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  • The Fun Of Pros And Cons (Again)'s Thumbnail

    The Fun Of Pros And Cons (Again)

    NM danheisman Jun 15, 2017, 2:26 AM

    Many years ago I wrote a Novice Nook column, "The Fun of Pros and Cons." This column was directed at the many players who play way too fast in long time-control games. The column and its sequel "Chess is Decisions"...

  • 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...

  • How Can You Consistently Improve Your Chess Game?'s Thumbnail

    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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    Sino-Russian Double Golds And Silvers At World Teams

    FM MikeKlein Jun 27, 2017, 4:38 PM

    Monday was opposite day in Russia. Despite Russian men winning four prior World Team Championships and Chinese women winning three of the first five, the two nations ending up flipping sections and winning the inverse. China...

  • Aronian Beats Another World Champ, Catches Nakamura's Thumbnail

    Aronian Beats Another World Champ, Catches Nakamura

    PeterDoggers Jun 12, 2017, 11:33 AM

    Another world champion's queen was in trouble today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. Levon Aronian defeated Vladimir Kramnik, who clearly had an off day. In doing so, the Armenian player joined...

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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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  • 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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  • Eternal Incarceration - How Chinese No 1 GM  Ding Liren does it's Thumbnail

    Eternal Incarceration - How Chinese No 1 GM Ding Liren does it

    CM juniortay Jun 27, 2017, 8:47 PM

    In the midst of a chess tussle between masters, one stranded piece or even a temporary misplaced one can suffice to tilt the balance of the game. How about a piece that is trapped or immobilized within the confines...

  • The fluctuating value of the pieces - Pawns's Thumbnail

    The fluctuating value of the pieces - Pawns

    FangBo Jun 26, 2017, 8:44 AM

      One of the first things you get taught is the value of each piece, and we can understand this because of the number of squares each piece can move to, thus the control they have over other areas of the board....

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    King of kings

    GM smurfo Jun 24, 2017, 11:14 AM

    The King’s Indian Defence is to chess what the piano is to music. It’s complex, rich and all the pros end up playing it eventually. Fischer, Tal and Kasparov are probably the Chopin, Beethoven and Mozarts...

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