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  • What In The World Is A Chess Style?'s Thumbnail

    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

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    How Can You Consistently Improve Your Chess Game?

    IM Silman Apr 13, 2017, 4:29 AM

    The Chess.com member Cubronzo asked: “I’ve been playing chess for about a year now and my playing strength keeps going up and down. My main problem is my ability to see ahead in a chess position. Do...

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    Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

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    Nakamura Wins Convincingly In Speed Champs Opener

    FM MikeKlein May 3, 2017, 3:53 PM

    No one signed up to play GM Hikaru Nakamura, but somebody had to. In the opening match of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship (rebranded from Blitz Battle Championship last year), Nakamura easily defeated qualifier...

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    Aronian New Leader At Grenke

    PeterDoggers Apr 19, 2017, 4:40 PM

    Hou Yifan missed a draw and lost an instructive endgame to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave today at the Grenke Chess Classic. The new leader is Levon Aronian, who won against Matthias Bluebaum. Levon Aronian,...

  • Hou Yifan Pressures Carlsen, Maintains Lead At Grenke's Thumbnail

    Hou Yifan Pressures Carlsen, Maintains Lead At Grenke

    PeterDoggers Apr 17, 2017, 3:52 PM

    Hou Yifan had the better chances but drew with Magnus Carlsen to keep her lead at the Grenke Chess Classic today. Again there were three winners: Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana and Arkadij Naiditsch. Hou...

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  • Hammer's Highlights: Underpromotion Mate's Thumbnail

    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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    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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    Pawn Structure 101: Maroczy Bind Plans For White

    IM DanielRensch Aug 7, 2016, 10:19 PM

    In his last video, IM Danny Rensch showed you the key ideas for both Black and White in the Maroczy Bind. This time he shows you White's best ideas in action. Enjoy plenty of devastating attacks that arise naturally...

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