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    Why Study Chess?

    GM Gserper Nov 4, 2017, 11:18 PM

    Recently a chess player asked me a simple question: "I have no chess talent, so should I spend my time on reading chess books and studying chess games?" I am sure that at some point (usually after a disappointing...

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    The Top 3 Chess Insults

    GM Gserper Sep 16, 2017, 9:18 PM

    The 2017 World Cup is one of the most important events of the year and a real feast for the true chess enthusiast. It is even covered by the mainstream media, which usually ignores chess. Unfortunately the media...

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    The King’s Indian Defense: Too Hot For You?

    IM Silman Aug 24, 2017, 10:30 PM

    IvnKaramazov: I feel like one of my recent games demonstrates my problem quite well. I thought I was gaining a positional advantage and at first glance it seems so: by move 15 I had a bishop pair and an outposted...

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    Shamkir 2014: Round 4 - Complete Show - Part 2

    ChessTV Apr 26, 2014, 6:05 PM

    GMs Yermolinsky and Shabalov enter their own "middle game" as they attempt to understand how Carlsen's Berlin Wall got devastated. Watch and see it crumble!

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    The Active King: Triumphal Walk Part 1

    GM dbojkov Dec 2, 2010, 5:55 AM

    This weekend we all bear witness to the amazing idea of an active king in the middle game. Taken from the game examples: 1991 Short-Timman, and 1973 Bronstein-Petrovich, we see two exceptionally creative and extremely...

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    Member Analysis: Instructive Games 2

    GM JRLOK Jan 5, 2010, 7:15 PM

    GM Dzindzichashvili gives another instructive analysis of two chess.com members' game. In this one he covers strategic considerations for piece placement in the opening, and how to take advantage of faulty ones;...

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    November Quads

    WCM mkkuhner Dec 10, 2017, 6:59 PM

    Quads, for those who haven't encountered them, are round robin tournaments for groups of four players, generally played in a single day.  I had been nervously avoiding tournaments after two disastrous events in...

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    31 Chess Facts Most People Don’t Know

    Srinibas_Masanta Dec 10, 2017, 7:16 AM

    Today’s topic is a bit unusual. I will not talk about strategy, tactics, endgames, middle games, psychology and any other chess related things. However I will still talk about chess. Here are some facts about the...

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    History of chess

    Srinibas_Masanta Dec 10, 2017, 7:01 AM

    While the exact time and place of chess's origin is debated, most scholars believe it was developed sometime around the sixth century A.D. It is a descendant of a game called chaturanga, which was commonly played...

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