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  • Who Is The Bizarre Grandmaster?'s Thumbnail

    Who Is The Bizarre Grandmaster?

    GM Gserper Apr 30, 2017, 1:36 AM

    It's a shame that the grandmaster Nigel Short is not as well known to the general public as much as he used to be.   In the 1990s he was one of the best chess players in the world and even played...

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    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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    Is Speed Chess Good For You?

    NM danheisman Apr 26, 2017, 3:28 AM

    Yes.* *Speed chess is good for you (meaning it can help your slow chess, too) but doing it "incorrectly" could be harmful. Let's digress... A few years ago our Main Line Chess Club hosted a seminar by WGM Jennifer...

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    Giri Dutch King In Reykjavik

    PeterDoggers Apr 28, 2017, 8:38 AM

    On the day that Dutch king Willem-Alexander turned 50, Anish Giri was the king in Reykjavik. The Dutch number one won the Reykjavik Open with an undefeated 8.5/10 score, and finished ahead of four grandmasters who...

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    Aronian Wins Grenke Chess With Round To Spare

    PeterDoggers Apr 21, 2017, 4:27 PM

    With a fourth win in a row Levon Aronian, reached a 5/6 score today, winning the Grenke Chess Classic with a round to spare since the other games ended in draws. Tournament victory for Levon Aronian. |...

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    World Junior Champ Xiong Qualifies For Speed Chess Champs

    NM SamCopeland Apr 19, 2017, 4:37 PM

    The reigning world junior champion, Jeffery Xiong, was the unlikely winner of Chess.com's third Speed Chess Championship qualifier. How could such a noted talent be an unlikely winner? First, he was seeded 25 in...

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    Dynamic Thinking In Chess

    GM GMMelik Jan 1, 2016, 5:42 PM

    What did GM Melikset Khachiyan and his students learn from the World Youth chess championships? One lesson was the importance of dynamic thinking in chess, especially in as big a tournament as the World Youths. Andrew...

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    Me and Chess

    omaridepractice Apr 29, 2017, 9:07 PM

      The only thing a improved a lot, or I have a lot of points ,sadly, is in tactics. Its not a lie that I been on this site like 2 years, I have played a lot, I saw how chess.com was changing, from that ugly V2,...

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    Breaking 2000: Reflections and Plans for the Future

    German_MagnusCarlsen Apr 29, 2017, 4:32 PM

    I recently broke the 2000 barrier, so I thought this would be a suitable occasion to make a blog post discussing my reflections about reaching 2000 as well as my goals for the future. I would like to start by showing...

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    Chess Tournament Play

    Win_Like_McEntee Apr 28, 2017, 7:31 PM

    A chess tournament is one of the oldest forms of being able to show your chess strength. I'll discuss some etiquette and must-know tournament rules that apply to USCF and FIDE.  Over-the-board (OTB) Chess Tournaments...

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