trying to prioritize quality over quantity. Been finding some neat tactics and subtle moves however I tend to find them a move or two too late, or even just...

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    Undefeated at the Boston Congress

    Milliern Jan 8, 2018, 5:21 PM

    The Boston Congress went as well as I could have hoped, as far as the quality of play I was able to sustain.  It didn’t go perfectly, in terms of result.  That’s mostly my fault, accepting draws in positions where...

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    Day One. The Challenge Begins! (100 days of chess)

    Illcheckyoumate Jan 1, 2018, 11:22 PM

    Hello my friends! It's a new year, which seems like a good time for a new challenge  For the next 100 days I'm going to post my daily progress through my favorite games, puzzles, daily game moves, daily blunders,...

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