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  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • American Woman - Part III

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Compilation Of Chess And Education Research Studies

    One of the most common questions educators have is, "Where can I find research studies devoted to the educational value of chess?" More studies are being conducted every year, but this article is a compilation...

  • Do Not Misuse Your Chess Computer!

    My favorite episode from The Prince And The Pauper happens towards the end of the story: "Speak up, good lad, and fear nothing," said the king. "How used you the Great Seal of England?" Tom stammered a moment,...

  • The Curse Of Undefended Pieces

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 11, 2017, 6:20 PM

    Over the years, I’ve looked at tons of games played by low-rated Chess.com members (games by low-rated players are often extremely instructive). In many instances I see undefended pieces on both sides. And,...

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  • HELP WANTED

    I need help I am in chess club at school and everybody is better than me I am in 6th grade even though most of them are 7th graders I still lose to other 6th graders PLEASE SOMEONE HELP I want to be on the chess...

  • Book based course to take you to 2000 strength in slow chess

    INTRODUCTION I was recently asked by an intermediate player how to set about improving to 2000 strength and wrote a detailed reply.  As it might be useful to other players I am posting it (lightly edited) here....

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey Full Analysis Part 1

    2001: A Space Odyssey FULL ANALYSIS PART 1 OF 2 2001: A Space Odyssey… WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN??? Let’s break it all down into manageable segments and look at from primarily from an Abductive Reasoning method,...

  • PRO Chess League week 2 Predictions

    • NM nmpdk
    • Jan 17, 2017, 2:47 PM

    Apparently, my deep and intricate method of picking teams to win purely based on their awesome name choice was severely flawed, as I managed to score less than 50% in my week one predictions, managing to accurately...

  • How to win a losing game

    (Excuse me for my english.) How to win a losing game? Of course, the opponent must make a mistake. But we can do little to help. Example pestering with your queen. And when the opponent does not think too much, because...

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  • Rapport Spoils Brilliancy, Loses To So

    Richard Rapport was on his way to scoring a great win versus Wesley So, but then he blundered away the game. In round three of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Sergey Karjakin and Wei Yi...

  • Inspired By Karjakin, Carlsen Gets 1st Tata Steel Win

    Copying Sergey Karjakin's remarkable 6.a3 in the Najdorf, Magnus Carlsen scored a good win today versus Radoslaw Wojtaszek in round two of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Pentala Harikrishna won...

  • MVL Perfect, Leads Migraines To PRO Week 1 Win

    In an action-packed season opener, the powerhouse board ones proved their worth. Four out of four scores from GMs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Li Chao and 3.5 and 3 points from GMs Wesley So and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (who...

  • Indian Glory At Hastings, Rilton Cup

    Two traditional end-of-the-year tournaments were won by Indian grandmasters. GM Krishnan Sasikiran finished clear first at the Rilton Cup in Sweden, while GM Deep Sengupta did the same in Hastings. They are two...

  • Chess In The White House And Kasparov Wins Again

    In 1984, GM Garry Kasparov endured a five-month match with GM Anatoly Karpov, but his latest battle ended after nine years. Unlike in that clash, this time there was a decision. Also this month, we take a...

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