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  • Playing Goliath: What Goes Wrong's Thumbnail

    Playing Goliath: What Goes Wrong

    IM Silman Jul 28, 2017, 2:47 AM

    The Chess.com member Souvik had a couple things to discuss. The first is his simultaneous game against an international master. After Souvic was completely outclassed in the opening (not a surprise when a 1500...

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    Passionate About Squares: Oddities

    IM Silman Jul 13, 2017, 1:01 AM

    In this article we’ll take a look at "deep squares" (6th, 7th, and even the 8th!). So far we’ve used knights as the conqueror of squares, and most of the games will indeed highlight knights. However,...

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    I’m Still Passionate About Squares

    IM Silman Jun 29, 2017, 3:01 AM

    In my first "Passionate About Squares" article I demonstrated how important it is to create weak squares in the enemy camp (often referred to as “holes”). In many cases putting one’s pieces (knights...

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  • Bishop Battles: Hammer vs Banikas's Thumbnail

    Bishop Battles: Hammer vs Banikas

    GM SultanOfKings Dec 30, 2016, 12:19 AM

    Do you prefer bishops or knights? Opinions differ, but almost all grandmasters usually prefer the bishops, especially in pairs! Find out why as GM Jon Ludwig Hammer breaks down one of his games against another grandmaster.

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    Winning With the Chigorin - Part 3

    GM CCSCA Jul 15, 2014, 12:20 PM

    What happens when the Albin Counter Gambit meets up with GM Finegold's opening repertoire? A Chigorin cousin with queenside knights is born! Finegold speculates that the opening is far better than its reputation,...

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    Ginger GM Cooks Spicy Attacks - Part 5

    GM Ginger_GM Jun 21, 2014, 2:37 PM

    Who needs knights and pawns? By only using his long-range pieces, former World Champion Mikhail Tal pops the top of his opponent's king. The openness of the position and the calculation of Tal is too much for Black...

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  • How a Kid Got His Passion For Chess's Thumbnail

    How a Kid Got His Passion For Chess

    Ashton_Yeager Aug 13, 2017, 4:47 PM

             My name is Ashton Yeager, I am 13 years old and I have a passion for the game of chess.  I spend all my time during the day studying chess.  Chess is my favorite thing to do, and believe it or not I used...

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    NASA Voyager Probes Still Going Strong After 40 Years

    Knights-Rule Aug 8, 2017, 7:09 AM

    Milestone Missions Forty years ago, the Voyager 1 and 2 missions began their journey from Earth to become the farthest-reaching missions in history. In the course of their missions, the two probes spent the next...

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    A Parallel Queen's Sacrifice in Two Different Openings

    kamalakanta Aug 2, 2017, 9:13 PM

    A few months ago, I purchased Yuri Razuvaev's "Key Concepts of Gambit Play", by Quality Chess. In this book, Razuvaev explores gambit lines in different openings. Chapter 3 explores some lines in the Four Knights...

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