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    The Curse Of Nakamura

    GM Gserper Sep 22, 2017, 10:33 PM

    It is not a big secret that I devote a lot of space in my articles to Hikaru Nakamura's chess. The reason is not even that just like thousands of his fans I am rooting for a grandmaster who has a unique, entertaining...

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    The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

    jimmysoni Aug 16, 2017, 3:08 AM

    By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni If anyone has a claim to be considered the founder of the information age, Claude Shannon does. In his groundbreaking work at the intersections of mathematics, engineering, and computer...

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    The Chess Guessing Game

    Vik-Hansen Jul 26, 2017, 1:57 PM

    In our previous installment, we discussed the concept of pattern recognition and this time we present a method for developing overall chess skills without having to rely on static generalizations or idealized simplicity...

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    Corrupted Opening: Member Analysis

    GM JRLOK Aug 15, 2015, 6:56 PM

    A chess opening can get messed up so early that you can’t really evaluate what happens afterwards. GM Roman Dzindzichashvili nonetheless presses on with this member analysis, showing how two players handle the...

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    Opposite Colored Bishops: More Separation Anxiety

    GM AlexYermo Aug 6, 2015, 2:40 PM

    GM Alex Yermolinsky is back with the final word on opposite-color bishop endgames with pawns on the board. Learn the crucial differences between various important positions, and note how even the most subtle...

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    What You Don't Know About Defeating Pawn Majorities

    GM GMMelik Jul 9, 2015, 4:45 PM

    What you don’t know about playing against pawn majorities in chess can hurt you, as GM Melikset Khachiyan explains in his latest pawn lesson. Learn how to take on a larger pawn chain and emerge victorious, bucking...

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    10 Big Brain Benefits of Playing Chess

    rajgametuber Jan 4, 2018, 10:38 PM

    Not for nothing is chess known as “the game of kings.” No doubt the rulers of empires and kingdoms saw in the game fitting practice for the strategizing and forecasting they themselves were required to do when dealing...

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    Main thing to remember while playing chess.

    harsharayas05 Nov 29, 2017, 3:53 AM

    Understand the value of each piece and protect them accordingly. Obviously, your King is the most important piece on the board, since you lose if it's taken. However, the rest of your pieces are not easily dispensed...

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    #100DaysofChess - Day 3

    chessnerdbird Nov 10, 2017, 8:31 AM

    This is day 3 of my #100DaysofChess challenge. I really didn't want to record today but I had made a commitment to do this challenge and I wasn't going to fall off this early in the game.  Today I got through 11...

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