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    How Can Older Players Improve?

    IM Silman Oct 12, 2017, 1:39 AM

    IMPROVEMENT FOR OLD PLAYERS The Chess.com member jayzorac wrote: I have a question for you. Do you think “older” players can still improve to expert and master level?  SILMAN: Mr. jayzorac...

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    How To Improve Your Calculation

    IM Silman Oct 4, 2017, 7:10 PM

    The Chess.com member Benjamin_Dubuque (rated 1288) wrote: I have a question about calculation. I often miss either simple intermediate moves or very quiet moves in my calculations, especially in complicated messes...

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    Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?

    IM Silman Sep 22, 2017, 2:14 AM

    The Chess.com member Kingdom_chess2 asked: “Why is the King’s Indian Attack less popular at the top level? Is there any specific reason?” JS: The KIA (King’s Indian Attack) was explored...

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    The Complete Queen's Gambit Declined: The Right Move Order

    GM kaidanov Apr 15, 2015, 4:11 PM

    If you’re going to play the Queen’s Gambit Declined, you’ll need to know several move orders in case your opponent chooses something you weren’t first expecting. What can Black play against different White move...

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    Spicy Gambits: Hacking The Scandinavian!

    GM Ginger_GM Mar 2, 2015, 6:04 PM

    What opening would Mike Tyson choose if he played chess? GM Simon Williams thinks he’d pick a super-aggressive opening, probably one from the “spicy” series. Continuing to reveal his secret opening repertoire,...

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    Pawn Structure 101: Every Opening Explained!

    IM DanielRensch Sep 2, 2011, 11:39 AM

    Can IM Daniel Rensch teach you 40 openings in a single video? In part one of this fundamental video series, enjoy a crash course in pawn structure for every main-line chess opening. In this fast-paced lesson, IM...

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