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  • The Lonely Knight Checkmate's Thumbnail

    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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    Bisguier's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Jun 1, 2017, 3:02 AM

    Though I played the late, great grandmaster Arthur Bisguier in Canada a long time ago (he beat me), I didn’t really know the man. Photo courtesy US Chess. However, knowing a man is one thing, but knowing...

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    Should You Gamble In Chess?

    GM Gserper May 27, 2017, 4:16 AM

    Many chess tournaments have taken place in casinos, and many famous grandmasters have left the lion's share of their prizes at the playing tables. I personally know a guy who won a good prize in the Knock-Out World...

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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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    Carlsen, So Early Leaders In Paris

    PeterDoggers Jun 21, 2017, 5:10 PM

    Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So are tied for first place after day one of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. They scored five points out of a possible six (since the rapid games count double) and are just ahead of Hikaru...

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    Aronian Wins Altibox Norway Chess Tournament

    PeterDoggers Jun 16, 2017, 11:07 AM

    Levon Aronian won the Altibox Norway Chess tournament in Stavanger on Friday. He was never in danger against Wesley So, who drew all his nine games. Runner-up Hikaru Nakamura lost to Fabiano Caruana but...

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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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    Patience: The threat is stronger than the execution

    NM eltenedor Jun 20, 2017, 10:26 PM

    After a rough Chicago Open, I made a recovery in recent games, clinching 3 of my last 5 games and winning the blitz tournament at the Continental Class Championships with 7/8. I'm particularly happy with my 2nd...

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    BEST CHESS APPS FOR ANDROID

    Aditya1636 Jun 16, 2017, 10:00 AM

    The Android platform now dominates the internet.    Many things like Youtube Videos, Google Play Apps are much more developed likeWindows.Some Years ago, Google announced that the majority of its searches are nowperformed...

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    VIKTOR KORCHNOI'S BEST GAMES - POWER OF THE PIN

    EndeavourMorse Jun 12, 2017, 9:58 AM

      In an effort to improve my understanding of chess tactics and analysis I have picked up "Korchnoi's 400 Best Games" with the intention of playing through my favourite players games. What I am aiming for is a...

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