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  • benko
    Online Aug 23, 2007

    Benko Larson opening? | NY,NY, United States

    Joined: Aug 22, 2007

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    Opening Gambit | England

    Joined: Jan 21, 2009

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    Unorthodox Opening | Bermuda

    Joined: Jan 30, 2009

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    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

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  • The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

  • Anatoly Karpov's Best Game Prizes

    IM Silman Mar 15, 2017, 7:10 PM

    My last two articles were about the best game prizes for Mikhail Tal (who won the most prizes — 15) and Rashid Nezhmetdinov, who came in tied for 3rd and 4th with Anatoly Karpov (10 prizes; Garry...

  • Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

  • How To Not Learn From Your Mistakes Like Karpov

    GM Gserper Mar 11, 2017, 3:31 AM

    As I explained in this article, modern life forces me to recollect the episodes from my childhood years. One such memory is something that every Soviet schoolboy was supposed to know if he wanted to get...

  • Rashid Nezhmetdinov's Best Game Prizes

    IM Silman Mar 9, 2017, 3:21 AM

    After showing all of Tal’s 15 best game prizes in my previous article, it struck me that many Chess.com members might not have heard of Rashid Nezhmetdinov (born 1912, died 1974), who tied with Karpov...

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  • How To Begin Mastering Chess

    DineshMC Mar 26, 2017, 7:26 PM

    Chess is a highly competitive game played by millions of people around the world. The basics can be mastered in a matter of minutes. Advanced strategic concepts can take years to come to terms with and a lifetime...

  • Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Slav (Part 1)

    Zapsterrr Mar 26, 2017, 6:43 PM

    When the Queen's Gambit has been declined, a number of variations can take place in the moves to follow. One such opening that can occur is called the Semi-Slav. Today, we'll learn to recognize the typical pattern...

  • Shenzhen Masters 2017

    GM alexcolovic Mar 26, 2017, 9:18 AM

    The slow start of the Shenzhen Masters was compensated with two excellent examples of bishop pair domination. I particularly found the second game eye-opening! Check the details at http://www.alexcolovic.com/2017/03/shenzhen-masters-2017/

  • Helpful and Unhelpful Structural Changes in the NOVA Chess League

    NM CoachJKane Mar 26, 2017, 9:05 AM

    Hi Chess Friends, I recently had the pleasure of playing the highest rated 14 year old in the country, Praveen Balakrishnan in the Northern Virginia Chess League. Somewhat unexpectedly, I was able to get a very...

  • Openings - Modern Italian Game #1

    MiddlegamerUmesh Mar 25, 2017, 11:31 PM

    Hello Chess.com Folks!Today I am covering an opening which I like the most - The Modern Italian Game.As the name suggests, it has become a trend now-a-days.It usually leads to semi-open positions or almost closed...

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