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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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    Links to the Past III

    batgirl Apr 26, 2017, 11:44 AM

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow, becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    Philidor's Pawn Mastery

    GM dbojkov Dec 1, 2016, 3:57 PM

    "Pawns are the soul of chess." The legendary Francois Andre Philidor constantly demonstrated his famous saying in his games. GM Dejan Bojkov shows you one his favorite examples and how Philidor's thinking was so...

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    Philidor's Pawn Mastery

    GM dbojkov Nov 9, 2016, 11:17 AM

    "Pawns are the soul of chess." The legendary Francois Andre Philidor constantly demonstrated his famous saying in his games. GM Dejan Bojkov is here to show how Philidor leveraged this insight to defeat his peers....

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    Philidor's Powerful Pawns!

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Feb 18, 2015, 5:06 PM

    Don’t kid yourself about pawns. Though they’re considered the lowliest members of the chess set, pawns can pack a wallop too. GM Eugene Perelshteyn demonstrates the awesome power of passed pawns in this analysis...

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    Aranytiz round 6 - Draw against a Grandmaster

    IM attilaturzo Aug 26, 2017, 4:30 AM

    In round 6 I played with white against International Grandmaster Boris Kantsler from Israel. I got a small edge in the opening against the Philidor defense. Then I made a natural looking move, I moved out from a...

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    Morphy and Me

    ArnieChipmunk Aug 20, 2017, 11:05 AM

    One of the very first chess books I bought was Morphy's Games of Chess (1957) by Philip W. Sergeant. This book (I was 14 years old when I read it) made a lasting impression on me - I've been fascinated by the...

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    PRINCIPIA SCACCHORUM: A Friendly Invitation for a Debate to All Big Guns of Chess

    RoaringPawn Aug 12, 2017, 8:56 AM

    Where do we begin when teaching chess to a beginner? asks James Stripes in Lesson One on his blog. Well, it should be the most important thing I would think. Doing the most important thing is always the most important...

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