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    More Lessons From Master Games

    GM Gserper May 20, 2017, 6:37 PM

    Last time, we started to analyze the old game Charousek-Alapin and learned a useful trick that can be used in variety of openings. As a rule, you can learn more than just one idea from a game played by...

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    How To Study Master Chess Games

    GM Gserper May 6, 2017, 3:53 AM

    Most chess players like to study games by masters and grandmasters. Indeed, many of these games are real works of art and you can enjoy them immensely. Of course, you can also learn from such games. I still...

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    Who Is The Bizarre Grandmaster?

    GM Gserper Apr 30, 2017, 1:36 AM

    It's a shame that the grandmaster Nigel Short is not as well known to the general public as much as he used to be.   In the 1990s he was one of the best chess players in the world and even played...

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    Mamedyarov Maintains Firm Lead In Shamkir

    PeterDoggers Apr 28, 2017, 4:37 PM

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is getting closer and closer to tournament victory at the Vugar Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. All games ended in draws on Friday, so the Azerbaijani grandmaster still has his...

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    Guseinov Wins Last Speed Chess Qualifier

    NM SamCopeland Apr 26, 2017, 9:56 AM

    The winning score in all four Speed Chess qualifiers was 8.5 points. On Tuesday, only GM Gadir Guseinov made that mark. He wins the final qualification spot for the Speed Chess Championships, joining GMs Sergey...

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    Aronian Wins Grenke Chess With Round To Spare

    PeterDoggers Apr 21, 2017, 4:27 PM

    With a fourth win in a row Levon Aronian, reached a 5/6 score today, winning the Grenke Chess Classic with a round to spare since the other games ended in draws. Tournament victory for Levon Aronian. |...

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    Learn From The Old Masters: King Of Draws

    GM dbojkov Mar 15, 2016, 8:16 PM

    Carl Schlecter may have been the Kind of Draws but as Bjokov shows, he was also an entergetic attacker! Just give him a Classical French with little space on a Kingside and watch him trounce Siegfried Wolf! If that...

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    Spicy Gambits: The Belgrade Gambit - Main Line

    GM Ginger_GM Mar 15, 2016, 8:49 PM

    GM Simon Williams brings you more spicy openings! This one so secret that the ginger GM only just now discovered it for himself! Make sure to check this video to so you can bring fire to the board in your next match!

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    Spicy Gambits: Belgrade Gambit Sidelines

    GM Ginger_GM Feb 26, 2016, 7:50 PM

    Simon Williams is back with another lesson on his secret weapon, the "spicy" Belgrade Gambit. Learn what to do if your opponent doesn't stick to the original plan.

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    Intro to Open Games Part 1

    Win_Like_McEntee May 21, 2017, 11:37 PM

    Open Games begin with 1. e4 e5. There are many sharp lines that may arise. While white is in the driver seat being half a move up in a symmetrical position, black has many fighting chances as well. There are lots...

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    The Sicilian for beginners ,Modern Scheveningen, Part 2 , Book lines.

    jengaias May 21, 2017, 10:59 PM

                    In the previous part we saw some sequences that will help you play most of the non-ambitious lines.     In this part we will examine the ambitious lines.    The bad news are that these lines are...

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    1500 again!

    chesster3145 May 21, 2017, 3:16 PM

        It's really interesting. If you ask most people on the chess.com forums, they'll say that the first big hump in chess is at 1400. 1400 seems to be the point where knowing your tactical and positional ABCs is...

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