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    Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

    IM Silman Aug 17, 2017, 3:48 AM

    I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t know. However, I’m finally in the mood to discuss some of the Chess.com members'...

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    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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    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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    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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    5 Best Books About Chess

    JamesPorter123123 Aug 18, 2017, 11:52 PM

    Believe it or not, the number of chess fans is growing tremendously every day. In fact, most people are finding it as one of the most fun game to play. As a result, there is a growing demand for chess books that...

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    Augsut 2017 Prodigy Program with Karpov Detailed Announcement

    GeniusKJ Aug 12, 2017, 7:09 AM

    12th World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov is teaching in the August 2017 month of the Prodigy Program - the program that helped create the youngest-ever chess master in American history! Registration for the...

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    All boxed up

    GM smurfo Aug 1, 2017, 12:31 AM

    When you play often enough on an online chess server, you start to see the same usernames popping up as your opponents. It makes for a weird social network. I recall a story where some Australian chess players met...

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