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  • More Lessons From Master Games's Thumbnail

    More Lessons From Master Games

    GM Gserper May 20, 2017, 6:37 PM

    Last time, we started to analyze the old game Charousek-Alapin and learned a useful trick that can be used in variety of openings. As a rule, you can learn more than just one idea from a game played by...

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    More Of My Favorite Classic Chess Games

    IM Silman May 18, 2017, 2:40 AM

    This series is all about the classic games that affected me in a profound manner as a young teen (15 years old). In general, they were positional games, since for a kid that grew up on attacking chess...

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    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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    Karjakin Squeezes Meier In Speed Chess

    NM SamCopeland May 25, 2017, 2:33 PM

    Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier are renowned for their similar python-like style of play. Each has regularly demonstrated the ability to patiently maneuver and press from a superior position until their opponent...

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    Moscow GP: 'Hari' Beats 'Nepo' In Dramatic Game

    PeterDoggers May 20, 2017, 10:39 AM

    Pentala Harikrishna was the only winner at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow today. The Indian grandmaster was first losing, but eventually defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi in what was one of the most dramatic...

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    Wim Andriessen, Founder Of New In Chess, 1938-2017

    PeterDoggers May 19, 2017, 2:53 AM

    Wim Andriessen was one of those figures who, while remaining mostly in the background, changed the chess world significantly. The founder and publisher of New In Chess died on Sunday among family at his home in...

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  • More Essential Patterns For Success's Thumbnail

    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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  • From Gambit - Tartakower Variation's Thumbnail

    From Gambit - Tartakower Variation

    FM Drawyah May 28, 2017, 10:51 AM

    Here is another installment on the Tartakower Variation, featuring the natural 4..Bc5 and 5..Nc6. The knight maneuver Na3-c4 is critical to proving some edge for White. I should add, try to avoid the temptation...

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    5/28/17 - Blindfold Chess Tips So Far

    d34l10 May 28, 2017, 9:03 AM

    I am noticing steady growth and am very near to my goal of playing a full game blindfolded. Honestly, I feel I could have accomplished this in a shorter amount of time if I had been more diligent and regular about...

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    KNIGHT FORK EASY 3

    tpstar May 27, 2017, 6:40 PM

    These Tony Palmer games demonstrate KNIGHT FORK EASY 3:   1) White to Play     2) Black to Play     3) White to Play     4) Black to Play     5) White to Play     6) Black to Play     7) White...

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