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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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    Azerbaijan Beats Russia, Takes Lead In Crete

    PeterDoggers Nov 5, 2017, 12:57 PM

    With a convincing 3-1 score Azerbaijan beat Russia today, and took a big step towards gold at the European Team Championship in Greece. Ukraine beat Hungary and is now tied for second place with Russia. It...

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    Carlsen-Nakamura To Play For Isle Of Man Title

    FM MikeKlein Sep 30, 2017, 3:15 PM

    Carlsen. Nakamura. Board one. Final round. Sometimes the headline writes itself. GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Hikaru Nakamura have never faced each other in the last round of an open tournament before, or likely in...

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    4 Leaders Draw In Isle Of Man; 3 Others Catch Up

    FM MikeKlein Sep 27, 2017, 3:01 AM

    "The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers," the writer Arthur Koestler once opined. In round four of the 2017 Chess.com Isle of Man International, the four leading...

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    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 CCSCATL 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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    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.    against...

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    Book Reviews - Chess Books for Improving Adults

    IM IM_Kgwm Nov 12, 2017, 10:58 AM

    I've just returned from a summer chess trip and even though I did not manage to accomplish my primary goal (painfully missing the final GM norm by half a point at De Sants 2017, being the highlight of this trip),...

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    few games worth watching

    csayant2014 Nov 11, 2017, 5:25 AM

    hi   i collected few games those are not much complicated but can be helpful for positional chess in few opening.    benoni    sicilian defense : staunton-coharence variation    benoni ( i guess this is cheze...

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