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  • Will Carlsen-Nakamura 2 Be Better Than The Original?'s Thumbnail

    Will Carlsen-Nakamura 2 Be Better Than The Original?

    FM MikeKlein Dec 28, 2017, 11:12 PM

    This season's Speed Chess Championship finals on January 3 will go the way of last year's Grandmaster Blitz Battle ending: GM Magnus Carlsen vs. GM Hikaru Nakamura. For many, seeing these two duel again is...

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

    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...

  • Spicy Gambits: Hacking The Scandinavian!'s Thumbnail

    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,...

  • Pawn Structure 101: Every Opening Explained!'s Thumbnail

    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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    Review: Chessable

    Milliern Jan 17, 2018, 10:13 AM

    I’ve been asked by a few friends to review chessable.com, and it seems I’m getting more and more requests, as people learn that I’m on there.  So here goes.   I came to chessable thinking it was a joke.  It’s heavily...

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    Chasing the Grandmaster Title

    ChessBrah Jan 17, 2018, 12:12 AM

    As most of you know, grinding towards the GM title has been a personal and professional goal of mine for a very long time now. I became an International Master back in January 2013, and, since then, have always...

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    Seattle City Championship 2018

    WCM mkkuhner Jan 16, 2018, 2:08 PM

    The games, which I'd accidentally left out, are in place now.... The Seattle City Championship is really just another weekend tournament--no one regards you as a champion if you win it.  This one was a decent-sized...

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