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    How Does AlphaZero Play Chess?

    Mel_OCinneide Dec 18, 2017, 6:01 PM

    By now you've heard about the new kid on the chess-engine block, AlphaZero, and its crushing match win vs Stockfish, the strongest open-source chess engine. The reactions from the chess community to this match...

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    Fun With Double-Exchange Sacs

    FishThatRoared Oct 24, 2017, 9:25 PM

    When I was a teenage Sicilian Dragon aficionado, I salivated over the thought that one day I might land in a certain theoretical sub-variation of the Yugoslav Attack where Black sacrifices not one but both exchanges...

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    The Eternal Battle: Bishops vs Knights

    IM Silman Oct 18, 2017, 11:32 PM

    The Chess.com member dudejan asked: I always seem to struggle to know where to develop my bishops. For knights the concepts of outposts or placement behind a pawn to double defend certain squares are quite logical...

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    Winning Starts For Anand, Kramnik, Giri In Tata Steel

    NM SamCopeland Jan 13, 2018, 2:32 PM

    Two Tata Steel veterans seized winning starts in the 80th edition of the tournament. Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand each won nice games with White—against Wei Yi and Maxim Matlakov respectively. Joining...

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    Another Escape Gets Carlsen First Win In London

    PeterDoggers Dec 9, 2017, 12:37 PM

    Magnus Carlsen was again on the verge of losing at the London Chess Classic today, again came back into the game and this time even won, vs. Michael Adams. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who is chasing him in the...

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    Caruana Again Only Winner In London

    PeterDoggers Dec 6, 2017, 6:35 PM

    Going into the rest day, Fabiano Caruana took a full-point lead at the London Chess Classic. In round five he was again the only winner after beating Vishy Anand. Even after five rounds, seven players...

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    Deep Concepts Explained: Isolated Pawns

    GM gmjlh Jul 24, 2017, 1:16 PM

    Isolated pawns can be both a weakness and a strength. GM Jon Ludwig Hammer explains what you need to know about this pawn structure.

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    Hammer's Highlights: Underpromotion Mate

    GM gmjlh 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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    Pawn Structure 101: Black's Dragon Plans In The Maroczy

    IM DanielRensch Aug 16, 2016, 3:34 PM

    It's your turn, defenders of the black side of the Maroczy Bind. IM Daniel Rensch tackles the dragon structure and shows you how the bind can be broken with a focus on the dark squares, timely kingside counterplay,...

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    Seattle City Championship 2018

    WCM mkkuhner Jan 16, 2018, 2:08 PM

    The games, which I'd accidentally left out, are in place now.... The Seattle City Championship is really just another weekend tournament--no one regards you as a champion if you win it.  This one was a decent-sized...

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    Colorado Gambit

    samyakdeshpande Jan 16, 2018, 4:18 AM

    Colorado Gambit The Colorado Gambit is an aggressive line in the Nimzowitsch Defence. Black looks to weaken his king side pawn structure in exchange for some deadly attacks against white. This is a solid opening...

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    Chess Strategy : The Thinking Process

    MiddlegamerUmesh Jan 15, 2018, 12:25 AM

    Hello Friends!       Before I begin this blog, I would like to clear all doubts regarding Amateur Chronicles. This series is related to problems faced by amateurs, and It is relevant to post...

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