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  • The 10 most common mistakes among chess beginners's Thumbnail

    The 10 most common mistakes among chess beginners

    FM LuisFSiles Mar 13, 2017, 12:39 PM

    There is one thing chess players at all levels have in common: we want to play better. From the player who just learnt how to move the pieces all the way to Magnus Carlsen. And the good news is that there is always...

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    Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

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    How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

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    Did Anand Promote Illegally vs Kramnik?

    PeterDoggers Jul 12, 2017, 6:04 AM

    The new FIDE Laws of Chess are in effect since July 1. One thing that's new is that using two hands to promote a pawn is considered an illegal move, and during rapid and blitz games an arbiter is supposed to...

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    Moscow GP: 'Hari' Beats 'Nepo' In Dramatic Game

    PeterDoggers May 20, 2017, 10:39 AM

    Pentala Harikrishna was the only winner at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow today. The Indian grandmaster was first losing, but eventually defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi in what was one of the most dramatic...

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    Mamedyarov Breaks 2800, Catches Ding In Moscow

    PeterDoggers May 15, 2017, 12:21 PM

    With yet another win, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov not only caught Ding Liren in first place at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow; the Azerbaijani also became the 13th player in history to break 2800 in the live ratings. Shakhriyar...

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    Secret weapon against the Dutch

    FangBo Jul 16, 2017, 4:59 AM

    I`m a big fan of the Dutch defence ( I`ve got the Ginger_GM day vay day), and I`ve had mixed success with the opening. I like the idea of putting all your pieces on the kingside, and going for checkmate, who doesn`t?...

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    Month in Review: June 2017

    vjekpleh Jun 30, 2017, 9:20 PM

    18 games of 15/10 time control. 11 win, 6 loss, 1 draw.    How I win: win 1 (51 move). Queening a pawn in Q vs R+B endgame win 2 (73 move). Queening a pawn in K+P endgame win 3 (58 move). Queening a pawn in R vs...

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    Exploring the French: A Fresh Approach to Old Lines

    mjsoupcampbell Jun 30, 2017, 12:31 PM

    Exploring the French: Some Interesting Games in the Old Steinitz   Recently, I have been exploring alternatives for white in the French mainline with 3. Nc3. Simply put, the amount of French theory particularly...

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