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    How To Stomp Emanuel Lasker

    IM Silman Apr 20, 2017, 2:29 AM

    Simultaneous exhibitions are a great thing. A player who would normally never come face-to-face with a famous chess international master or grandmaster is able to live a dream and do his best to beat a legend and...

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    How Can You Consistently Improve Your Chess Game?

    IM Silman Apr 13, 2017, 4:29 AM

    The Chess.com member Cubronzo asked: “I’ve been playing chess for about a year now and my playing strength keeps going up and down. My main problem is my ability to see ahead in a chess position. Do...

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    Test Your Chess Patterns And Concepts

    IM Silman Apr 6, 2017, 1:25 AM

    Amateur chess is often a back-and-forth, muddy, and even stormy adventure where a position’s assessment changes from move to move. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. The “trick” is...

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    Family Fun with the Finegolds!

    GM gmfinegold 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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    GM Khachiyan Simul at the Evans Memorial

    WCM mkkuhner Apr 23, 2017, 3:37 PM

    I arrived in Reno the day before the tournament.  (I learned my lesson many years ago about flying on the day of the event, as I sat in foggy Chicago while my clock ran out.)  This gave me the chance to participate...

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    2017 Washington High School State Team Championship

    RookSacrifice Apr 23, 2017, 2:55 PM

    The story goes back to last year. Last year, playing for Redmond High School in the tournament for the first time (in 9th grade), we were the second highest rated team, and had a good chance to win the team championship....

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    2017 Hales Corners Challenge XXV

    william272 Apr 23, 2017, 12:51 PM

    I am really grateful to have been able to play in the 25th Hales Corners Challenge yesterday. It’s an awesome one day event with four rounds and a time control of G60, d6 (yes, d6). I honestly played some really...

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