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  • Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances's Thumbnail

    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    The Match Of The 21st Century

    GM Gserper Mar 25, 2017, 8:44 PM

    When chess players say "match of the century," usually they refer to the famous match between the USSR and the "rest of the world" that took place in Belgrade in 1970. In reality, many famous chess competitions...

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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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    Webster University Wins 5th Straight President's Cup

    FM MikeKlein Mar 28, 2017, 4:02 AM

    Top-rated Webster University has won its fifth consecutive President's Cup title, beating out the three other invited teams from Texas Tech, St. Louis University, and University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in...

  • International Chess Glossary's Thumbnail

    International Chess Glossary

    palivec Mar 27, 2017, 5:34 AM

    Hi, I think it's very interesting to see how the chess pieces are named in different languages (in parenthless there is a literal English translation): English Slovak German French Romanian Pawn pešiak (pawn) Bauer...

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    Carlsen To Face So In Sunday's PRO Chess League Final

    PeterDoggers Mar 26, 2017, 3:37 AM

    The Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League will see a magnificent final, with world number one Magnus Carlsen and world number two Wesley So leading their teams. The final, on Sunday 26 March at 10 a.m. PDT...

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    More Essential Patterns For Success

    IM dpruess Mar 3, 2017, 2:48 PM

    Having described the key tactical motifs of a bishop "pinning" a knight, IM David Pruess tackles the strategic implications of such a situation. Don't miss this critical video which explains one of the most common...

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    Essential Patterns For Success

    IM dpruess Mar 3, 2017, 2:42 PM

    A deep understanding of tactical patterns is absolutely essential for a strong chess player. IM David Pruess explains why and illustrates how such understanding works with a variety of positions demonstrating tactics...

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    Black's Knightmare In The Catalan

    GM GeorgMeier Jan 7, 2017, 4:32 PM

    GM Georg Meier's masterful series on the Catalan continues as he shows how Black can easily fall prey to positional disaster as White's knight leap to incredible outposts. These lines are quite popular so learn...

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  • Who likes the king's indian's Thumbnail

    Who likes the king's indian

    Berkowick Mar 29, 2017, 6:26 PM

    lines in the kings indian: Main kings indian: King's indian attack Comes off of the reti opening (nf3) or the hungerian (h3) and is going for the fanchetto structure: this defense structure is ok for 3 check, because...

  • The secret top players keep to themselves and how I discovered it.'s Thumbnail

    The secret top players keep to themselves and how I discovered it.

    GmPrice Mar 29, 2017, 1:52 PM

     When I first started chess, and even for several several years after I was always slightly confused as to what I am supposed to be playing after the opening moves. I'd develop sensibly (so i thought) and eventually...

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    Best traps for beginners against beginners

    GMclemente_lopez Mar 28, 2017, 10:41 PM

    The next one is going to show you why you never use the King's Pawn Opening: King's Knight, Damiano Defense. When you take their pawn, 99.9999999999999% of all players will take it. (Experienced players never...

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