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  • Santasiere's Folly's Thumbnail

    Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

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    How To Not Learn From Your Mistakes Like Karpov

    GM Gserper Mar 11, 2017, 3:31 AM

    As I explained in this article, modern life forces me to recollect the episodes from my childhood years. One such memory is something that every Soviet schoolboy was supposed to know if he wanted to get...

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    How To Get Good At Chess

    CHESScom Mar 10, 2017, 11:01 PM

    Millions of people around the world play chess regularly—but how do you become good at chess? 1. Define what “good at chess" means. To some people, being “good” means they can beat...

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    Sharjah Masters: Prodigies Score Big

    PeterDoggers Mar 24, 2017, 1:03 PM

    Only a month after the FIDE Grand Prix the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club is hosting another tournament. The start of the first Sharjah Masters was somewhat chaotic, but the conditions for the players...

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    AHOY THERE!

    FideCastro Mar 19, 2017, 10:52 PM

    Dave Pugh       ½        Robin Anderton (126)               ½ Roy Peters       1          Mike Warden (126)                    0 S Grayland       1          Rayyan Farooq (125)                 0 G Mason         ...

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    The truth about chess theory

    Lt2Adnan Mar 11, 2017, 6:40 AM

    A few weeks ago I was having a Whatsapp conversation with a few chess acquaintances, when the following position was raised: Position after 15... fxg6 The question was, how would Black respond after 16. Bxg6? At...

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    Magnus Carlsen Beats Wei Yi: Big Game Analysis

    GM Ginger_GM Jul 14, 2016, 3:49 PM

    The world chess champion Magnus Carlsen bounced back today to score a win over GM Wei Yi in round two of the Bilbao Chess Masters Final. GM Simon Williams gives you the full play-by-play and analysis.

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    Get The Best From A Bad Position: Member Analysis

    GM JRLOK Aug 5, 2015, 12:58 AM

    Even if your position is bad, you can still take advantage of your opponent’s mistakes to salvage or even win the game. In this entertaining member-game analysis, GM Roman Dzindzichashvili points out all the...

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    Why You Need A Plan: Member Analysis

    GM JRLOK May 28, 2015, 3:41 PM

    GM Roman Dzindzichashvili returns with his latest member game analysis. This time, Dzindzi analyzes a talented young player’s game on Chess.com, and the stresses the importance of always having a sound strategic...

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    Abbud, Alfredo-Reyes, A.A.

    AaronReyes Mar 28, 2017, 12:43 AM

    The past few months were spent preparing for a big chess tournament, which in the end, went well for me. I earned a plus score and gained some rating points. Hard work pays off eventually   Although I wished to...

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    Nona Gaprindashvili. Fighting for Equality

    Spektrowski Mar 27, 2017, 2:46 PM

    A chapter from Nona Gaprindashvili's 1977 book I Prefer Risk. Many of her thoughts on women's chess still seem to be relevant even now, 40 years later. I've included some chess games to divide the wall of...

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    Ways to improve your play?

    NM aww-rats Mar 27, 2017, 11:39 AM

    How to improve your play? I offered this question in my free video lessons course on YouTube nearly 4 years ago. My group rose to be the 2nd largest on chess.com. Anyway, my theory is if you ask 10 chess masters...

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