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  • The Deadly Pawn Sacrifice's Thumbnail

    The Deadly Pawn Sacrifice

    GM Gserper Nov 21, 2017, 12:54 AM

    In last week's article we learned some of the favorite chess patterns of super-GM Ding Liren. As you probably remember, he loves to play for domination when his opponent's pieces can barely move. His most common...

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    How To Learn From The Best

    GM Gserper Nov 11, 2017, 7:33 PM

    In one of my recent articles we analyzed the games of Rudolf Pitschak. As one of the readers correctly pointed out, he wasn't the best player in the world. Actually quite far from that! And yet we could learn something...

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    Chess Tests For Players 1400 And Up

    IM Silman Nov 10, 2017, 12:24 AM

    Here are six puzzles. They might be tactics, they might be positional, or the puzzle might be about understanding some hidden deep, dark, strategic concept. In other words you need to face real-world problems and...

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  • The search for chess improvement #6's Thumbnail

    The search for chess improvement #6

    JamesAgadir Nov 20, 2017, 8:53 AM

    Okay I'm back I took a pause for a tournament. First here are the tactics : Puzzle 1 (failed): After a quick material count I saw that I was a minor piece down. The king looked safe enough but the rook was hanging....

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    how does engine evaluate a position

    csayant2014 Nov 20, 2017, 7:54 AM

    Hi   The "complete" algorithm can be explained in code much more elegantly over at the Github repo than in the words I'm about to type, but I'll try to highlight the main points. Just note that these techniques...

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    My notable games

    mavaddat Nov 19, 2017, 3:43 PM

    Knight + bishop + pawn + king checkmate Don't take your opponent's pieces without checking if they have a cheapo. #cheapo Grab the space! #sacrifice #centre #space  This game I was losing badly,...

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