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  • Closing In On A Master Rating's Thumbnail

    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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    Initiative

    GM Rabachess Mar 13, 2017, 7:30 AM

    Hello, dear friends and chess fans! From today onwards I'll be writing my own blog in Russian. Please follow my articles and kindly share opinions and feedback. Today I would like to...

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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...

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    Carlsen Game Away From Losing #1 Spot

    PeterDoggers Jun 14, 2017, 11:03 AM

    By beating Magnus Carlsen today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, Vladimir Kramnik is now only 6.4 points behind the world number-one in the live ratings. Carlsen could lose his number-one spot tomorrow. Meanwhile,...

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    Aronian Beats Another World Champ, Catches Nakamura

    PeterDoggers Jun 12, 2017, 11:33 AM

    Another world champion's queen was in trouble today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. Levon Aronian defeated Vladimir Kramnik, who clearly had an off day. In doing so, the Armenian player joined...

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    Giri, Hou Score In Moscow Grand Prix Round 7

    PeterDoggers May 19, 2017, 1:38 PM

    Anish Giri scored his first win at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow today. The Dutch GM defeated Salem Saleh. Beating Jon Ludvig Hammer, Hou Yifan scored her second win of the tournament. Nepomniachtchi gives...

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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...

  • 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,...

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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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    End Game Thoughts

    TadrodderTots Jun 23, 2017, 7:26 AM

    My initial chess relearning plan has been simple: 1.  Try to not be stupid 2.  See above But simple is not the same thing as easy.I've made a point of not studying openings, but rather trying to remember "Opening...

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    Join LAST Regular Prodigy Program Month - June 2017

    GeniusKJ Jun 16, 2017, 6:00 AM

    Registration for the June 2017 month of the Prodigy Program is still open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Renown coach and commentator IM Lawrence Trent will also teach in the Prodigy Program...

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    Light Analysis: Thematic Ideas in the King’s Indian Defence

    IroZobel Jun 15, 2017, 10:43 AM

    Botvinnik says that before Geller, we did not understand the King's Indian Defence. Well, I have trouble understanding it up to this day! Anyway, I want to share a lightly annotated game which displays some ideas...

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