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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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    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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    Do you really have to start playing chess at an early age to become a Grand Master?

    The9thRank Sep 18, 2017, 9:37 AM

    I guess I am thinking about this mainly because I am turning 50 this month.  I want to improve, and I know that is possible.  While I am not intending to suggest that I want to be a IM or GM, my age is a factor...

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    Sicilian Study No. 1

    catskincatskin Sep 15, 2017, 9:42 AM

    I'm going to spend 30 minutes today studying the Sicilian Defense.  By "study" I mean I'm going to read the Wikipedia entry and summarize it below.    Before I did my research (i.e., read Wikipedia), all I knew...

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    Morphy and Me

    ArnieChipmunk Aug 20, 2017, 11:05 AM

    One of the very first chess books I bought was Morphy's Games of Chess (1957) by Philip W. Sergeant. This book (I was 14 years old when I read it) made a lasting impression on me - I've been fascinated by the...

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