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    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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    Don’t Mock The Mockingbird

    IM Silman Dec 8, 2016, 4:33 AM

    This week we’re going to look at the games of the Chess.com member Mockingbird2, who is majoring in chemical engineering but thinks he can become a chess master in another two years. At the moment he’s...

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    Giri Dutch King In Reykjavik

    PeterDoggers Apr 28, 2017, 8:38 AM

    On the day that Dutch king Willem-Alexander turned 50, Anish Giri was the king in Reykjavik. The Dutch number one won the Reykjavik Open with an undefeated 8.5/10 score, and finished ahead of four grandmasters who...

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    So Beats Onischuk To Win 1st U.S. Championship

    FM MikeKlein Apr 10, 2017, 1:02 PM

    It turns out, the PRO Chess League was just the warmup. After winning the MVP award last month for scoring the highest league performance rating, today GM Wesley So continued his rapid brilliance in the...

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    Grischuk, Mamedyarov, MVL Share 1st At Sharjah Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Feb 27, 2017, 12:00 AM

    In the final round of the Sharjah Grand Prix, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Hou Yifan (on her birthday!) and caught Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Alexander Grischuk. The latter won the first prize on tiebreak. More...

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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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    2 positional games in the Scandinavian, & Announcement

    IM IM_Kgwm Apr 30, 2017, 7:06 AM

    In the last 5-6 years, I had acquired somewhat of a reputation as an openings-based type of player who relies significantly on "having a powerful serve", as my friend Junior Tay likes to say. Additionally, my aggressive...

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    Breaking 2000: Reflections and Plans for the Future

    German_MagnusCarlsen Apr 29, 2017, 4:32 PM

    I recently broke the 2000 barrier, so I thought this would be a suitable occasion to make a blog post discussing my reflections about reaching 2000 as well as my goals for the future. I would like to start by showing...

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    my black repertoire book

    Die_Schanze Apr 24, 2017, 6:27 AM

    The whole thing is based on the move 1... d6. The authors of my book  (IM Erik Zude and GM Jörg Hickl from germany, the book is by now available in german language only) play that way and have many experience in...

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