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    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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    Girl Power In Chess

    GM Gserper Apr 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    At of this writing, GM Hou Yifan is the sole leader of the super tournament in Baden Baden. Her play in this tournament so far is simply unbelievable and each game is a textbook example of good chess. Photo:...

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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    Aronian New Leader At Grenke

    PeterDoggers Apr 19, 2017, 4:40 PM

    Hou Yifan missed a draw and lost an instructive endgame to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave today at the Grenke Chess Classic. The new leader is Levon Aronian, who won against Matthias Bluebaum. Levon Aronian,...

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    Giri, Kramnik, Ivanchuk Among Grand Chess Tour Wild Cards

    PeterDoggers Mar 13, 2017, 12:00 AM

    GMs Anish Giri, Vladimir Kramnik, Vassily Ivanchuk, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Baadur Jobava, Veselin Topalov, and Etienne Bacrot are the wild cards for this year's Grand Chess Tour...

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    PRO Chess League Takes Off Wednesday

    PeterDoggers Jan 9, 2017, 3:13 PM

    It's finally here. More than 400 players (100+ grandmasters), chess fans all over the world, and the whole team at Chess.com are very excited that the inaugural season of the PRO Chess League will launch...

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    Best Blitz Openings: The London System

    GM Dlugy Jun 8, 2015, 5:44 PM

    Are you looking for an opening to play in blitz games? GM Maxim Dlugy has a intriguing option: The London System. This solid, powerful, and flexible opening is perfect for blitz, and GM Dlugy draws upon the...

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    Evaluation and Planning! - Part 6

    GM GMMelik Apr 23, 2014, 6:24 PM

    Not many players skip over the IM title on their way to GM, but a young Armenian kid is attempting to do just that. After opening with the London System, he shows fantastic positional understanding by offering an...

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    Gems from the 2012 US Championship - Part 2

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Jul 8, 2012, 4:04 PM

    In round 3 of the 2012 US Championship, two of the most solid players in America (if not the world) met up for what would surely be one of the most interesting slug-fests of the tournament. The game Kamsky-Onischuk...

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