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    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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    The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

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    How To Set Up A Chessboard

    CHESScom Mar 10, 2017, 11:01 PM

    If you have a chess set and want to start a game, the first thing you need to do is get the board set up correctly. Step 1: Lay out the board with the light square in the bottom-right corner.It’s important...

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    Two Chinese Leaders After Moscow GP Round 2

    PeterDoggers May 13, 2017, 2:31 PM

    Ding Liren defeated Ernesto Inarkiev to join his compatriot Hou Yifan in the lead at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. First-round loser Ian Nepomniachtchi today defeated Jon Ludvig Hammer. Ding Liren...

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    Eljanov Ahead of Carlsen, So At Tata Steel

    PeterDoggers Jan 17, 2017, 12:59 PM

    Also during the first rest day Pavel Eljanov will be the sole leader of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Today the Ukrainian grandmasters defeated Baskaran Adhiban. He finds Wesley So and Magnus Carlsen,...

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    11-0 Sweep For Carlsen At Play Live Challenge

    GM SultanOfKings Sep 23, 2016, 1:23 PM

    With the Play Live Challenge on Thursday as the highlight, this week GM Magnus Carlsen is touring the east coast of the U.S. where he is playing lawyers and ambassadors and attending the Queen...

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    Teaching Chess Abroad

    nathan_s_phipps May 23, 2017, 3:41 PM

    Hi all,   I'm new to the blogs; I only just activated my account. I'm travelling to Rwanda (the site of the 1994 genocide) on missionary work and I'm a pretty good chess player, so one of my co-travellers suggested...

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    Rapid Chess Champion 2017

    WIM Cami3 May 22, 2017, 10:33 AM

    Yesterday my team and I won the Romanian Cup, too big for the picture as you can see!  Let me share with you part of one of my games, which I played with black. So black is to move. What would you play? The position...

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    The Sicilian for beginners , The Anti-Sicilians.

    jengaias May 6, 2017, 6:13 PM

    Sicilian defense. Maybe the most discussed opening among amateurs. All great players had it in their repertoire. Fischer , Kasparov , Tal.       For amateurs and beginners it's an opening covered with a magic mystery...

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