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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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    Girl Power In Chess

    GM Gserper Apr 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    At of this writing, GM Hou Yifan is the sole leader of the super tournament in Baden Baden. Her play in this tournament so far is simply unbelievable and each game is a textbook example of good chess. Photo:...

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    How To Stomp Emanuel Lasker

    IM Silman Apr 20, 2017, 2:29 AM

    Simultaneous exhibitions are a great thing. A player who would normally never come face-to-face with a famous chess international master or grandmaster is able to live a dream and do his best to beat a legend and...

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    So's Unbeaten Streak Ended By Mamedyarov

    FM MikeKlein Apr 21, 2017, 4:31 PM

    After 67 consecutive classical games without a loss, GM Wesley So's streak ended today in the opening round of Shamkir Chess 2017, colloquially known as the Vugar Gashimov Memorial. The streak dated back to last...

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    World Junior Champ Xiong Qualifies For Speed Chess Champs

    NM SamCopeland Apr 19, 2017, 4:37 PM

    The reigning world junior champion, Jeffery Xiong, was the unlikely winner of Chess.com's third Speed Chess Championship qualifier. How could such a noted talent be an unlikely winner? First, he was seeded 25 in...

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    Carlsen Again Spoils At Grenke; Hou Yifan On 2/2

    PeterDoggers Apr 16, 2017, 3:23 PM

    For the second day in a row Magnus Carlsen spoilt a promising (in this case winning) position at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsruhe. Hou Yifan moved to 2/2, while both Fabiano Caruana and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave...

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    Berlin Endgames 8: File Control in Rook Endgames

    GM dbojkov Dec 1, 2011, 1:22 PM

    Today the "Towers of Power" have their say in the video series that has become the most in-depth look at the Spanish Endgame Pawn Structures on the internet! GM Dejan Bojkov enlightens further, stressing that the...

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    Straining the Bishop

    GM dbojkov Aug 9, 2010, 11:30 AM

    Today GM Dejan Bojkov teaches several fundamental, and very important, positional concepts about using and trapping bishops. After viewing these three examples from Grandmaster games (including Steinitz and Capablanca!)...

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    Intermediate Checkmates 4

    FM zibbit Jul 27, 2009, 3:29 PM

    Not knitting patterns, not sewing patterns, not flight patterns but checkmate patterns. The Arabian Mate is the focus of FM Ingvar Johannesson’s part 4 of Intermediate Checkmate Patterns. This video features grandmaster...

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  • DOs and DON'Ts for Improving Your Chess: 10 Life-Changing Tips's Thumbnail

    DOs and DON'Ts for Improving Your Chess: 10 Life-Changing Tips

    Pr0bl3m Apr 25, 2017, 4:04 PM

    Hello, fellow chess players! Are you looking to spice up your rating? Become a Grandmaster? Or even tower above puny bygones like Magnus Carlsen? Well, I have just the solution for you!  With these 10 tips, you'll...

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    Weekly Result 17. - 23.04.2017

    Die_Schanze Apr 24, 2017, 3:31 AM

    The first task was to complete two chapters of yusuovs training coures, currently the german edition of "boost your chess 1". I had time on tuesday, wednesday and thursday, so i completed three chapters:   Chapter Category Topic Points Result 11 Strategy the...

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    GM Khachiyan Simul at the Evans Memorial

    WCM mkkuhner Apr 23, 2017, 3:37 PM

    I arrived in Reno the day before the tournament.  (I learned my lesson many years ago about flying on the day of the event, as I sat in foggy Chicago while my clock ran out.)  This gave me the chance to participate...

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