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  • Chess Tests For Players 1400 And Up's Thumbnail

    Chess Tests For Players 1400 And Up

    IM Silman Nov 10, 2017, 12:24 AM

    Here are six puzzles. They might be tactics, they might be positional, or the puzzle might be about understanding some hidden deep, dark, strategic concept. In other words you need to face real-world problems and...

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    Fun With Double-Exchange Sacs

    FishThatRoared Oct 24, 2017, 9:25 PM

    When I was a teenage Sicilian Dragon aficionado, I salivated over the thought that one day I might land in a certain theoretical sub-variation of the Yugoslav Attack where Black sacrifices not one but both exchanges...

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    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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  • The search for chess improvement #6's Thumbnail

    The search for chess improvement #6

    JamesAgadir Nov 20, 2017, 8:53 AM

    Okay I'm back I took a pause for a tournament. First here are the tactics : Puzzle 1 (failed): After a quick material count I saw that I was a minor piece down. The king looked safe enough but the rook was hanging....

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    Sup's Traxler Diary

    sup_bro Nov 3, 2017, 10:51 AM

    I figured if I'm going to spend time studying an opening in some depth I may as well share it!  I will keep adding to this until I feel I've mastered the opening.   C57: The Traxler Counterattack is an extremely...

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    Winning by better understanding imbalances between material, space and time

    NM HanSchut Oct 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    When you first learn chess, you are focused on taking pieces. You roam the board as a Pacman and count whether you are ahead of behind. You learn the different value of the pieces. The standard values for the pieces...

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