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    How Many Moves Can You See Ahead?

    louisathomas Aug 9, 2017, 3:49 AM

    I recently told a friend that I had been playing a lot of chess. “How good are you?” she asked. I brightened, interpreting the question as an invitation for a game. “No, I don’t play,”...

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    Should We Trust Computers?

    GM Gserper Aug 6, 2017, 12:09 AM

    The question whether to trust computers might sound pointless since we really have no choice in the modern world. Think about it: if a computer of one of the nuclear superpowers goes berserk, then it can potentially...

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    The Chess Guessing Game

    Vik-Hansen Jul 26, 2017, 1:57 PM

    In our previous installment, we discussed the concept of pattern recognition and this time we present a method for developing overall chess skills without having to rely on static generalizations or idealized simplicity...

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    Carlsen vs. Adams: Bishop Power

    GM SultanOfKings May 1, 2017, 2:55 PM

    What is the best game World Champion Magnus Carlsen ever won using the bishop pair? As he told his good friend, GM Jon Ludwig Hammer, it's his game against Michael Adams in the 2007 World Cup. Watch and learn as...

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    Magnus Carlsen Gets Hammered

    GM SultanOfKings Jan 1, 2016, 5:35 PM

    This game needs no introduction. It shocked chess fans around the world. It even won the 2015 ChessCenter award for upset of the year. Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, lost to his friend GM Jon Ludwig Hammer...

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    Fireworks On The 4th

    IM Keaton87 Jul 6, 2015, 6:38 PM

    If you want one more dose of summer fireworks, look no further. IM Keaton Kiewra reviews his friend Craig Hilby’s game against the former U.S. champion, GM Alex Shabalov. Hilby earned a well-deserved IM norm...

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    Let,s the staff of Chess.com to check the games of Unikat-Automat

    Unikat-Automat Aug 23, 2017, 1:27 AM

    Time and again, time and again.... My old friend said to me, that he founded over 30 of my games in daily chess, in which I was using engine help... I have an asking to the staff - pls, check my games, which you...

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    When to Trade Pieces for Several Pawns

    SmithyQ Aug 14, 2017, 5:16 PM

    We all know that a pawn is worth 1 point and a minor piece is worth 3 points.  Trading a piece for three pawns, then, should be an even trade.  What about a piece for two pawns?  Can that be okay if, for instance,...

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    Tactical blindness.

    truffel3 Aug 13, 2017, 10:12 AM

    After 2 weeks of solving only mate in 2 problems i discovered 2 things. For one I'm getting faster in solving , still not at fast as I want but for now after thousands of problems I 'see' about half of the problems....

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