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  • How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings's Thumbnail

    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...

  • The Queen Of Blunders Takes On Tactics's Thumbnail

    The Queen Of Blunders Takes On Tactics

    louisathomas Apr 19, 2017, 1:22 PM

    In the beginning, tactics were a way to waste time. They were something to do while I was impatient, waiting in line or while water boiled. I had never played chess before, but I had watched my boyfriend play it,...

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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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  • Ding Beats Gelfand, Wins Moscow Grand Prix's Thumbnail

    Ding Beats Gelfand, Wins Moscow Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers May 21, 2017, 10:09 AM

    Ding Liren became the sole winner of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. Boris Gelfand went for a "very optimistic sacrifice" (as described by Hikaru Nakamura) which turned out to be incorrect. With strong...

  • Wim Andriessen, Founder Of New In Chess, 1938-2017's Thumbnail

    Wim Andriessen, Founder Of New In Chess, 1938-2017

    PeterDoggers May 19, 2017, 2:53 AM

    Wim Andriessen was one of those figures who, while remaining mostly in the background, changed the chess world significantly. The founder and publisher of New In Chess died on Sunday among family at his home in...

  • Mamedyarov Breaks 2800, Catches Ding In Moscow's Thumbnail

    Mamedyarov Breaks 2800, Catches Ding In Moscow

    PeterDoggers May 15, 2017, 12:21 PM

    With yet another win, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov not only caught Ding Liren in first place at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow; the Azerbaijani also became the 13th player in history to break 2800 in the live ratings. Shakhriyar...

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  • The Complete English Defense: 5.Bd3 f5!'s Thumbnail

    The Complete English Defense: 5.Bd3 f5!

    GM Ginger_GM Jun 24, 2015, 2:24 PM

    No, it’s not the English Opening — it’s the English Defense! Join GM Simon Williams for his second lesson on this aggressive response to queen's pawn openings. Learn how to use your f-pawn to quickly unbalance...

  • Q & A With Coach Heisman: Complete Show From 11-7-14's Thumbnail

    Q & A With Coach Heisman: Complete Show From 11-7-14

    ChessTV May 18, 2015, 4:21 AM

    Q & A with Coach Heisman where you are the star and ask the questions ranging from the English Opening to World Championship Match! Tune into NM Dan fielding chess.com member's questions in this monthly Q & A session...

  • Playing Mind Games! -- Part 3's Thumbnail

    Playing Mind Games! -- Part 3

    IM DanielRensch Nov 4, 2014, 5:09 PM

    IM Daniel Rensch continues his adventure in the Mind Games tournament on Chess.com with a nice win as Black in the third round. Watch how IM Rensch handles the English opening with a flexible response that yields...

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  • Lie Back and Think of England: Three games as White from the Keres Memorial's Thumbnail

    Lie Back and Think of England: Three games as White from the Keres Memorial

    EndlessWater May 23, 2017, 7:27 PM

    Here are my three games with the white pieces from the Keres Memorial. I stuck to my guns with English opening lines and managed to get a few nice positions. Could only manage two draws and a loss though, unfortunately.    

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    Rapid Chess Champion 2017

    WIM Cami3 May 22, 2017, 10:33 AM

    Yesterday my team and I won the Romanian Cup, too big for the picture as you can see!  Let me share with you part of one of my games, which I played with black. So black is to move. What would you play? The position...

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    SuperNationals 2017 Experience

    NM Mr_Penings May 18, 2017, 5:16 PM

    So here's yet another blog post about a chess tournament experience! This time, SuperNationals! To keep the prestige of the name, this blog post will also be "super", and will include lots of pictures and all that...

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