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  • The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy's Thumbnail

    The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

    IM Silman May 26, 2017, 2:03 AM

    The Gothenburg Interzonal (Sweden) in 1955 was a 21-player round robin that was held from August 15 to September 21. The top group was the Soviet players (in no particular order): David Bronstein, Elfim Geller,...

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    5 Claves para construir tu repertorio de aperturas

    FM LuisFSiles May 9, 2017, 2:43 PM

    ¿Te has preguntado por qué determinados jugadores prefieren unas aperturas a otras? ¿Cuál es el proceso que siguen los grandes ajedrecistas para crear su repertorio? ¿Son mejores...

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    Is Speed Chess Good For You?

    NM danheisman Apr 26, 2017, 3:28 AM

    Yes.* *Speed chess is good for you (meaning it can help your slow chess, too) but doing it "incorrectly" could be harmful. Let's digress... A few years ago our Main Line Chess Club hosted a seminar by WGM Jennifer...

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  • So Knocks Out Giri In Nail-Biting Speed Chess Duel's Thumbnail

    So Knocks Out Giri In Nail-Biting Speed Chess Duel

    PeterDoggers May 26, 2017, 8:53 AM

    The very last bullet game (Chess960!) had to bring the decision. Wesley So defeated Anish Giri 15.5-14.5 in yesterday's Speed Chess match, one of the most exciting battles ever seen on the Chess.com live server. Find...

  • Mamedyarov Breaks 2800, Catches Ding In Moscow's Thumbnail

    Mamedyarov Breaks 2800, Catches Ding In Moscow

    PeterDoggers May 15, 2017, 12:21 PM

    With yet another win, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov not only caught Ding Liren in first place at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow; the Azerbaijani also became the 13th player in history to break 2800 in the live ratings. Shakhriyar...

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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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  • Continental Women's Championship: Deadly King Walk's Thumbnail

    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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