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  • Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?'s Thumbnail

    Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?

    IM Silman Sep 22, 2017, 2:14 AM

    The Chess.com member Kingdom_chess2 asked: “Why is the King’s Indian Attack less popular at the top level? Is there any specific reason?” JS: The KIA (King’s Indian Attack) was explored...

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    Pattern Recognition—Fact Or Fiction?

    Vik-Hansen Dec 20, 2016, 2:59 AM

    Chess players, chess authors and chess psychologists attempt to teach and explain chess playing with the concept of "pattern recognition": Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess...

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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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  • Hammertime In Norway: Grischuk's Grit's Thumbnail

    Hammertime In Norway: Grischuk's Grit

    GM SultanOfKings Nov 27, 2015, 4:21 PM

    When should you get rid of your prized fianchettoed bishop? GM Jon Ludvig Hammer discusses this important question in reviewing a recent game against the super-GM Alexander Grischuk. Find out how messing up your...

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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...

  • The King's Indian Defense: Beating the Fianchetto System - Part 3's Thumbnail

    The King's Indian Defense: Beating the Fianchetto System - Part 3

    GM EugenePerelshteyn May 7, 2014, 3:39 PM

    Who wants to slay the fianchetto? GM Perelshteyn does! He shows even more replies to his ...c6, ...Qa5 system. Nothing seems to work, as Black achieves equality or better in all the games showcased. The strength...

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  • Interesting Reversed Sicilian from DC Chess League's Thumbnail

    Interesting Reversed Sicilian from DC Chess League

    NM eltenedor Aug 19, 2017, 2:04 PM

    I thought this was an interesting game I played last night in a Reversed Sicilian (though if a Sicilian is kind of a Reversed English, I guess that'd make it a Reversed-Reversed-English, which may as well cancel...

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    Classical Bishop Sacrifice

    parvinder_khari Jul 13, 2017, 12:51 AM

    Classical Bishop Sacrifice Tournament players must understand the risks associated with advancing the King's protective pawn-shield. For every advance pawns made, left the unguarded squares behind which become prime...

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    The not so amazing start: Washington Open Rounds 1-3

    Joseph_Truelson Jun 27, 2017, 11:29 AM

    The photo above was taken by the Washington Chess Federation. That's right, Federations are actual people and can take photos. It is of the first round, Sherry Tian vs. Joseph Truelson. Joseph kept insisting that...

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