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    What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament

    louisathomas Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 AM

    I prepared for my first chess tournament for weeks. Every night, I played a rapid game -- and then studied it, reviewing my moves to see where I missed a tactic, where I anticipated the wrong move, where I could...

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    The Fun Of Pros And Cons (Again)

    NM danheisman Jun 15, 2017, 2:26 AM

    Many years ago I wrote a Novice Nook column, "The Fun of Pros and Cons." This column was directed at the many players who play way too fast in long time-control games. The column and its sequel "Chess is Decisions"...

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    Bisguier's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Jun 1, 2017, 3:02 AM

    Though I played the late, great grandmaster Arthur Bisguier in Canada a long time ago (he beat me), I didn’t really know the man. Photo courtesy US Chess. However, knowing a man is one thing, but knowing...

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    So Beats Carlsen, Leads In Leuven

    PeterDoggers Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 PM

    He had a bad tournament in Paris, but his start in Leuven was excellent. Wesley So leads the rapid segment of the Grand Chess Tour with 2.5/3, after beating Magnus Carlsen in round three. So won...

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    Le Grand Chess Tour reprend Mercredi à Louvain

    PeterDoggers Jun 27, 2017, 3:03 PM

    Le Grand Chess Tour ce Mercredi à Louvain avec le même format que celui qui vient de se terminer à Paris. Voici la liste des participants: GMs Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley...

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    Athletes, Grandmasters Battle In Chess Pro-Am

    FM MikeKlein Jun 26, 2017, 6:42 PM

    What happens when you combine six professional athletes with six premier mental athletes? At the inaugural The Players' Tribune and Chess.com Pro-Am Chess Tournament, you get moments of serious chess, bouts of raucousness,...

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    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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    The Rubinstein-Polgar connection!

    kamalakanta Jun 28, 2017, 10:22 AM

    Smyslov once called Polgar "Tal with a skirt!"- and Rubinstein was a positional master of the highest caliber, and also a rook endgame player of the highest order....once Tarrasch said: "Rubinstein is a rook endgame...

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    Philidor Position d/e-file(Rook End Game)

    parvinder_khari Jun 28, 2017, 1:44 AM

    This blog/video is about Rook end game – Philidor Position. When you are one pawn down and both you and your opponent left with one Rook each. Pleasure of taking win from the hands of your opponent by forcing a...

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    Finally got back to 1600

    froye Jun 27, 2017, 11:57 PM

    Finally i got back to 1600 after along time. It is really good for me because i have tried a lot of games to reach this rating again, it's will increase my confidence more. I feel frustrated lately, because i fail...

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