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    What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament

    louisathomas Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 AM

    I prepared for my first chess tournament for weeks. Every night, I played a rapid game -- and then studied it, reviewing my moves to see where I missed a tactic, where I anticipated the wrong move, where I could...

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    The Lonely Bishop Checkmate

    GM Gserper Jun 25, 2017, 4:07 AM

    In my recent article, "The Lonely Knight Checkmate," I discussed a very uncommon situation where a checkmate is delivered by a knight and the winner has no other pieces on the board besides pawns. Such situations...

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    The Lonely Knight Checkmate

    GM Gserper Jun 18, 2017, 12:13 AM

    After my very first lesson at the chess club of the Pioneer Palace, our coach gave us a simple checkmate-in-three-moves puzzle. Immediately our most advanced players started shouting that it is an absolutely impossible...

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    Sino-Russian Double Golds And Silvers At World Teams

    FM MikeKlein Jun 27, 2017, 4:38 PM

    Monday was opposite day in Russia. Despite Russian men winning four prior World Team Championships and Chinese women winning three of the first five, the two nations ending up flipping sections and winning the inverse. China...

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    Grand Chess Tour Resumes Weds. In Leuven

    PeterDoggers Jun 27, 2017, 3:03 PM

    The Grand Chess Tour resumes on Wednesday in Leuven, Belgium with an identical tournament to the one in Paris. GMs Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Viswanathan Anand, Ian Nepomniachtchi,...

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    Athletes, Grandmasters Battle In Chess Pro-Am

    FM MikeKlein Jun 26, 2017, 6:42 PM

    What happens when you combine six professional athletes with six premier mental athletes? At the inaugural The Players' Tribune and Chess.com Pro-Am Chess Tournament, you get moments of serious chess, bouts of raucousness,...

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    Philidor Position d/e-file(Rook End Game)

    parvinder_khari Jun 28, 2017, 1:44 AM

    This blog/video is about Rook end game – Philidor Position. When you are one pawn down and both you and your opponent left with one Rook each. Pleasure of taking win from the hands of your opponent by forcing a...

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    Finally got back to 1600

    froye Jun 27, 2017, 11:57 PM

    Finally i got back to 1600 after along time. It is really good for me because i have tried a lot of games to reach this rating again, it's will increase my confidence more. I feel frustrated lately, because i fail...

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    A patzer’s lament...

    threebees Jun 27, 2017, 9:35 PM

    An old bull and a young bull were standing on a hill… We’ve all heard the story but just in case you managed to miss it, here’s a link.   The same can be said of chess players. Some of us grow old loving the game...

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