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    Mamedyarov's Secret For Classic, Modern Chess

    GM Gserper Jun 14, 2017, 4:18 AM

    When I read the recent news that the Azerbaijani GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov crossed the magic 2800 mark, I wasn't surprised. Well, actually I was surprised that it didn't happen many years ago. You see, while...

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    Should You Gamble In Chess?

    GM Gserper May 27, 2017, 4:16 AM

    Many chess tournaments have taken place in casinos, and many famous grandmasters have left the lion's share of their prizes at the playing tables. I personally know a guy who won a good prize in the Knock-Out World...

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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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  • Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?'s Thumbnail

    Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?

    FM MikeKlein Jul 21, 2017, 5:00 AM

    What's more impressive: spending more than 300 weeks as the world number one, or winning five separate world championship titles? We'll leave it to you to debate who's had a more historic career -- Roger Federer...

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    Andreikin Shows Endgame Magic Beyond Move 100

    PeterDoggers Jul 20, 2017, 2:22 AM

    Dortmund's fourth round saw four fighting draws, with two games going beyond move 100. After a 7.5 hour battle Dmitry Andreikin managed to save an endgame with rook and two pawns vs two rooks against Matthias...

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    Radjabov Wins Geneva FIDE Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Jul 15, 2017, 1:47 PM

    With draws on the top six boards in the final round, Teimour Radjabov managed to keep his lead and became the sole winner of the FIDE Grand Prix in Geneva, Switzerland. Radjabov won €20,000 ($22,936)...

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    Q & A With Coach Heisman: Complete Show From 2-6-15

    ChessTV May 18, 2015, 4:35 AM

    Q & A with Coach Heisman where you are the star and ask the questions. Dan discusses Super Tournaments, Great Kasparov Games and much more! Tune into NM Dan fielding chess.com member's questions in this monthly...

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    The Psychic Chess Trio

    HungryHungry Jul 22, 2017, 3:59 PM

    Throughout the history of chess there have only been 16 officially recognized World Chess Champions. Would you believe me if I told you that three of them were psychics? Here is the list of the Great 16.   1. Wilhelm...

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    Who is Ready to Challenge (and beat!) Magnus Carlsen?

    EOGuel Jul 19, 2017, 6:54 PM

    The World Championship Candidates/Championship competition is coming up in 2018! We do not even know who has clinched their seats into the Candidates tournament (well, except Karjakin for his efforts to win the...

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    Tactical Trademark

    Funology Jul 14, 2017, 11:50 PM

    When you study the games of very strong players, you start to notice a few patterns. Most players have favourite strategic themes that they employ in game after game. Petrosian saved countless lost positions with...

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