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  • How Can Older Players Improve?'s Thumbnail

    How Can Older Players Improve?

    IM Silman Oct 12, 2017, 1:39 AM

    IMPROVEMENT FOR OLD PLAYERS The Chess.com member jayzorac wrote: I have a question for you. Do you think “older” players can still improve to expert and master level?  SILMAN: Mr. jayzorac...

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    Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?

    IM Silman Sep 22, 2017, 2:14 AM

    The Chess.com member Kingdom_chess2 asked: “Why is the King’s Indian Attack less popular at the top level? Is there any specific reason?” JS: The KIA (King’s Indian Attack) was explored...

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    The First Computer Chess Championship in the USA

    batgirl Sep 19, 2017, 5:37 PM

         For nearly 20 years computers have dominated chess.  These advanced devises not only defeat the best players, but have become indispensable as training tools, analyzing partners and always-ready...

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    GM William Lombardy, 1937-2017

    FM MikeKlein Oct 13, 2017, 2:17 PM

    [Note: Updated with extensive thoughts from Lombardy's only son Raymond and a personal reflection from Bruce Pandolfini.] GM William Lombardy, an American former world junior champion also made famous for being...

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    Finegold Wins Ugliest Death Match In History

    FM MikeKlein Oct 6, 2017, 8:45 AM

    Ever want to feel better about your chess ability? Just re-watch yesterday's broadcast of the GM Ben Finegold-GM Simon Williams Death Match. If the endgame technique of the "Ginger GM" was a blimp, Finegold set...

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    Tarjan Beats Kramnik In Battle Of Generations

    FM MikeKlein Sep 25, 2017, 3:12 PM

    GM James Tarjan is either 65, or only three, depending on how you count. Either way, his chess was good enough to take out the former world champion GM Vladimir Kramnik in round three of the 2017 Chess.com Isle...

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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...

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    What I've learned

    Daybreak57 Oct 13, 2017, 12:23 AM

    After these games I realize I need to be more focused when I am being attacked and stop blindly developing and blindly castling.  Those are bad habits I picked up while playing 3 minute blitz.  Maybe I should play...

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    Please help me by donation to support my chess !

    MagnutsCarleson Oct 10, 2017, 6:01 PM

    https://www.gofundme.com/oscarchessfunds  Any 1 $ welcome i need help to go to uscf chess tournaments!

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