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    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

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    Links to the Past III

    batgirl Apr 26, 2017, 11:44 AM

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow, becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

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    Cómo ganar al ajedrez gracias a la iniciativa

    FM LuisFSiles Apr 25, 2017, 9:12 AM

    Un concepto particularmente importante en ajedrez es el de iniciativa. Si entendemos su significado y aprendemos a usarla contaremos con un elemento fundamental en la partida de ajedrez. En este artículo...

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    Guseinov Wins Last Speed Chess Qualifier

    NM SamCopeland Apr 26, 2017, 9:56 AM

    The winning score in all four Speed Chess qualifiers was 8.5 points. On Tuesday, only GM Gadir Guseinov made that mark. He wins the final qualification spot for the Speed Chess Championships, joining GMs Sergey...

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    Karjakin, So Notch 1st Wins In Shamkir

    FM MikeKlein Apr 25, 2017, 3:51 PM

    Neither the world's number-two rated player nor the world champion runner-up were having memorable events at Shamkir Chess 2017, but they will now sleep a little easier going into the tournament's only rest day. All...

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    Aronian Não Consegue Vencer Cinco Consecutivas

    PeterDoggers Apr 22, 2017, 5:20 PM

    Tendo já vencido o Grenke Chess Classic, Levon Aronian perdeu hoje uma excelente oportunidade de concluir com outra vitória, vs Fabiano Caruana. Eventualmente todas as partidas da ronda final...

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    One from Greco

    Ziryab Apr 26, 2017, 2:14 PM

    The oldest English language book that presents games from Gioachino Greco (c.1600 - c. 1634) is Francis Beale, The Royall Art of Chesse-Play (London 1656). This book contains 154 games attributed to Greco, as well...

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    Simple but Often Overlooked: The Arabian Mate

    raync910 Apr 26, 2017, 9:37 AM

    Welcome to what I hope will be an interesting collections of posts about our mutual hobby – chess. Although I have played chess since I was a teenager, I was poorly schooled in chess tactics until recently – in...

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    Basic Opening Principles

    Win_Like_McEntee Apr 25, 2017, 11:55 PM

    There are potentially three parts of a chess game, the opening, the middlegame, and the endgame. The opening tends to cover the period of the game while you and your opponent begin to get your pieces into the game,...

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