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  • How To Set Up A Chessboard's Thumbnail

    How To Set Up A Chessboard

    CHESScom Mar 10, 2017, 11:01 PM

    If you have a chess set and want to start a game, the first thing you need to do is get the board set up correctly. Step 1: Lay out the board with the light square in the bottom-right corner.It’s important...

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    Prophylactic Play

    GM Ginger_GM Mar 15, 2017, 9:58 AM

    "It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know...

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    Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

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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 gmfinegold 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 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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    Shenzhen 2-3: Theme tournament by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Mar 26, 2017, 4:38 AM

    Anish Giri and Ding Liren lead the Shenzhen Masters on 2/3 after Giri cut Harikrishna’s spell as leader short after a single round. It’s all been about themes – in Rounds 1 and 2 it was endings with a knight...

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    Planning Part-1

    Abhi_Mary_1997 Mar 25, 2017, 3:47 AM

    Planning- Many beginners know openings well from move to move. But when asked about planning, they find themselves in a deep hole, unsure of where to move next. And what will they get? Nothing... because moves are...

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