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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...

  • 7 New Year's Chess Resolutions

    NM SamCopeland Dec 27, 2016, 7:47 AM

    Statistically, just eight percent of people achieve their New Year's resolutions. That doesn't seem so great, but if we all resolve to become grandmasters, maybe eight percent of us can make it.  More...

  • How To Think Critically In Chess

    NM danheisman Oct 5, 2016, 2:52 AM

    Chess is a thinking game. Thought processes and time management are intertwined and are two of the most important skills. I break down time management into two sub-skills: Macro Time Management: The ability...

  • 3-Check Chess Tips For Beginners

    IM DanielRensch Oct 13, 2016, 5:49 PM

    Looking for a new, exciting chess variant? Maybe you watched my games vs GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave here and you're anxious to give it a try? Or perhaps you've always just been good at following the age old...

  • Windows Of Chess Opportunity

    IM Silman Aug 18, 2016, 2:58 AM

    In an amateur chess game, opportunities abound. Unfortunately, these opportunities are often missed. Positional gains are snubbed, tactics are missed, a winning endgame is agreed drawn, and mutual fear leads both...

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    FideCastro Feb 14, 2017, 2:34 AM

    Forgot to copy the moves down for this adjourned position. Any comments on Black's sealed move and ideas most welcome! Computer suggests Black has played: 36:.... Qe4 threatening mate, and puts the position as Equal...

  • World Chess Championship Highlights: Part 4

    Lt2Adnan Jan 30, 2017, 9:59 PM

    In Part 1 of our WCC 2016 series, we started with a game analysis from the tiebreakers. In Part 2, we looked at a magnificent showcase of Karjakin's defensive skills. Then in the next article, we saw how Carlsen...

  • Chinese New Year Presents 2017: Test Your Trivia 2!

    Lt2Adnan Jan 27, 2017, 12:08 AM

    It's been more than 2 years since I last had a Test your Trivia. But rather than giving the usual puzzles, I decided to try out something new for CNY here: 15 questions (and one bonus puzzle) designed to test your...

  • Carlsen Closing In On So After Beating Van Wely

    PeterDoggers Jan 24, 2017, 2:29 PM

    Magnus Carlsen was the only winner in the ninth round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament's Masters. The World Champion defeated Loek van Wely and is now half a point behind Wesley So. Ilia Smirin joined...

  • Carlsen Misses Mate In 3 vs Giri

    PeterDoggers Jan 21, 2017, 1:34 PM

    Today Magnus Carlsen missed a checkmate versus Anish Giri, and with it, a great opportunity to move to "plus three." Wesley So drew his game as well and continues to lead the masters section. It's quite...


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