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    I’m Passionate About Squares

    IM Silman Jun 22, 2017, 1:54 AM

    Many chess players have a limited understanding of the game. They think it’s all about mating the enemy king. They think it’s all about tactics and attack. They think it’s about creating threats....

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    Advance to Ventnor II

    batgirl Jun 14, 2017, 11:44 AM

    1941 The 1941 Ventnor City Invitational took place on the Municipal Pier from July 5-13.      Of those initially invited, Jack Collins, Harry Morris and Olaf Uvestad couldn't...

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    The 3-Check Traps You Need To Know

    FM MikeKlein May 9, 2017, 2:41 AM

    You don't play 3-check on the Chess.com live server? That's a shame. I thought we could be friends. Why is the game great? All that opening theory that masters know more about? Yeah, it's all useless. Draws?...

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    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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    Workin' on a Knight Move

    dbschultz Jun 21, 2017, 4:32 PM

          Of the chess pieces on the board, none is quite as unique or challenging as the knight; my personal favorite weapon. Unlike any other piece, the knight has the ability to jump or pass through other pieces...

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    My First Win In Thirty Years!

    SonofPearl Jun 19, 2017, 12:56 PM

    Welcome once again to my blog, where I have decided to analyse all my OTB (Over The Board) chess games for my local club Pontypridd played during the season 2016/17. After abandoning competitive chess at the tender...

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    The Gunsberg Variation

    Zaphys Jun 16, 2017, 8:49 AM

    Hello guys! Today I will show you an interesting alternative to the theory-heavy Ruy Lopez, the Scotch and the Italian Game. It's called the Gunsberg Variation and it's a sideline in the Four Knights.1 e4 e5 2 Nf3...

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