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    Magnus Carlsen's Biggest Secret

    GM Gserper Jan 21, 2018, 1:00 AM

    Magnus Carlsen is a genius. I doubt that many people would argue about this well-established fact. It is a totally different question why we call him a genius. Is it because he is the world champion? I don't think...

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    How To Quickly Gain Rating Points

    GM Gserper Jan 12, 2018, 11:49 PM

    In one of my recent articles, I asked readers to share their goals for 2018. Despite my explicit warning that the goal of gaining rating points can be counterproductive, this is exactly what majority of our...

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    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 2

    IM Silman Jan 11, 2018, 9:16 PM

    CHESS LIFE Chess Life, of course, has had its good times and bad times; the late 1970s brought about a cut in the page-count while the Fischer drop in membership forced austerity, including removing many columnists....

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    Nakamura Visits South African Chess Events

    FM MikeKlein Jan 18, 2018, 5:22 PM

    South Africa doesn't show up on these news pages often, but a flurry of events took place this month in Johannesburg. Local chess officials wanted to put their country more on the world chess map, and pulled out...

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    Mamedyarov Surges As Tata Steel Goes Sesame Street

    PeterDoggers Jan 18, 2018, 4:12 AM

    In the fifth round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov joined Anish Giri and Viswanathan Anand in the lead. On Wednesday the masters played their games in the Institute for Sound...

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    Fedoseev, Ju Lead World Rapid After Day 2

    PeterDoggers Dec 27, 2017, 12:57 PM

    After scoring two wins and three draws on day two, Vladimir Fedoseev still leads the World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ju Wenjun also managed to keep her lead in the women's segment. Although...

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    Family Fun with the Finegolds!

    GM CCSCATL Aug 6, 2014, 8:12 PM

    GM Ben Finegold shows us three generations of winning endgames, examining master games by his father, his son, and himself in his latest video for Chess.com. You will learn that the key to winning a supposedly...

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    Berlin Endgames 8: File Control in Rook Endgames

    GM dbojkov Dec 1, 2011, 1:22 PM

    Today the "Towers of Power" have their say in the video series that has become the most in-depth look at the Spanish Endgame Pawn Structures on the internet! GM Dejan Bojkov enlightens further, stressing that the...

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    Straining the Bishop

    GM dbojkov Aug 9, 2010, 11:30 AM

    Today GM Dejan Bojkov teaches several fundamental, and very important, positional concepts about using and trapping bishops. After viewing these three examples from Grandmaster games (including Steinitz and Capablanca!)...

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    Repeated mistakes in chess

    Daybreak57 Jan 20, 2018, 4:57 AM

    Years ago I was playing chess at Starbucks and I saw someone I know that goes by the name of Rogue_King on chess.com playing chess with someone I have never seen before.  When watching the game they were playing...

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    Review : The secret of chess

    IM Swordfish55 Jan 19, 2018, 12:38 AM

    A modern book on chess patterns   Recently the Bulgarian chessplayer Lyudmil Tsvetkov has published a book with the intriguing title “The secret of chess”. The title and introduction make clear that this is a very...

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    Chasing the Grandmaster Title

    ChessBrah Jan 17, 2018, 12:12 AM

    As most of you know, grinding towards the GM title has been a personal and professional goal of mine for a very long time now. I became an International Master back in January 2013, and, since then, have always...

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