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  • What In The World Is A Chess Style?'s Thumbnail

    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

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    How Can You Consistently Improve Your Chess Game?

    IM Silman Apr 13, 2017, 4:29 AM

    The Chess.com member Cubronzo asked: “I’ve been playing chess for about a year now and my playing strength keeps going up and down. My main problem is my ability to see ahead in a chess position. Do...

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    Do You Know The World Champions' Games?

    GM Gserper Apr 9, 2017, 1:21 AM

    There are many different ways to improve your chess, but few of them can compete with the time-proven method of studying games played by great chess players.   Indeed, this way you learn all the elements of...

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    How To Improve Your Chess 5

    GM kaidanov Dec 23, 2010, 1:53 AM

    We are certainly in for a treat today when we watch GM Gregory Kaidanov play "Chess Solitaire", a technique where you go over the game of a Grandmaster, trying to guess their moves as if it were your own game. Gregory...

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    How To Improve Your Chess 4

    GM kaidanov Dec 22, 2010, 8:22 PM

    When it comes to identifying key mistakes in your own games, chess players must be completely honest with themselves. Grandmaster Kaidanov sets a good example for us all with his candid remarks and critiques of...

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    How To Improve Your Chess 3

    GM kaidanov Sep 19, 2010, 6:46 PM

    Listening in on Grandmaster Kaidanov's "post game analysis pearls" and the self-critical views taken towards his own mistakes, is pure "chess candy"!!! Recognizing a negative pattern in his approach to the game...

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    Chess Lesson #37: Winning Material Isn't Winning

    Korasoff Apr 28, 2017, 8:43 AM

    Thesis While being ahead in material is a tactical advantage, it is not a strategic advantage, and it is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for winning.   Argument After playing a few games of chess,...

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    The Chess Novice Blogs

    JayeshSinhaChess Apr 27, 2017, 12:01 PM

    Hi All.   I am not sure how a chess blog works.   I am a rather low rated chess player, and am keen to improve. I used to play blitz and improved a little, but I realised that I was not really learning much playing...

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    3 Years on chess.com

    RiddlesMcFiddles Apr 26, 2017, 6:56 PM

    Today April 27th marks 3 years since I started playing on chess.com and by extension how long I've been playing chess for (I did know how the pieces moved prior to joining chess.com but only played like one game...

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