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  • Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice's Thumbnail

    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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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Nona Gaprindashvili. Fighting for Equality

    Spektrowski Mar 27, 2017, 2:46 PM

    A chapter from Nona Gaprindashvili's 1977 book I Prefer Risk. Many of her thoughts on women's chess still seem to be relevant even now, 40 years later. I've included some chess games to divide the wall of...

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    How To Begin Mastering Chess

    DineshMC Mar 26, 2017, 7:26 PM

    Chess is a highly competitive game played by millions of people around the world. The basics can be mastered in a matter of minutes. Advanced strategic concepts can take years to come to terms with and a lifetime...

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    How to Win Chess Almost Every Time (part 1)(winning as a beginner)

    DineshMC Mar 22, 2017, 3:56 AM

    Mastering chess is a long process, and will take you several years, but you don’t have to be a master to win at chess almost every time if you understand the mechanics of the game. By learning to spot certain moves...

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