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    The Forums

    batgirl Aug 16, 2017, 11:13 AM

         When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead...

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    When Chess Legends Play Against Their Own Openings

    GM Gserper Jul 1, 2017, 3:46 AM

    There are many openings in chess that were named after chess players who invented or make them popular. But what happens when such a chess player is forced to play against his own opening? How does it feel to fight...

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    Mamedyarov's Secret For Classic, Modern Chess

    GM Gserper Jun 14, 2017, 4:18 AM

    When I read the recent news that the Azerbaijani GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov crossed the magic 2800 mark, I wasn't surprised. Well, actually I was surprised that it didn't happen many years ago. You see, while...

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    ChessCenter: Carlsen Wins And Wins

    ChessCenter Jun 24, 2016, 6:46 PM

    Magnus Carlsen won the Leuven Grand Chess Tour rapid and blitz, and then capped off a great month by absolutely destroying GM Tigran Petrosian in their semifinal GM Blitz Battle match. Find out how he did it on...

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    Carlsen vs Petrosian: GM Blitz Battle (Full Match)

    ChessTV Jun 23, 2016, 8:07 PM

    The match we've all be waiting for! World Champion Magnus Carlsen takes on the Chess.com Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship qualifier GM Tigran Petrosian. While the result was one-sided, the action is fantastic,...

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    Carlsen vs Petrosian: Special ChessCenter Preview

    ChessCenter Jun 20, 2016, 6:26 PM

    Magnus Carlsen will face Tigran Petrosian live on Chess.com this Thursday, June 23, at 10 a.m. Pacific. Does Petrosian stand any chance against the world champion? GM Robert Hess and IM Danny Rensch break down...

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    Secrets of professional chess

    CM aln276 Aug 16, 2017, 6:33 PM

    We all play chess for different reasons. For some of us chess is an exciting game for leisure time or mind exercise. Once chess becomes a sport for you, the approach to the game changes drastically. It is not enough...

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    The correct use of open files

    Ankalyov Aug 14, 2017, 4:09 AM

    In the first post of my blog we learnt about tension, to dominate the 7th rank and some interesting positional motifs that would help us to identify and taking advantage over our opponent. Mastering the open files...

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    Stalin and Kotov's Golden Rook: Cunning Masters in a Chess Plot

    RoaringPawn Aug 13, 2017, 6:31 AM

    From the Annals of Dirty Games of Chess and Politics Alexander Kotov is a chess mountain. Think his influential "Think like a Grandmaster," or the 1952 Stockholm Interzonal, which he won with a more than brilliant...

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