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    Dancing

    batgirl Jul 12, 2017, 11:18 AM

    Johannes Jacobus van Oosterom       Joop van Oosterom, the Dutch business and chess maecenas, died in October of 2016.      The Association Max Euwe of Monaco,...

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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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    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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    Bluebaum, Wojtaszek New Leaders In Dortmund

    PeterDoggers Jul 17, 2017, 1:38 AM

    In round two Vladimir Fedoseev lost his game to Matthias Bluebaum, and with it his early lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. Radoslaw Wojtaszek joined Bluebaum in first place as he beat Wang Yue. Round...

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    Nepomniachtchi, Salem, Svidler Win In Geneva Round 4

    PeterDoggers Jul 10, 2017, 2:33 AM

    In round four Teimour Radjabov maintained his slim lead at the FIDE Grand Prix in Geneva, Switzerland. The winners of the day were Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Salem Saleh. Teimour Radjabov...

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    Carlsen, So Early Leaders In Paris

    PeterDoggers Jun 21, 2017, 5:10 PM

    Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So are tied for first place after day one of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. They scored five points out of a possible six (since the rapid games count double) and are just ahead of Hikaru...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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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    My first post (^_^)

    LinuBubuLinu Jul 11, 2017, 2:20 AM

    Dear chessfriend,   It's the first time I write on my personal blog and honestly to be, it took me a lot to find my words for this first post.  First of all, I will start by apologizing for my English, which I do...

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    The fluctuating value of the pieces - Knights

    FangBo Jul 7, 2017, 7:50 AM

    Hello again, in this chapter I will mainly focus on the importance of getting knights to outposts, and how to achieve this, and I`ll demonstrate a couple of examples where a knight is more valuable than a rook....

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    Henry Atkins. An Introduction.

    simaginfan Jul 5, 2017, 4:42 AM

    As a follow up to my post on Michell, I foolishly thought that I would spend an hour or so on two other English amateurs of the era. One on George Thomas will follow at some point, when I have done the monstrous...

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