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  • Do You Need To Know Mate And Tactic Names?'s Thumbnail

    Do You Need To Know Mate And Tactic Names?

    IM Silman Nov 17, 2017, 12:36 AM

    The Chess.com member grepschrop wrote: “Some players told me that it’s not important to know the names of mating patterns. My experience with kids is contrary. What is your opinion?” SILMAN: Though...

  • Chess.com Announces Computer Chess Championship [Updated With Results]'s Thumbnail

    Chess.com Announces Computer Chess Championship [Updated With Results]

    pete Sep 13, 2017, 11:28 AM

    Superfinal Results Superfinal Crosstable # Name Rtg Perf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 1 Stockfish 051117 3400 3424 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 2 Houdini...

  • Chess Tests For Players 1400 And Up's Thumbnail

    Chess Tests For Players 1400 And Up

    IM Silman Nov 10, 2017, 12:24 AM

    Here are six puzzles. They might be tactics, they might be positional, or the puzzle might be about understanding some hidden deep, dark, strategic concept. In other words you need to face real-world problems and...

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  • Ataque frontal al rey en el centro's Thumbnail

    Ataque frontal al rey en el centro

    FM LuisFSiles Sep 29, 2017, 8:42 AM

    No es ningún secreto que el rey debe enrocar y que cuando no lo hace corre el peligro de ser atacado. En este vídeo el M.F. Luis Fernández Siles te explica cómo llevar a cabo ese ataque abriendo la posición (principalmente...

  • Immortal Zugzwang Game: Tactical Paralysis's Thumbnail

    Immortal Zugzwang Game: Tactical Paralysis

    GM Ginger_GM Jul 31, 2017, 12:48 PM

    Did you know there was an immortal game of zugzwang? Simon Williams shows you the ultimate squeeze.

  • Las mejores jugadas de Alexander Alekhine's Thumbnail

    Las mejores jugadas de Alexander Alekhine

    FM LuisFSiles Aug 28, 2017, 9:45 PM

    Continuamos con el recorrido a las mejores jugadas de los grandes jugadores de la historia del ajedrez con Alexander Alekhine, uno de los jugadores más creativos de la historia. El maestro Luisón nos muestra una...

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  • Game Analysis: Pobble vs ekrematakan's Thumbnail

    Game Analysis: Pobble vs ekrematakan

    Pobble Nov 22, 2017, 5:48 AM

    The game started off as a French Defence with an interesting Sicilian style 2...c5 move by Black, which I hadn't seen before. I decided to grab some space with 3.d5 and made a slight blunder by responding to 3...Nf6...

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    Did Ding Liren played the game of the Year

    Pal2855 Nov 22, 2017, 4:55 AM

    Besides all the action at the European Team Championship, some more top grandmasters are active this week, in the Chinese League. Yesterday World Cup runner-up Ding Liren played a mesmerizing game of the kind that...

  • The search for chess improvement #6's Thumbnail

    The search for chess improvement #6

    JamesAgadir Nov 20, 2017, 8:53 AM

    Okay I'm back I took a pause for a tournament. First here are the tactics : Puzzle 1 (failed): After a quick material count I saw that I was a minor piece down. The king looked safe enough but the rook was hanging....

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