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    How To Make Lucky Blunders

    GM Gserper Jan 6, 2018, 12:00 AM

    For most club players, blunders are a very big problem. They can ruin a game or even a whole tournament! Besides, they prevent a chess player from getting better results and a higher rating. That's why some time...

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    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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    Chess And Political Correctness

    GM Gserper Dec 24, 2016, 3:52 AM

    The world has gone crazy! Did I just say it aloud? I am sorry; I used to better control what I say. In fact it was something you would learn from your early childhood in the former Soviet Union. As the...

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    Seattle City Championship 2018

    WCM mkkuhner Jan 16, 2018, 2:08 PM

    The games, which I'd accidentally left out, are in place now.... The Seattle City Championship is really just another weekend tournament--no one regards you as a champion if you win it.  This one was a decent-sized...

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    You don't have to retreat your King!

    johnduncan3 Dec 13, 2017, 4:41 AM

    As an amateur player the one thing I can be sure of when I play is that I will blunder (??) or at best make a mistake (?) or two. Subsequently, we can assume that other amateur players will do so too, however,...

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    Playing the Whale: Seattle Chess Classic Rounds 2-3

    Joseph_Truelson Oct 4, 2017, 8:47 PM

    Photo is of the beginning of a 5 board bughouse game. Joseph’s taking the picture, so you can’t see his board. Photo Credit: RAR Master [Since I’m paid the same amount every week, I like it when Joseph doesn’t make...

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