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  • The Ugly Castle's Thumbnail

    The Ugly Castle

    GM Gserper Dec 8, 2017, 6:17 PM

    Even beginners know that castling is a very important part of an opening strategy since it moves your king away from the center into a comfortable home created by a rook and three pawns. But what if the new king's...

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    The 7 Most Amazing Chess Records

    NM SamCopeland Dec 8, 2017, 6:32 PM

    Records inspire us all to strive for greatness. The long legacy of chess has birthed some records which have stood for decades, and some that may well stand for centuries. Here are seven of the most amazing chess...

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    How Can An Expert Become A Master?

    IM Silman Dec 7, 2017, 9:43 PM

    The Chess.com member Animaul7 (his real name is Anthony Maulucci) wrote: I’m a 16-year-old who has been stuck at an expert rating for some time now, which I know is pretty normal. One question I have for...

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    Titled Tuesday: December 2017

    ChessTV Dec 6, 2017, 5:30 PM

    December's Titled Tuesday might have been a technical trainwreck, forcing a restart and opening the field to all entrants; however the chaos was certainly fun to watch with ChessBrah Eric Hansen commenting on many...

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    Time: Counter-Attacking In The Opening

    GM Ginger_GM Sep 13, 2017, 11:21 AM

    Often the opening is the best phase of a chess game to use time -- and launch a deadly counterattack. GM Williams concludes his series on using time on the chessboard with this advanced lesson.

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    How To Checkmate: Fool's Mate

    GM Ginger_GM Oct 2, 2017, 4:37 PM

    Don't be a fool and fall for the shortest checkmate in the game. GM Simon Williams gives you a lesson in the quickest chess game possible.

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  • Bad Form, Nice Win's Thumbnail

    Bad Form, Nice Win

    RMChess1954 Dec 12, 2017, 12:11 PM

    This game shows the importance of development. I messed up the opening. My position was a shambles. My opponent took advantage by grabbing some free pawns instead of developing his pieces. The second pawn he took...

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    Jobava Attack vs the Dutch

    IndreRe Dec 12, 2017, 10:30 AM

    I've previously posted about the Jobava Attack against the Grünfeld (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). To recap, the Jobava Attack is characterized by d4, Bf4 and Nc3. We looked at it in the context of a London repertoire...

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    Out of Book

    Homsar Dec 11, 2017, 4:00 PM

    In a recent tournament game, an opponent took me out of my opening prep by playing a speculative  (if not dubious) move, and we "just played chess".  

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