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  • Girl Power In Chess's Thumbnail

    Girl Power In Chess

    GM Gserper Apr 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    At of this writing, GM Hou Yifan is the sole leader of the super tournament in Baden Baden. Her play in this tournament so far is simply unbelievable and each game is a textbook example of good chess. Photo:...

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    The Queen Of Blunders Takes On Tactics

    louisathomas Apr 19, 2017, 1:22 PM

    In the beginning, tactics were a way to waste time. They were something to do while I was impatient, waiting in line or while water boiled. I had never played chess before, but I had watched my boyfriend play it,...

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    Is This The Future Of Chess?

    GM Gserper Apr 15, 2017, 10:26 PM

    GM Emil Sutovsky recently posted some shocking news on his Facebook page: a computer program, Ponanza, beat the best shogi player in the world. Not only that, but the computer program pretty much introduced a novelty...

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    Karjakin, So Notch 1st Wins In Shamkir

    FM MikeKlein Apr 25, 2017, 3:51 PM

    Neither the world's number-two rated player nor the world champion runner-up were having memorable events at Shamkir Chess 2017, but they will now sleep a little easier going into the tournament's only rest day. All...

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    Mamedyarov Bamboozles Eljanov, Steals Lead In Shamkir

    NM SamCopeland Apr 23, 2017, 4:30 PM

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov has long been renowned for his skill in sharp, complex positions. He drew on his talents today to defeat Pavel Eljanov, but he also needed a bit of luck as Eljanov missed a clear win. Consequently,...

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    Topalov Wins A Brilliancy In Shamkir

    NM SamCopeland Apr 22, 2017, 1:58 PM

    Pavel Eljanov won his second game in a row to start The Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir in clear first place after two rounds, but the main story of the day was Veselin Topalov's beautiful win as Black against Radek...

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    Secrets Of A Blitz Master: Making Plans

    GM Dlugy Mar 23, 2017, 1:59 PM

    Who says you can't make a plan for blitz chess? GM Dlugy tells you the secrets of masterful blitz play, and it all begins with making a plan to win straight from the opening.

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    Hammer's Highlights: Underpromotion Mate

    GM SultanOfKings Feb 9, 2017, 12:47 PM

    Jon Ludvig Hammer looks at his game against Artur Neikans from the Pro Chess League. It was nominated as game of the week—and we can understand why: It was full of action! Hammer takes us through important strategy...

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    ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 7

    ChessCenter Nov 20, 2016, 10:32 PM

    Sergey Karjakin switched to 1.d4 in game 7, but it did not improve the result. Carlsen essayed the Slav Defense and equalized comfortably. Join IM Danny Rensch, GM Robert Hess, and guests as they dive into the intricacies...

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    Basic Opening Principles

    Win_Like_McEntee Apr 25, 2017, 11:55 PM

    There are potentially three parts of a chess game, the opening, the middlegame, and the endgame. The opening tends to cover the period of the game while you and your opponent begin to get your pieces into the game,...

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    DOs and DON'Ts for Improving Your Chess: 10 Life-Changing Tips

    Pr0bl3m Apr 25, 2017, 4:04 PM

    Hello, fellow chess players! Are you looking to spice up your rating? Become a Grandmaster? Or even tower above puny bygones like Magnus Carlsen? Well, I have just the solution for you!  With these 10 tips, you'll...

  • Regarding

    Regarding "Opening Theory"

    TyrinRossPrice Apr 25, 2017, 7:25 AM

    Strong players and coaches are often telling beginners and novices to avoid studying opening theory and concentrate on learning tactics, basic checkmates, and basic endgames. Beginners and novices complain because...

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