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  • The Eternal Battle: Bishops vs Knights's Thumbnail

    The Eternal Battle: Bishops vs Knights

    IM Silman Oct 18, 2017, 11:32 PM

    The Chess.com member dudejan asked: I always seem to struggle to know where to develop my bishops. For knights the concepts of outposts or placement behind a pawn to double defend certain squares are quite logical...

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    Serendipity: An Unforeseen Friendship

    Pia_swe Oct 16, 2017, 12:54 PM

    "Do you know who that is"? whispered the tournament leader and nodded toward the door where an elderly man in jacket, black shirt and purple tie slowly with the support of his cane of copper came into the room and...

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    How Can Older Players Improve?

    IM Silman Oct 12, 2017, 1:39 AM

    IMPROVEMENT FOR OLD PLAYERS The Chess.com member jayzorac wrote: I have a question for you. Do you think “older” players can still improve to expert and master level?  SILMAN: Mr. jayzorac...

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    Batumi Chess Club NONA Wins 3rd ECC Title

    IM JovankaHouska Oct 15, 2017, 12:41 PM

    Batumi Chess Club NONA won the European Club Cup on Saturday in Göynük/Antalya. As promised, Chess.com publishes a separate report on the women's tournament, once again written by IM Jovanka Houska. The...

  • Globus Wins European Club Cup; Kramnik To Miss Candidates?'s Thumbnail

    Globus Wins European Club Cup; Kramnik To Miss Candidates?

    PeterDoggers Oct 14, 2017, 7:20 PM

    Both Odlar Yurdu and Alkaloid held them to 3-3, but with a win in the final round Globus secured victory after all. The top seed won the European Club Cup in Göynük/Antalya, Turkey on Saturday with...

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    GM William Lombardy, 1937-2017

    FM MikeKlein Oct 13, 2017, 2:17 PM

    [Note: Updated with extensive thoughts from Lombardy's only son Raymond and a personal reflection from Bruce Pandolfini.] GM William Lombardy, an American former world junior champion also made famous for being...

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  • The Mighty Pin!'s Thumbnail

    The Mighty Pin!

    OldChessDog Oct 20, 2017, 5:11 PM

    Sometimes, my attacks actually work out! This was a fun and interesting game. My opponent got a little passive and I went for it. He found a good defense initially but weakened a critical pawn.    

  • My Game Against IM Lawrence Trent's Thumbnail

    My Game Against IM Lawrence Trent

    FangBo Oct 20, 2017, 11:30 AM

    I am honoured greatly to have had the oppurtunity to play against IM Lawrence Trent in one of his blitz brawls, and the blitz game in question was by no means a decisive victory for the favourite. I was expecting...

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    English opening

    1vishal Oct 20, 2017, 11:06 AM

    https://www.chess.com/analysis-board-editor?diagram_id=3672370I like playing English opening . Heres one of my game and ill be thankful if others can explain where I'm lagging behind and where I have to improve...

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