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  • The 3-Check Traps You Need To Know's Thumbnail

    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?...

  • The Queen Of Blunders Takes On Tactics's Thumbnail

    The Queen Of Blunders Takes On Tactics

    louisathomas Apr 19, 2017, 1:22 PM

    In the beginning, tactics were a way to waste time. They were something to do while I was impatient, waiting in line or while water boiled. I had never played chess before, but I had watched my boyfriend play it,...

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    Is This The Future Of Chess?

    GM Gserper Apr 15, 2017, 10:26 PM

    GM Emil Sutovsky recently posted some shocking news on his Facebook page: a computer program, Ponanza, beat the best shogi player in the world. Not only that, but the computer program pretty much introduced a novelty...

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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.

  • Winning With the Chigorin - Part 3's Thumbnail

    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,...

  • Ginger GM Cooks Spicy Attacks - Part 5's Thumbnail

    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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  • Intro to Open Games Part 1's Thumbnail

    Intro to Open Games Part 1

    Win_Like_McEntee May 21, 2017, 11:37 PM

    Open Games begin with 1. e4 e5. There are many sharp lines that may arise. While white is in the driver seat being half a move up in a symmetrical position, black has many fighting chances as well. There are lots...

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    Beginner Chess Tips To Level Up Your Game From Amateur Hour With IM Danny Rensch

    payetteforward May 20, 2017, 2:15 PM

    I've just completed my first Amateur Hour Chess TV show with IM Danny Rensch, and I feel like a wet sponge. Danny is as talented a teacher as he is a player, and although I learned more during that show than I had...

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    Russian Game- Four Knights

    I_Am_Adweith May 16, 2017, 12:13 AM

           Sometimes Russian Game can transpose into Four Knights Game.Coward chess players play this variation or avoiding the typical e4 pawn exchange.White can play the spanish,italian and scotch four knights  

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