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    The Fun Of Pros And Cons (Again)

    NM danheisman Jun 15, 2017, 2:26 AM

    Many years ago I wrote a Novice Nook column, "The Fun of Pros and Cons." This column was directed at the many players who play way too fast in long time-control games. The column and its sequel "Chess is Decisions"...

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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 Play Chess (Part 1): Understanding the Board and Pieces

    PinkuAkane Jul 25, 2017, 4:00 PM

    Understanding the Board and Pieces The board is an 8x8 grid and each space is uniquely identified by a letter followed by a number using a notation called the rank and file system. Each piece has a specific name,...



    auxilia07 Jul 18, 2017, 3:39 AM

    Hi everyone, I'm sharing my local tournament games with my own analyzes because i wanna remember my momentary ideas during the games and take new ideas from the readers. This game was played in Antalya. I was playing...

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    How to Win at Chess

    stevepercinovic Jul 14, 2017, 12:21 PM

    How to Win at Chess If you are an amateur or just starting, rest assured that the art of mastering a chess game is not a day’s task. It takes several years of endless practice to be a pro chess player. However,...

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