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  • The Eternal Battle: Bishops vs Knights's Thumbnail

    The Eternal Battle: Bishops vs Knights

    IM Silman Oct 18, 2017, 11:32 PM

    The Chess.com member dudejan asked: I always seem to struggle to know where to develop my bishops. For knights the concepts of outposts or placement behind a pawn to double defend certain squares are quite logical...

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    How Can Older Players Improve?

    IM Silman Oct 12, 2017, 1:39 AM

    IMPROVEMENT FOR OLD PLAYERS The Chess.com member jayzorac wrote: I have a question for you. Do you think “older” players can still improve to expert and master level?  SILMAN: Mr. jayzorac...

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    How To Improve Your Calculation

    IM Silman Oct 4, 2017, 7:10 PM

    The Chess.com member Benjamin_Dubuque (rated 1288) wrote: I have a question about calculation. I often miss either simple intermediate moves or very quiet moves in my calculations, especially in complicated messes...

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    Carlsen-Anand: Prediction Time!

    PeterDoggers Nov 6, 2014, 12:41 AM

    This Saturday the World Championship Match starts in Sochi. Most chess fans think that Magnus Carlsen will keep his title, but what about the experts?  In our first preview we listed the match schedule...

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    2012 Holiday Puzzler Answers and Winners

    SonofPearl Jan 4, 2013, 6:13 AM

    Many thanks to all the Chess.com members who entered the 2012 Chess.com Holiday Puzzler! There were 18 chess related questions, and a total of 29 marks to earn, but how many did you answer correctly? As always the...

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    Appreciation

    IM dpruess May 8, 2011, 9:18 PM

    Dear Chesscom Community -I have some bad news: There is a very good chance that one of our beloved and long-standing Chess.com Columnists will no longer be writing for our site. World renowned chess author,...

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    Playing a Master Player!

    OldChessDog Sep 14, 2017, 5:49 PM

    (Mr. Moore is second from the left, this picture of the US Armed Forces Chess Team was taken in 1987.)   For Round 2 of the September Chess Tournament in San Antonio (a round is played every Wednesday), I played...

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    A Nail-Biter

    OldChessDog Sep 1, 2017, 3:20 PM

       What a game! This one was a real nail-biter, and I think there are lessons to be found. Fresh off of reading significant portions of The Amateur's Mind by IM Jeremy Silman, I found myself utilizing several of...

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    August 2017 Prodigy Program with Karpov Detailed Announcement

    GeniusKJ Aug 12, 2017, 7:09 AM

    12th World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov is teaching in the August 2017 month of the Prodigy Program - the program that helped create the youngest-ever chess master in American history! Registration for the August...

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