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  • The 7 Most Amazing Chess Records's Thumbnail

    The 7 Most Amazing Chess Records

    NM SamCopeland Dec 8, 2017, 6:32 PM

    Records inspire us all to strive for greatness. The long legacy of chess has birthed some records which have stood for decades, and some that may well stand for centuries. Here are seven of the most amazing chess...

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    How Can An Expert Become A Master?

    IM Silman Dec 7, 2017, 9:43 PM

    The Chess.com member Animaul7 (his real name is Anthony Maulucci) wrote: I’m a 16-year-old who has been stuck at an expert rating for some time now, which I know is pretty normal. One question I have for...

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    The Dean of American Chess

    batgirl Nov 28, 2017, 10:00 PM

       The expression "Dean of American Chess"  officially refers to specific individuals whose contribution to American Chess deserves special recognition and, as such, the title is considered the...

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    Carlsen Escapes vs Nakamura, Keeps Grand Chess Tour Hope Alive

    PeterDoggers Dec 8, 2017, 5:59 PM

    Hikaru Nakamura had Magnus Carlsen on the ropes today, but failed to deliver. The only winner in round six of the London Chess Classic was Ian Nepomniachtchi, who beat Michael Adams. Nakamura not...

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    Is Donald Trump Playing 3-D Chess?

    FM MikeKlein Dec 2, 2017, 3:21 PM

    This edition of "In Other News" features a double dose of Russian stories, another double dose of young chess players making waves, and one of the most incredible acts of hubris in chess. You'll also see an examination...

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    Win A Ticket To The Bobby Fischer Memorial

    PeterDoggers Nov 30, 2017, 10:16 AM

    By playing in the first Chess.com Chess960 Championship on January 4 you can win a ticket to the Bobby Fischer Memorial in March in Reykjavik and play in the Chess960 tournament that will be held on Fischer's...

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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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    London Chess Classic – a first-time spectator’s view

    thejacka1 Dec 10, 2017, 3:14 PM

    The London Chess Classic is the Wimbledon of the chess world. Held over 10 days at the Olympia exhibition centre this month, it is the final event on the 2017 Grand Chess Tour and the first major chess event I've...

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    31 Chess Facts Most People Don’t Know

    Srinibas_Masanta Dec 10, 2017, 7:16 AM

    Today’s topic is a bit unusual. I will not talk about strategy, tactics, endgames, middle games, psychology and any other chess related things. However I will still talk about chess. Here are some facts about the...

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    AN INTERVIEW WITH INDIAN GM SETHURAMAN

    rohitrocks2017 Dec 10, 2017, 2:51 AM

    Interview with Grandmaster SP Sethuraman: "There is a great future for chess in India" An interview with Indian chess prodigy S P Sethuraman, who became the country's youngest Grandmaster in 2010 and has since continued...

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