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  • How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings's Thumbnail

    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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    How To Study Master Chess Games

    GM Gserper May 6, 2017, 3:53 AM

    Most chess players like to study games by masters and grandmasters. Indeed, many of these games are real works of art and you can enjoy them immensely. Of course, you can also learn from such games. I still...

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    Interesting Chess Data: Time Controls And Game Results

    erik May 4, 2017, 5:44 PM

    Every chess game starts with a "time control" - how long each player has to move. And every game ends with a "result" - why did it end? A friend asked me about how each time control impacts the result, and I had...

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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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  • The Sicilian for beginners ,Modern Scheveningen, Part 2 , Book lines.'s Thumbnail

    The Sicilian for beginners ,Modern Scheveningen, Part 2 , Book lines.

    jengaias May 21, 2017, 10:59 PM

                    In the previous part we saw some sequences that will help you play most of the non-ambitious lines.     In this part we will examine the ambitious lines.    The bad news are that these lines are...

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    Down to the Keys

    sciencefreako May 21, 2017, 7:15 PM

    This story is long, so I don't blame anyone for not reading through the whole thing. ~Down to the Keys~  That song has been playing through our house for well over 3 months now. I've never played a song more carefully...

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    1500 again!

    chesster3145 May 21, 2017, 3:16 PM

        It's really interesting. If you ask most people on the chess.com forums, they'll say that the first big hump in chess is at 1400. 1400 seems to be the point where knowing your tactical and positional ABCs is...

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