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  • More Lessons From Master Games's Thumbnail

    More Lessons From Master Games

    GM Gserper May 20, 2017, 6:37 PM

    Last time, we started to analyze the old game Charousek-Alapin and learned a useful trick that can be used in variety of openings. As a rule, you can learn more than just one idea from a game played by...

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    More Of My Favorite Classic Chess Games

    IM Silman May 18, 2017, 2:40 AM

    This series is all about the classic games that affected me in a profound manner as a young teen (15 years old). In general, they were positional games, since for a kid that grew up on attacking chess...

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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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    So Knocks Out Giri In Nail-Biting Speed Chess Match

    PeterDoggers May 26, 2017, 8:53 AM

    The very last bullet game (Chess960!) had to bring the decision. Wesley So defeated Anish Giri 15.5-14.5 in yesterday's Speed Chess match, one of the most exciting battles ever seen on the Chess.com live server. Find...

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    Karjakin Squeezes Meier In Speed Chess

    NM SamCopeland May 25, 2017, 2:33 PM

    Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier are renowned for their similar python-like style of play. Each has regularly demonstrated the ability to patiently maneuver and press from a superior position until their opponent...

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    Asian Continental: Wang Hao Wins, Wei Yi Disappoints

    PeterDoggers May 24, 2017, 7:55 AM

    GM Wang Hao edged out his compatriot GM Bu Xiangzhi on tiebreak to win the Asian Continental Championship in Chengdu, China. Both players finished on 7.0/9 and qualified for the 2017 FIDE World Cup together...

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  • Fear The Bishops: Hammer vs Krasenkow's Thumbnail

    Fear The Bishops: Hammer vs Krasenkow

    GM SultanOfKings Dec 30, 2016, 12:18 AM

    GM Jon Ludwig Hammer presents "the best game [he's] ever played" against the erstwhile-2700 Michal Krasenkow. Check out his positional pawn sac, exchange sac, and the ensuing. It's a veritable feast of strategic...

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    Promotion Chaos At The U.S. Masters

    IM Keaton87 Dec 1, 2016, 4:24 PM

    Usually one pawn promotion is enough to win the game, but in this crazy game, it takes three promotions to conclude the game. IM Keaton Kiewra dares you not to enjoy this duel!

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    Hammer's Highlights: Underpromotion Mate

    GM SultanOfKings Feb 9, 2017, 12:47 PM

    Jon Ludvig Hammer looks at his game against Artur Neikans from the Pro Chess League. It was nominated as game of the week—and we can understand why: It was full of action! Hammer takes us through important strategy...

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  • A match within the match's Thumbnail

    A match within the match

    CM Aragon May 26, 2017, 10:23 AM

    Yesterday I enjoyed watching one of the first stages of the chess.com 2017 speed chess championship, usually the first rounds of a knockout event is less interesting but in this case the starting field is a Super...

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    Middlegame Mastery

    MiddlegamerUmesh May 26, 2017, 2:27 AM

    Hello Chess Friends!                   The topic of today's blog is the most important phase of a chess game - The Middlegame. I call it the most important phase of the game because the real battle takes place here.There...

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    CHESS rules basics TeST Jnr. average

    Manu-Trainer May 26, 2017, 2:05 AM

    CHESS TeST 100% Trainer & author = Manuel GARDENES   Trainee = http://blog.chess.com/Manu-Trainer Instructions: Fill only grey areas Date =   No. CHESS GAMe rules Answer Diagnosis REMarks (Rules basics &...

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