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  • What In The World Is A Chess Style?'s Thumbnail

    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

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    Links to the Past III

    batgirl Apr 26, 2017, 11:44 AM

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow, becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

  • Is Speed Chess Good For You?'s Thumbnail

    Is Speed Chess Good For You?

    NM danheisman Apr 26, 2017, 3:28 AM

    Yes.* *Speed chess is good for you (meaning it can help your slow chess, too) but doing it "incorrectly" could be harmful. Let's digress... A few years ago our Main Line Chess Club hosted a seminar by WGM Jennifer...

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    Giri Dutch King In Reykjavik

    PeterDoggers Apr 28, 2017, 8:38 AM

    On the day that Dutch king Willem-Alexander turned 50, Anish Giri was the king in Reykjavik. The Dutch number one won the Reykjavik Open with an undefeated 8.5/10 score, and finished ahead of four grandmasters who...

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    Mamedyarov Extends Lead As Kramnik Struggles

    FM MikeKlein Apr 27, 2017, 4:16 PM

    GM Vladimir Kramnik would like to fast-forward over the middle rounds of the Shamkir super-tournament. His audacious 25. Rxe5 in round four is now a distant memory. After losing in round five before the rest day,...

  • Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess's Thumbnail

    Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess

    FM MikeKlein Apr 26, 2017, 11:39 AM

    With Zurich, Grenke, Reykjavik, and Poikovsky tournaments all taking place nearly simultaneously, you might think there's no room for "other news." But this is the digital age; there's room for anything! In this...

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  • 4 Exercises to Become A Tactical Genius: Part 2's Thumbnail

    4 Exercises to Become A Tactical Genius: Part 2

    IM dpruess Mar 22, 2016, 12:41 PM

    Have you ever wondered how to improve your recognition of tactics in your own games? IM David Pruess has just the exercise for you. Join him as he show you all the tactical elements to pay attention to, and how...

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    Strong Names, Weak Games

    GM JRLOK Apr 4, 2017, 2:35 PM

    Even strong chess players have plenty of mistakes in their games to learn from, so join GM Dzindzi in his entertaining member analysis to find out where these two good chess players went so wrong.

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    Creating Chaos In Worse Positions: Kasparov's Approach

    GM vegasicilia Mar 3, 2017, 1:22 PM

    GM Ivan Sokolov takes apart two of Kasparov's games, showing you how he managed to generate chaos and confusion in worse positions and how he sometimes fell victim to the same tricks from others.

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  • Which was my best game after 6 months on Chess.com?'s Thumbnail

    Which was my best game after 6 months on Chess.com?

    Adihere Apr 28, 2017, 10:05 AM

    I joined Chess.com in October 2016. After six months on Chess.com, I have already had many amazing games. Some of my best games are:- 1) "How to play King and Pawn endgames" 2) "Cute Little Tactics"   3) "Magnus...

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    Chess Lesson #37: Winning Material Isn't Winning

    Korasoff Apr 28, 2017, 8:43 AM

    Thesis While being ahead in material is a tactical advantage, it is not a strategic advantage, and it is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for winning.   Argument After playing a few games of chess,...

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    Chess.com Dev Update: April 28, 2017

    News Apr 28, 2017, 8:35 AM

    Hey Chess.com! We really worked a lot on enhancements this week! In addition to completely reworking the chess board for the entire site to be more responsive, we are switching javascript libraries as well; moving...

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