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    Learning Chess Patterns Is Easy

    IM Silman Dec 29, 2016, 8:11 AM

    I recently noticed an article that tried to clarify what a pattern is. I found it quite agonizing since the writer didn’t understand patterns but was trying hard to isolate exactly what it was (a noble...

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    American Woman - Part I

    batgirl Dec 21, 2016, 11:34 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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    Am I Too Old For Chess?

    GM Gserper Dec 16, 2016, 4:44 AM

    I recently received a question from one of our fellow Chess.com members. Since I've heard this question many times, I decided to share my opinion on the subject. The question goes like this: "I am 25 years...

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    Ding Leads After Dramatic Day At Moscow GP

    PeterDoggers May 14, 2017, 4:07 PM

    In what was the most spectacular round of the whole 2017 FIDE Grand Prix so far, five games ended decisively. Sunday's winners in Moscow were Ding Liren (now the sole leader), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov,...

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    Is There Good Money In Chess?

    FM MikeKlein May 8, 2017, 4:25 PM

    Money, war, politics. It's going to be a heavy edition of "in other news," Chess.com's collection of all the stories tangentially related to the game. This may be the most contentious compilation yet, so get...

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    Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess

    FM MikeKlein Apr 26, 2017, 11:39 AM

    With Zurich, Grenke, Reykjavik, and Poikovsky tournaments all taking place nearly simultaneously, you might think there's no room for "other news." But this is the digital age; there's room for anything! In this...

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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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    Healthy Diet

    Maquanky May 17, 2017, 1:44 PM

    We are so unique that we have to abide by certain rules to live longer... The most common definition to immortality is prolonging our cell aging. For the very same reason, in ancient times up to recent, we have...

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    Welcome to the Elite Chess Coaching Blog!

    EliteChessCoaching May 14, 2017, 4:53 AM

    Welcome, Everyone to Elite Chess!      Allow me to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Elite Chess Blog, and to thank you for taking the time to visit us! We are your one-stop chess resource. Here you will...

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