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  • Closing In On A Master Rating's Thumbnail

    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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    The 3-Check Traps You Need To Know

    FM MikeKlein May 9, 2017, 2:41 AM

    You don't play 3-check on the Chess.com live server? That's a shame. I thought we could be friends. Why is the game great? All that opening theory that masters know more about? Yeah, it's all useless. Draws?...

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    Girl Power In Chess

    GM Gserper Apr 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    At of this writing, GM Hou Yifan is the sole leader of the super tournament in Baden Baden. Her play in this tournament so far is simply unbelievable and each game is a textbook example of good chess. Photo:...

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    Giri, Hou Score In Moscow Grand Prix Round 7

    PeterDoggers May 19, 2017, 1:38 PM

    Anish Giri scored his first win at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow today. The Dutch GM defeated Salem Saleh. Beating Jon Ludvig Hammer, Hou Yifan scored her second win of the tournament. Nepomniachtchi gives...

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    Two Chinese Leaders After Moscow GP Round 2

    PeterDoggers May 13, 2017, 2:31 PM

    Ding Liren defeated Ernesto Inarkiev to join his compatriot Hou Yifan in the lead at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. First-round loser Ian Nepomniachtchi today defeated Jon Ludvig Hammer. Ding Liren...

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    Is There Good Money In Chess?

    FM MikeKlein May 8, 2017, 4:25 PM

    Money, war, politics. It's going to be a heavy edition of "in other news," Chess.com's collection of all the stories tangentially related to the game. This may be the most contentious compilation yet, so get...

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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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  • Gorey CHESS TEAM Champ. 2017...'s Thumbnail

    Gorey CHESS TEAM Champ. 2017...

    Manu-Trainer May 26, 2017, 3:02 PM

    Att. Gorey Chess quorum: I would like to congratulate all those who played on Gorey Chess teams in the O'Hanlon Cup and in the O'Sullivan Cup in the 2016/2017 season. Both teams missed out on promotion by the narrowest...

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    A match within the match

    CM Aragon May 26, 2017, 10:23 AM

    Yesterday I enjoyed watching one of the first stages of the chess.com 2017 speed chess championship, usually the first rounds of a knockout event is less interesting but in this case the starting field is a Super...

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    Beginner Chess Tips To Level Up Your Game From Amateur Hour With IM Danny Rensch

    payetteforward May 20, 2017, 2:15 PM

    I've just completed my first Amateur Hour Chess TV show with IM Danny Rensch, and I feel like a wet sponge. Danny is as talented a teacher as he is a player, and although I learned more during that show than I had...

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