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  • How To Not Learn From Your Mistakes Like Karpov

    GM Gserper Mar 11, 2017, 3:31 AM

    As I explained in this article, modern life forces me to recollect the episodes from my childhood years. One such memory is something that every Soviet schoolboy was supposed to know if he wanted to get...

  • Chess Goes Podcasting: Listen To Your Favorites

    FM MikeKlein Mar 8, 2017, 2:58 AM

    In a recent interview, the man who's a perfect five-for-five in writing New York Times bestsellers explained that he now has to chase his audience. And that means podcasting. Fittingly, renowned...

  • The Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time

    GM Gserper Jan 29, 2017, 11:59 AM

    Ask chess players about the period known as romantic chess and they will probably mention the names of La Bourdonnais, Anderssen and Morphy. Indeed, all three of them were called unofficial world...

  • Hammertime In Norway

    TigerChess Dec 3, 2016, 7:42 AM

    In our next installment of "Amazing Games," you're sure to be blown away by the time and travels of GM Jon Ludvig Hammer. Hammer is one of the best players in the world and has been a part of some of the best games...

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:07 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Expand your Knowledge of Common Structures and Plans Learn...

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  • Preparation day 5: English with black, walking

    IM attilaturzo Mar 27, 2017, 3:52 PM

    Today I solved a few checkmate puzzles and then started to search for study material against the english opening with black. I share a few checkmates: I found these books helpful:   Grandmaster Repertoire...

  • Nona Gaprindashvili. Fighting for Equality

    Spektrowski Mar 27, 2017, 2:46 PM

    A chapter from Nona Gaprindashvili's 1977 book I Prefer Risk. Many of her thoughts on women's chess still seem to be relevant even now, 40 years later. I've included some chess games to divide the wall of...

  • Two recent interesting GM games

    UseWithCare Mar 26, 2017, 10:53 PM

    Two recent GM games, rather wild and puzzling to my eyes in the opening part, maybe because of the intricacies of the English opening. As far as I gather, neither game is the main line of the particular variation.

  • How to Win Chess Almost Every Time (part 1)(winning as a beginner)

    DineshMC Mar 22, 2017, 3:56 AM

    Mastering chess is a long process, and will take you several years, but you don’t have to be a master to win at chess almost every time if you understand the mechanics of the game. By learning to spot certain moves...

  • Learn the English Rat Defense!

    dynamicchess970 Mar 18, 2017, 11:21 AM

    This book is amazing! I found two entirely new and mind-blowingly creative openings in this book (which i will discuss below) covered in detail, which give the reader an enormous amount of transpositional possibilities....

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  • Welcome to join!

    Kerly888 Mar 22, 2017, 3:09 PM

    Everyone is welcome to join: English Opening: Great Snake Variation  (www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=760437) English Opening: Great Snake, Adorjan Defense  (www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=760439) Benoni...

  • Howell 'Victorious Veteran' At Winter Chess Classic

    PeterDoggers Mar 22, 2017, 3:47 AM

    At 26 he was the oldest player in the field, but ended up winning the $5,000 first prize. GM David Howell of England won the top group of the Winter Chess Classic in St. Louis, ahead of GMs Dariuz Swiercz of...

  • Big Win Big Win English JoseDiaz JoseDiaz Mar 7, 2017, 3:00 AM 4,459 Reads 18 Comments Fun &

    kittyprint Mar 14, 2017, 12:52 PM

    Big Win English JoseDiaz Mar 7, 2017, 3:00 AM 4,459 Reads 18 Comments Fun & Trivia © 2017, José Diaz Links Interview with José Diaz More from JoseDiaz Gibraltar Thief Tata Chess Definer FollowComments GM_AndreiLibinsky...

  • Froboo

    chrka Mar 8, 2017, 12:31 PM

    In a recent interview, the man who's a perfect five-for-five in writing New York Times bestsellers explained that he now has to chase his audience. And that means podcasting. Fittingly, renowned...

  • Endgame Technique Yields Grischuk Shared First

    PeterDoggers Feb 26, 2017, 12:00 AM

    With some great endgame play Alexander Grischuk today defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who was one of the leaders at the Grand Prix in Sharjah. With one round to go Grischuk now leads with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave,...

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