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  • The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy's Thumbnail

    The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

    IM Silman May 26, 2017, 2:03 AM

    The Gothenburg Interzonal (Sweden) in 1955 was a 21-player round robin that was held from August 15 to September 21. The top group was the Soviet players (in no particular order): David Bronstein, Efim Geller,...

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    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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    The 3-Check Traps You Need To Know

    FM MikeKlein May 9, 2017, 2:41 AM

    You don't play 3-check on the Chess.com live server? That's a shame. I thought we could be friends. Why is the game great? All that opening theory that masters know more about? Yeah, it's all useless. Draws?...

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    Aronian Wins Altibox Norway Chess Tournament

    PeterDoggers Jun 16, 2017, 11:07 AM

    Levon Aronian won the Altibox Norway Chess tournament in Stavanger on Friday. He was never in danger against Wesley So, who drew all his nine games. Runner-up Hikaru Nakamura lost to Fabiano Caruana but...

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    Carlsen, MVL Score 1st Wins At Norway Chess

    PeterDoggers Jun 16, 2017, 5:00 AM

    A nation breathed a sigh of relief. Magnus Carlsen finally won a game at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, beating Sergey Karjakin and receiving an applause in the Konserthus. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scored his...

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    Norway Chess R5: Silence After The Storm

    PeterDoggers Jun 11, 2017, 2:51 PM

    The storm of spectacular chess that swept through Stavanger was short-lived. Round five of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament saw five draws, which means Hikaru Nakamura retained his half-point lead with four...

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    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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    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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    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 3:41 PM

      Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond Here are what I consider to be a sample of good chess openings books, particularly suitable for the amateur and club player - from beginner to expert.  If you...

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    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 1:02 PM

    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond Whether you are new to chess, or an experienced chess amateur looking for some books to help you improve, the list below is for you. The emphasis here is on FUNDAMENTALS...

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