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  • Chess Tests For Players 1400 And Up's Thumbnail

    Chess Tests For Players 1400 And Up

    IM Silman Nov 10, 2017, 12:24 AM

    Here are six puzzles. They might be tactics, they might be positional, or the puzzle might be about understanding some hidden deep, dark, strategic concept. In other words you need to face real-world problems and...

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    Double the Fun

    batgirl Nov 7, 2017, 7:16 AM

         A few months ago Chess.com introduced an individual version of four player chess called "Free For All."  Just recently a second version called "Teams" has been released.  Four player...

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    Chess Tests For Players 1600 And Up

    IM Silman Nov 2, 2017, 9:32 PM

    When I answer reader questions, I try to stay (vaguely) in that player’s rating group (two hundred points more or less). Of course, a beginner might feel left out, but I also answer beginner players’...

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    Stockfish Wins Chess.com Computer Championship

    pete Nov 18, 2017, 12:56 AM

    The powerful, open-source chess engine Stockfish narrowly beat out two strong commercial engines to win the first Chess.com Computer Chess Championship this week. Stockfish placed clear first in the 10-engine...

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    Aronian, Radjabov Join Leaders At Palma GP

    PeterDoggers Nov 17, 2017, 4:11 PM

    Levon Aronian and Teimour Radjabov won their games in round two of the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The two are tied for first place with Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Ernesto Inarkiev...

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    Giri, MVL, Inarkiev Start With Wins At Palma Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Nov 16, 2017, 11:28 AM

    Anish Giri, Ernesto Inarkiev and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave were the winners on the first day of the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Teimour Radjabov, who is hoping to qualify for the Candidates' (like...

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    ChessCenter: The Best Chess Of October

    ChessCenter Nov 9, 2017, 10:51 PM

    It was a big month for chess, with Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Sergey Karjakin, and Vladimir Kramnik all making big news. Find out the top stories and moves on and off the chessboard with the full ChessCenter...

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    Isle of Man: Brilliant Moves

    GM vegasicilia Aug 10, 2017, 3:32 PM

    GM Ivan Sokolov reviews more of the best tactics from the strongest open tournament in the world, the Chess.com Isle of Man.

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    ChessCenter: Should Women's Titles Be Eliminated?

    ChessCenter May 28, 2017, 6:46 PM

    WFM Alexandra Botez and IM Danny Rensch discuss whether female titles and female-only chess events should exist. Don't miss some spectacular chess moves, all the Speed Champs and Grand Prix news, plus our look ahead...

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  • Ruy Lopez, Marshall Attack, Steiner Variation!'s Thumbnail

    Ruy Lopez, Marshall Attack, Steiner Variation!

    IndreRe Nov 18, 2017, 9:46 AM

    There are two opposing schools of thought as to how intermediate players should approach the opening: Specialization - the specialization philosophy recommends that one specialize exclusively in a White opening...

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    beginner's guide to chess!

    raisingsun Nov 18, 2017, 2:29 AM

     Chess was invented in India.A chessboard has 64 squares. When you play chess, make sure that the bottom right corner is black.  the pieces are set up like that THE KNIGHT The knight moves strangely It moves like...

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    I'm here

    wow889 Nov 17, 2017, 5:38 PM

    hello id like to hear if you guys have some interesting openings for my chess club.   Please say what it's called and what color it is useful for and if you could, provide me with the first few moves!

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