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  • Serendipity: An Unforeseen Friendship's Thumbnail

    Serendipity: An Unforeseen Friendship

    Pia_swe Oct 16, 2017, 12:54 PM

    "Do you know who that is"? whispered the tournament leader and nodded toward the door where an elderly man in jacket, black shirt and purple tie slowly with the support of his cane of copper came into the room and...

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    The Strongest Chess Librarian In The World

    GM Gserper Oct 15, 2017, 1:40 AM

    Unless you live under a rock, you know that the 65-year-old librarian James Tarjan beat the former world champion Vladimir Kramnik in the recently concluded Chess.com Isle of Man tournament. Of course Grandmaster...

  • What Is The Best Move?'s Thumbnail

    What Is The Best Move?

    GM Gserper Oct 8, 2017, 3:13 AM

    All chess players encounter this situation in every single game. You are considering your next move and see numerous tempting opportunities. All the moves look equally strong, so which one should you prefer? What...

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  • Berlin Endgames 8: File Control in Rook Endgames's Thumbnail

    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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  • Grandmaster games for analysis.'s Thumbnail

    Grandmaster games for analysis.

    DeirdreSkye Oct 16, 2017, 2:20 PM

    I will give you here some of the most instructive games.For those that are trying to improve  , understanding these games might be one of the best ways:   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10   p.s. I will add more in...

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    How to analyse grandmaster games.

    DeirdreSkye Oct 15, 2017, 10:23 PM

          When I was a kid I had the luck to attend a very interesting lecture.The lecturer described a method to analyse grandmaster games without the use of engine that made quite an impression to me.I decided to...

  • The Oldest Chess Opening?'s Thumbnail

    The Oldest Chess Opening?

    ArnieChipmunk Oct 15, 2017, 11:29 AM

    Although many chess fans find it boring, in my opinion it's absolutely fascinating that the Giuoco Piano, or Italian Opening, is so popular again at top grandmaster level. Isn't it wonderful that some of the oldest...

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