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  • Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?'s Thumbnail

    Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?

    GM Gserper Aug 12, 2017, 5:14 PM

    The question in the title of the article might surprise you. Indeed, what can be easier than pushing your pawn to the back rank and choosing a piece you want it to become? In reality, there are more problems...

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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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    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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  • The Most Dominant Players in History, post-Sinquefield's Thumbnail

    The Most Dominant Players in History, post-Sinquefield

    Spektrowski Aug 12, 2017, 2:37 AM

    Refer to the previous version for rules of admission to this table. However, I decided to throw in some wild cards this time - Ian Nepomniachtchi, who's had an excellent run recently, and three Chinese...

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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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    Mikhail Chigorin Club

    Spektrowski Jun 16, 2017, 4:20 AM

    Russian chess statistician Vitaly Gnirenko has compiled a list of all players who defeated a reigning classical world champion in a game with classical control. Below is the chronological table of players joining...

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