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    The Chess Guessing Game

    Vik-Hansen Jul 26, 2017, 1:57 PM

    In our previous installment, we discussed the concept of pattern recognition and this time we present a method for developing overall chess skills without having to rely on static generalizations or idealized simplicity...

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    More Lessons From Master Games

    GM Gserper May 20, 2017, 6:37 PM

    Last time, we started to analyze the old game Charousek-Alapin and learned a useful trick that can be used in variety of openings. As a rule, you can learn more than just one idea from a game played by...

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    A Love Affair With Squares

    IM Silman Dec 15, 2016, 3:38 AM

    No, I’m not talking about boring, rigid or out-of-touch people who are sometimes referred to as “squares.” I’m going to discuss squares on a chessboard and just how important a “key”...

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    Wojtaszek Wins Dortmund After Last-Round Fireworks

    PeterDoggers Jul 23, 2017, 11:24 AM

    For years he was in the background, working as a second for Vishy Anand. Today Radoslaw Wojtaszek proved how strong a player he is himself, winning his first super tournament in Dortmund, after what was...

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    Andreikin Shows Endgame Magic Beyond Move 100

    PeterDoggers Jul 20, 2017, 2:22 AM

    Dortmund's fourth round saw four fighting draws, with two games going beyond move 100. After a 7.5 hour battle Dmitry Andreikin managed to save an endgame with rook and two pawns vs two rooks against Matthias...

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    So Beats Carlsen, Leads In Leuven

    PeterDoggers Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 PM

    He had a bad tournament in Paris, but his start in Leuven was excellent. Wesley So leads the rapid segment of the Grand Chess Tour with 2.5/3, after beating Magnus Carlsen in round three. So won...

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  • Yermo Wins Big In Vegas: Nimzo Indian's Thumbnail

    Yermo Wins Big In Vegas: Nimzo Indian

    GM AlexYermo Feb 7, 2015, 2:42 PM

    GM Alex Yermolinsky faces some new ideas in the Catalan Nimzo-Indian by a talented young player during a key round of the North American Open in Las Vegas. Watch how the experienced GM handles an unexpected...

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    US Chess League: A Crushing Debut!

    GM CCSCA Apr 24, 2013, 11:42 PM

    Grandmaster Ben Finegold continues his series on "GM Level Preparation" with a video that reviews a case of accidental preparation. His victory over GM Huschenbeth during last year's US Chess Leage season earned...

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    Thematic Openings: The Dark Square Repertoire - Part 3

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Apr 9, 2013, 8:22 PM

    GM Perelshteyn's series on controlling the dark-squares, via a thematic opening repertoire approach, continues today with a surprising turn: He proves that you don't even need the dark-squared bishop to make this...

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    Bird Opening - 4/5..Qb6 Classical Variation

    FM Drawyah Aug 13, 2017, 4:22 PM

    I missed my post last week, so I will do second post this week. The common approach for White against ..Qb6 is to play c4, like ..c5 in the Nimzo-Indian (the reversed form). However, instead I have an affection...

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    Bird Opening - 4/5..Bg4 Classical Variation

    FM Drawyah Jul 29, 2017, 1:39 PM

    Updated 13 August 2017 - Added game references. ********************************************************* I will be covering the Classical variation with the next series of posts. The basic Classical response is:...

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    The lucky finish: Washington Open Round 6

    Joseph_Truelson Jun 29, 2017, 11:03 AM

    Photo credit of Washington Chess Federation as usual. The picture is blurry, but it's the only one I could find that you can (sort of) clearly see Joseph Truelson and his opponent. I just hope that Joseph doesn't...

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