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  • Learning Chess Patterns Is Easy's Thumbnail

    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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    On 2nd Try, Aronian Gets St. Louis Win

    FM MikeKlein Aug 18, 2017, 3:14 PM

    In the end, love wins. On the final day of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, when several players brought their families to the tournament hall, GM Levon Aronian had to think about his significant other from...

  • Hort, Karpov, Vaganian In Action At 50th Biel Festival's Thumbnail

    Hort, Karpov, Vaganian In Action At 50th Biel Festival

    PeterDoggers Jul 25, 2017, 11:16 AM

    The 50th jubilee edition of the Biel Chess Festival is underway in Switzerland. Among the participants are Vlastimil Hort and Anatoly Karpov, who played the rapid tournament on Sunday, and Rafael Vaganian,...

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    Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?

    FM MikeKlein Jul 21, 2017, 5:00 AM

    What's more impressive: spending more than 300 weeks as the world number one, or winning five separate world championship titles? We'll leave it to you to debate who's had a more historic career -- Roger Federer...

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  • Why I started playing chess and what it has taught me :)'s Thumbnail

    Why I started playing chess and what it has taught me :)

    fearfulcheese Aug 15, 2017, 10:48 AM

    I'm pretty sure that I played my first game of chess when I was around 10 years old. Quickly after that I joined the chess club at my elementary school and started competing with other kids my age.  In high school...

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    Tactical blindness.

    truffel3 Aug 13, 2017, 10:12 AM

    After 2 weeks of solving only mate in 2 problems i discovered 2 things. For one I'm getting faster in solving , still not at fast as I want but for now after thousands of problems I 'see' about half of the problems....

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    WPP #4: Inconsistent Thought Process

    chesster3145 Aug 12, 2017, 9:14 PM

        Greetings (nonexistent) readers! As strange as it may sound, our series is only half done now as I still have to write the Confirmation Bias and Blunders posts. However, as Inconsistent Thought Process is a...

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