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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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    The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

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    How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

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    borsiz Mar 29, 2017, 12:03 PM

    Szervusztok! A következő két meccsekre márc. 28-a óta lehet jelentkezni: SING min. 25 games     min. 25 lejátszott mérkőzéssel Unded 1500 Challenge  max. 1500 ÉLŐ pontszámmal I I A következő kihívásokra pedig hamarosan...

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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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    Wilhelm Steinitz

    robertrange Feb 2, 2017, 8:09 AM

    Wilhelm Steinitz was born in Prague on May 18, 1836. At the age of 22 he came to Vienna as a student. His chess career began in the Vienna Chess Club, the school of so many a later chess master. In 1862 he represented...

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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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    Preparation day 3: The slav repertoire, endgame study

    IM attilaturzo Mar 25, 2017, 2:51 PM

    I decided to play the chebanenko variation of the Slav defense. I will use this book for the preparation: The Chebanenko Slav According to Bologan: A Popular Chess Opening Explained by a Top Player I had a lesson...

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    Games 3 & 4 - A Dull Draw and a Misplayed Endgame

    Boldchess Mar 17, 2017, 7:33 AM

    Games 3 & 4 of my match against Shredder 13 (playing strength: 2100) both ended in a draw. Game 3 was a dull draw after I allowed the engine to exchange some key pieces in an IQP position. In Game 4 I failed...

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    Great Falls Open 2017 - Round 4

    logosx1 Mar 13, 2017, 4:29 PM

    I got up bright and early on Sunday morning ready to play against my state co-champion and host for the weekend, Jim Skovron. I had every reason to feel good because, with 2.5 points in the bag, I was at the head...

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