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  • MVL-Grischuk Preview: The Basketball Player vs The Tennis Player?'s Thumbnail

    MVL-Grischuk Preview: The Basketball Player vs The Tennis Player?

    FM MikeKlein Oct 22, 2017, 3:49 PM

    By now, you know GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and GM Alexander Grischuk. Or, maybe you don't. There's more to them than tactics and novelties. Sure, in round one of the 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship, you...

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    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...

  • 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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  • GM William Lombardy, 1937-2017's Thumbnail

    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...

  • Finegold Wins Ugliest Death Match In History's Thumbnail

    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...

  • Carlsen Crushes Guseinov In Speed Chess, Wants To 'Do Better''s Thumbnail

    Carlsen Crushes Guseinov In Speed Chess, Wants To 'Do Better'

    PeterDoggers Oct 5, 2017, 3:30 AM

    On Wednesday Magnus Carlsen defeated Gadir Guseinov 20.5-5.5 in what was the last match of the Chess.com Speed Chess Championship's first round. The next opponent for Carlsen, in the quarterfinals, will be Wesley...

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  • The Complete Queen's Gambit Declined: The Current Main Line's Thumbnail

    The Complete Queen's Gambit Declined: The Current Main Line

    GM kaidanov Jun 11, 2015, 7:02 PM

    GM Gregory Kaidanov concludes his all-encompassing Queen’s Gambit Declined video lesson series with the one you’ve been waiting for: the current main line. Learn the ins and outs of one of the most important...

  • Melik and Me! - Highlights from 7-3-14's Thumbnail

    Melik and Me! - Highlights from 7-3-14

    ChessTV Jul 10, 2014, 2:55 PM

    A seminal moment in the history of Chess.com? In six years of recording videos, we've never had a Korean pop music reference in a video introduction! What happens when a GM goes Gangnam Style on the chessboard?...

  • Every Chess Opening: Defenses To 1.e4's Thumbnail

    Every Chess Opening: Defenses To 1.e4

    IM dpruess Jun 21, 2012, 1:52 PM

    If it's good enough for Bobby, it's good enough for me! Let's focus on Black's responses for now though! IM David Pruess delivers his long awaited sequel to the "Every Chess Opening Move" for White, with a deep...

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  • 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...

  • Sharing Chess players history in vedio!'s Thumbnail

    Sharing Chess players history in vedio!

    SafestKing Sep 30, 2017, 8:15 AM

    Today's blog is about top chess players history, and the word history is by combination of his and story(ies), enjoy the graphics and demos this weekend(after the ads) http://www.iqiyi.com/w_19ruc514dd.html

  • Endgame Lovers Tournament: Aronian-Hou, R+4 vs R+2's Thumbnail

    Endgame Lovers Tournament: Aronian-Hou, R+4 vs R+2

    chesster3145 Sep 27, 2017, 6:25 PM

        Hi everyone,     Before we get going, I have some important news: I submitted an application for Top Blogger three days ago and plan to message Support sometime soon, just in case...

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