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  • Links to the Past III's Thumbnail

    Links to the Past III

    batgirl Apr 26, 2017, 11:44 AM

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow, becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

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    Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice

    IM Silman Mar 23, 2017, 12:53 AM

    Every chess player knows about the classic bishop sacrifice. And everyone wants to smash that light-squared bishop into h7, drag the screaming-in-terror enemy king from its pawn cover, and execute it as its army...

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    Learning Chess Patterns Is Easy

    IM Silman Dec 29, 2016, 8:11 AM

    I recently noticed an article that tried to clarify what a pattern is. I found it quite agonizing since the writer didn’t understand patterns but was trying hard to isolate exactly what it was (a noble...

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    So Knocks Out Giri In Nail-Biting Speed Chess Duel

    PeterDoggers May 26, 2017, 8:53 AM

    The very last bullet game (Chess960!) had to bring the decision. Wesley So defeated Anish Giri 15.5-14.5 in yesterday's Speed Chess match, one of the most exciting battles ever seen on the Chess.com live server. Find...

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    Karjakin, So Notch 1st Wins In Shamkir

    FM MikeKlein Apr 25, 2017, 3:51 PM

    Neither the world's number-two rated player nor the world champion runner-up were having memorable events at Shamkir Chess 2017, but they will now sleep a little easier going into the tournament's only rest day. All...

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    Kramnik, Nakamura Early Leaders In Zurich's 'New Classical'

    FM MikeKlein Apr 13, 2017, 2:38 PM

    Does the "new classical" time control work in making more decisive games? It's early in Zurich, but so far the limited sample size has given good returns, especially if your "science vs. sport" pendulum swings toward...

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  • Mating Patterns Simplified - Part 1's Thumbnail

    Mating Patterns Simplified - Part 1

    Super-Dog Jun 4, 2017, 10:32 PM

    As an amateur player, I often can't remember the mating patterns if I'm shown the patterns from actual games. So I've simplified these mating patterns to remember them better in their simplest forms and hopefully...

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    Chess Learning & Development Checklist

    Manu-Trainer May 27, 2017, 2:09 PM

    Chess Learning & Development Checklist = A + B + C + D + E + F + G + H + I + J + K   A. INTROduction LeVeL 1.How many squares has the chess board? 2.How many light squares has the chess board? 3.How are the...

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    SuperNationals 2017 Experience

    NM Mr_Penings May 18, 2017, 5:16 PM

    So here's yet another blog post about a chess tournament experience! This time, SuperNationals! To keep the prestige of the name, this blog post will also be "super", and will include lots of pictures and all that...

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