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    More Of My Favorite Classic Chess Games

    IM Silman May 18, 2017, 2:40 AM

    This series is all about the classic games that affected me in a profound manner as a young teen (15 years old). In general, they were positional games, since for a kid that grew up on attacking chess...

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    How To Study Master Chess Games

    GM Gserper May 6, 2017, 3:53 AM

    Most chess players like to study games by masters and grandmasters. Indeed, many of these games are real works of art and you can enjoy them immensely. Of course, you can also learn from such games. I still...

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    batgirl May 3, 2017, 11:22 AM

         Probably no timepiece with a connection to chess is more famous than Morphy's watch.      Earlier this year, inspired by it's uniqueness and historic significance,...

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    Carlsen Disagrees With Morphy

    GM Gserper Jun 30, 2015, 8:57 AM

    GM Gregory Serper kicks off his first-ever Chess.com video lesson with an analysis of a Paul Morphy game. GM Serper uses Morphy’s instructive and clear style of play to teach you timeless truths about chess...

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    Girl Overboard: Forcing Queen Sacs!

    FM MikeKlein Feb 9, 2015, 4:24 PM

    FM Mike Klein is back with seven more spectacular queen sacrifices for you to enjoy. You won’t believe the creative ways the queens were jettisoned to win these brilliant attacking games — but FM Klein explains...

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    The Most Famous Queen Sac In History -- You Decide!

    FM MikeKlein Jan 13, 2015, 6:21 PM

    What’s the most famous queen sacrifice ever? FM Mike Klein gives you the best-known queen sacs in history, but it’s up to you to decide. Will it be the legendary “gold coin” queen sac by Marshall? Or one of...

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    Time and Space- Sacrificing Material to Gain It!

    kamalakanta May 19, 2017, 9:09 PM

    Hi! In this blog, I want to share some games that include tactical themes in common: In this case, how to sacrifice material to win space and time! The first game is the most famous from the matches played in 1834...

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    John Wisker. A player that time forgot.

    simaginfan May 4, 2017, 5:33 AM

    Further to a conversation on my 'Gastineau Party' posting, I have time to do a quick and very basic look at another sadly forgotten figure from the mid Victorian era - John Wisker. I may redo it properly at some...

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    The Gastineau Garden Party 1873. A Chess Photograph.

    simaginfan Apr 27, 2017, 5:29 AM

    Standing. Left to right. J. Lovelock, ( committee member, City of London Chess Club) Bernhard Horwitz, William Norwood Potter, John Lowenthal, Henry F. Down (Honorary Secretary, City of London chess Club) Joseph...

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