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  • benko
    Online Aug 23, 2007

    Benko Larson opening? | NY,NY, United States

    Joined: Aug 22, 2007

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    Online 2 days ago

    Opening Gambit | England

    Joined: Jan 21, 2009

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    Online 1 day ago

    Unorthodox Opening | Bermuda

    Joined: Jan 30, 2009

  • OppeningDefense
    Online Mar 19, 2009

    Opening Defense | Miami Springs, United States

    Joined: Feb 11, 2009

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    Online Apr 8, 2009

    Opening Master | Detroit, Michigan, United States

    Joined: Apr 6, 2009

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  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • The Curse Of Undefended Pieces

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 11, 2017, 6:20 PM

    Over the years, I’ve looked at tons of games played by low-rated Chess.com members (games by low-rated players are often extremely instructive). In many instances I see undefended pieces on both sides. And,...

  • 3 Ways To Learn New Openings

    Learning a new opening can be a challenging but rewarding task. Once you have gotten used to a certain variation (e.g. the French Defense or the Catalan), it can be difficult to switch to playing something...

  • Who Was The Best World Chess Champion In History?

    What if we had a time machine? What if we could bring all the greatest chess players in history together, removing any advantages of opening theory or other evolved knowledge of our game for a super-tournament? What...

  • Chess.com Fair Play And Cheat-Detection

    • News
    • Dec 30, 2016, 12:03 PM

    Cheating in chess is a serious issue. The issue is magnified online, where there is no arbiter to physically observe play. Chess.com takes fair play and cheat-detection very seriously, and we have since our founding.  We...

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  • Giri Wins In Tata Steel

    After 14 consecutive drawn games, Anish Giri emerged with a win in round six at Tata Steel. As commentator Yasser Seirawan noted, if Giri had won all of his winning positions, he would be leading in Tata Steel. Also...

  • So Grabs Tata Lead; Carlsen Plays Football

    Wesley So is the new leader of the Tata Steel chess tournament masters group. Today he defeated Pentala Harikrishna and took over pole position from Pavel Eljanov, who lost to Levon Aronian. The...

  • Eljanov Ahead of Carlsen, So At Tata Steel

    Also during the first rest day Pavel Eljanov will be the sole leader of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Today the Ukrainian grandmasters defeated Baskaran Adhiban. He finds Wesley So and Magnus Carlsen,...

  • Rapport Spoils Brilliancy, Loses To So

    Richard Rapport was on his way to scoring a great win versus Wesley So, but then he blundered away the game. In round three of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Sergey Karjakin and Wei Yi...

  • Inspired By Karjakin, Carlsen Gets 1st Tata Steel Win

    Copying Sergey Karjakin's remarkable 6.a3 in the Najdorf, Magnus Carlsen scored a good win today versus Radoslaw Wojtaszek in round two of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Pentala Harikrishna won...

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