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  • Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice's Thumbnail

    Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

    IM Silman Aug 17, 2017, 3:48 AM

    I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t know. However, I’m finally in the mood to discuss some of the Chess.com members'...

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    Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?

    GM Gserper Aug 12, 2017, 5:14 PM

    The question in the title of the article might surprise you. Indeed, what can be easier than pushing your pawn to the back rank and choosing a piece you want it to become? In reality, there are more problems...

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    How Many Moves Can You See Ahead?

    louisathomas Aug 9, 2017, 3:49 AM

    I recently told a friend that I had been playing a lot of chess. “How good are you?” she asked. I brightened, interpreting the question as an invitation for a game. “No, I don’t play,”...

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  • Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?'s Thumbnail

    Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?

    FM MikeKlein Aug 19, 2017, 9:23 PM

    Septuagenarian Rex Sinquefield, one of the biggest St. Louis Cardinals fans, has seen many of his favorite team's 11 World Series Game Sevens. Today he got to play one of his own. With the "Ultimate Moves" team...

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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...

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    Karjakin Nearly Perfect But Aronian Extends Lead In St. Louis

    FM MikeKlein Aug 17, 2017, 9:30 PM

    Today was a day for short sleeves and short memories. At day four of the inaugural St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, the time control shrank to five minutes per side with a three-second delay. That means, unlike with...

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  • A Decade Of Tactics On The Rock's Thumbnail

    A Decade Of Tactics On The Rock

    FM MikeKlein Jan 16, 2017, 7:20 PM

    The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival has long been considered one of the finest open tournaments in the world. With a storied history, it has produced many fine brilliancies. FM Mike Klein condenses as many as...

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    ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 10

    ChessCenter Nov 25, 2016, 10:47 AM

    Magnus Carlsen wins Game 10! After one of the longest droughts of his career, Carlsen finally got the grind for which he was looking! Join IM Danny Rensch, GM Robert Hess, WFM Alexandra Botez, and the ChessCenter...

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    Sokolov On Winning In The Lopez: f5 Main Lines

    GM vegasicilia Aug 17, 2016, 6:03 PM

    Theoretician and GM, Ivan Sokolov, is here to bolster your knowledge of 3...Bc5 4.c3 f5!? in the Ruy Lopez. Come along for a wild ride as Sokolov shows you how to take the fight to White in these challenging and...

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    Triathalon Training

    lovebecause Aug 20, 2017, 1:09 PM

    I'm in a situation where running and biking each morning 5-6 days a week has become lucrative. Some of it is to get out of the house, the other is to lose some weight. I've never been a strong runner and very slow....

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    Morphy and Me

    ArnieChipmunk Aug 20, 2017, 11:05 AM

    One of the very first chess books I bought was Morphy's Games of Chess (1957) by Philip W. Sergeant. This book (I was 14 years old when I read it) made a lasting impression on me - I've been fascinated by the...

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    Dominating Top Experts (2199-2399)

    Path2GrandMaster Aug 19, 2017, 5:36 PM

     Top Experts: Game #1 Absolute domination versus top chess expert, Unenbahlam, rated 2214! My strong opponent tried to throw me off with a strange opening move...within four moves his game was lost.        Top...

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