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  • Is This The Future Of Chess?'s Thumbnail

    Is This The Future Of Chess?

    GM Gserper Apr 15, 2017, 10:26 PM

    GM Emil Sutovsky recently posted some shocking news on his Facebook page: a computer program, Ponanza, beat the best shogi player in the world. Not only that, but the computer program pretty much introduced a novelty...

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    Can Chess Players Learn From Poker?

    GM Gserper Apr 2, 2017, 12:02 AM

    Chess and poker are frequently compared as both games are based on strategic thinking and decision making. I know many professional and semi-professional chess players who've completely abandoned chess in...

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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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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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    Endgame Technique Yields Grischuk Shared First

    PeterDoggers Feb 26, 2017, 12:00 AM

    With some great endgame play Alexander Grischuk today defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who was one of the leaders at the Grand Prix in Sharjah. With one round to go Grischuk now leads with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave,...

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    3 Winners, 1 Blunder In Sharjah Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Feb 22, 2017, 12:00 AM

    The Sharjah Grand Prix today saw a blunder in the "very rare" category. Alexander Riazantsev's mistake was huge, and he could resign immediately against Dmitry Jakovenko. In the fifth round, Michael Adams...

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  • Changing In Chess: 06-12-16's Thumbnail

    Changing In Chess: 06-12-16

    ChessTV Oct 18, 2016, 10:13 AM

    GM Yermolinsky and GM Sokolov bring you another fantastic epidsode of "Changing in Chess" which highlights the evolution of opening theory! If you have dreams of being booked up to the teeth on the most modern openings...

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    Super GM Rook Endings: Carlsen's Masterpiece!

    GM AlexYermo Mar 15, 2016, 9:37 PM

    We have modern opening theory, and modern time controls, but now GM Yermolinksy brings you modern rook endgames! Using Carlsen vs Vachier-Lagrave from the London Chess Classic as a guide, Yermo demonstrates super...

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    Live Session: Budapest Blitz!

    IM Keaton87 May 19, 2015, 8:14 PM

    IM Keaton Kiewra is back with a live blitz session on Chess.com, explaining his ideas in real time as he plays. Starting out with a Budapest Gambit, IM Kiewra reveals a deep knowledge of opening theory as he...

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  • DOs and DON'Ts for Improving Your Chess: 10 Life-Changing Tips's Thumbnail

    DOs and DON'Ts for Improving Your Chess: 10 Life-Changing Tips

    Pr0bl3m Apr 25, 2017, 4:04 PM

    Hello, fellow chess players! Are you looking to spice up your rating? Become a Grandmaster? Or even tower above puny bygones like Magnus Carlsen? Well, I have just the solution for you!  With these 10 tips, you'll...

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    Regarding "Opening Theory"

    TyrinRossPrice Apr 25, 2017, 7:25 AM

    Strong players and coaches are often telling beginners and novices to avoid studying opening theory and concentrate on learning tactics, basic checkmates, and basic endgames. Beginners and novices complain because...

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    2017 Hales Corners Challenge XXV

    william272 Apr 23, 2017, 12:51 PM

    I am really grateful to have been able to play in the 25th Hales Corners Challenge yesterday. It’s an awesome one day event with four rounds and a time control of G60, d6 (yes, d6). I honestly played some really...

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