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  • What In The World Is A Chess Style?'s Thumbnail

    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

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    Links to the Past III

    batgirl Apr 26, 2017, 11:44 AM

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow, becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

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    Girl Power In Chess

    GM Gserper Apr 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    At of this writing, GM Hou Yifan is the sole leader of the super tournament in Baden Baden. Her play in this tournament so far is simply unbelievable and each game is a textbook example of good chess. Photo:...

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    Giri Dutch King In Reykjavik

    PeterDoggers Apr 28, 2017, 8:38 AM

    On the day that Dutch king Willem-Alexander turned 50, Anish Giri was the king in Reykjavik. The Dutch number one won the Reykjavik Open with an undefeated 8.5/10 score, and finished ahead of four grandmasters who...

  • Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess's Thumbnail

    Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess

    FM MikeKlein Apr 26, 2017, 11:39 AM

    With Zurich, Grenke, Reykjavik, and Poikovsky tournaments all taking place nearly simultaneously, you might think there's no room for "other news." But this is the digital age; there's room for anything! In this...

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    GM Arthur Bisguier, 1929-2017

    FM MikeKlein Apr 6, 2017, 8:57 AM

    GM Arthur Bisguier, one of America's greatest chess players of the 20th century, died on Wednesday at the age of 87 while in a care facility in Framingham, Massachusetts. The cause of death was respiratory failure. Cover...

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  • DOs and DON'Ts for Improving Your Chess: 10 Life-Changing Tips's Thumbnail

    DOs and DON'Ts for Improving Your Chess: 10 Life-Changing Tips

    Pr0bl3m Apr 25, 2017, 4:04 PM

    Hello, fellow chess players! Are you looking to spice up your rating? Become a Grandmaster? Or even tower above puny bygones like Magnus Carlsen? Well, I have just the solution for you!  With these 10 tips, you'll...

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    What's important to become a better chess player?

    Die_Schanze Apr 25, 2017, 4:24 AM

    In the past i wondered much about my opening and forgot about what is really important in chess. I have cleared my bookshelf by giving some stuff to my chess club and selling most of the opening books and i will...

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    King's Indian implosion

    thejacka1 Apr 18, 2017, 5:48 AM

    I'm making a habit of getting great positions against higher-rated players but then failing to convert. Usually this happens with a blunder in time trouble and within 1-2 moves my whole position crumbles. Here I...

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