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    The Forums

    batgirl Aug 16, 2017, 11:13 AM

         When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead...

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    When Chess Legends Play Against Their Own Openings

    GM Gserper Jul 1, 2017, 3:46 AM

    There are many openings in chess that were named after chess players who invented or make them popular. But what happens when such a chess player is forced to play against his own opening? How does it feel to fight...

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    More Of Bisguier's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Jun 9, 2017, 1:03 AM

    Grandmaster Arthur Bisguier was born in 1929 and he died in April 2017. The purpose of this two-part series is to let you enjoy the attacking genius of one of America’s most talented players (you can find...

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    Carlsen Wins His Day One As Caruana, So Make Their Move

    FM MikeKlein Nov 11, 2017, 8:54 PM

    Just when it seemed all the matches would be runaways before the final day of the 2017 Champions Showdown, a trio of trailers reinvigorated their battles. Three matches played eight games of G/10 with plenty of...

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    Milliseconds Sacred In Showdown's 2nd Day

    FM MikeKlein Nov 10, 2017, 9:16 PM

    It was supposed to be a rapid and blitz match, but it's turning into a theme match. Good reflexes don't hurt either. The 2017 Champions Showdown doesn't actually require specific openings to be played over the...

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    Grischuk Knocks Out MVL In 1st Speed Chess Upset

    PeterDoggers Oct 23, 2017, 8:40 PM

    Alexander Grischuk eliminated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave today in the MasterClass Speed Chess Champioship's first quarterfinal. Grischuk's next opponent is the winner of the match between Magnus Carlsen and...

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    Continental Women's Championship: Deadly King Walk

    GM dbojkov Jul 28, 2016, 10:07 AM

    GM Dejan Bojkov brings us a stunning and obscure miniature featuring a beautiful king hunt with plenty of short, but sweet, checkmating lines. As a bonus, you'll learn some important ideas in the 6.h3 variation...

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    How MVL Made 2800 vs Caruana

    IM DanielRensch Jul 19, 2016, 9:23 PM

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the Dortmund super-GM tournament and smashed through the 2800 rating barrier to become number-two in the world. How did MVL do it? IM Daniel Rensch analyzes the fascinating Najdorf...

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    How The English Attacks: 10. Qc7 And a5

    WGM axvesik Jan 2, 2016, 1:32 PM

    WGM Tatev Abrahamyan is back with her advanced look at the English Attack against the Najdorf Sicilian. Learn what to do in either case where Black can choose two good moves in this very complex opening attack. If...

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    "Crush the Dragon!": My chessable repertoire

    logozar Nov 23, 2017, 6:38 PM

    I have recently written a repertoire for chessable.com (an interactive website that is useful for learning chess, especially openings). It is mainly about playing White against the Dragon variation of the Sicilian,...

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    chess opening list

    csayant2014 Nov 17, 2017, 6:23 AM

    hi e4 and d4 are mostly overplayed by any level. and mostly super transposed to other structure. i am giving few ideas here or list of opening against e4 and d4 that will make u surprise and c4 won't worry you anymore.    Tasks: Memorize...

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    my opening journey part 5 -- alpin or delayed alpin in sicilian defence

    csayant2014 Nov 16, 2017, 10:33 AM

    hi   i always searched for the opening that has still some venom left and can be playable in all rated player. playing against sicilian is quite tough for such player who has lesser comfort level into it . we can...

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