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  • How To Get Good At Chess

    CHESScom Mar 10, 2017, 11:01 PM

    Millions of people around the world play chess regularly—but how do you become good at chess? 1. Define what “good at chess" means. To some people, being “good” means they can beat...

  • How To Play Positional Sacrifices

    IM Silman Jan 26, 2017, 3:37 AM

    Se-Brain asked: I am currently boggled by positional sacrifices. First off, what are possible motifs for sacrifices, and second, how do you find out if your sac’s compensation is worth it or not? JS: I...

  • PRO Chess League Week 3: The Critical Showdowns

    NM SamCopeland Jan 25, 2017, 1:45 AM

    With a staggering 480 players and more than 150 grandmasters currently playing, the PRO Chess League is expanding as word of mouth spreads and new free agents and local players sign up to do battle for their teams...

  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • Do Not Misuse Your Chess Computer!

    GM Gserper Jan 14, 2017, 2:03 AM

    My favorite episode from The Prince And The Pauper happens towards the end of the story: "Speak up, good lad, and fear nothing," said the king. "How used you the Great Seal of England?" Tom stammered a moment,...

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  • An Evening at the UN with Judit Polgár by chess24 staff

    sontu1296 Mar 18, 2017, 10:21 PM

    As part of the ‘Planet 50/50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality’ initiative, chess grandmaster and Planet 50/50 Champion Judit Polgár spoke on the theme of ‘fighting stereotypes’ at a special event held on...

  • Karpov - Move by Move : Quick review

    cassanunda2003 Mar 18, 2017, 1:12 PM

    Karpov Move by Move Everyman Author: Sam Collins Format: Kindle   As usual with Everyman the book is well edited and the layout is generally good making it quite readable on an iPad or the Kindle ereader.  It is...

  • March 16, 2017 - finding flaws in my game

    NYCosmos Mar 16, 2017, 4:01 AM

    OK, so I found another flaw in my chess game - the end game. The only planned way I can get someone into checkmate is by trapping my opponents king in the last two files or rows using Rooks and/or a Queen. Any other...

  • My Journey from Patzer to Master - Game 1

    Boldchess Mar 15, 2017, 7:43 AM

    Ok, so I've decided to work on my chess seriously again. How should I go about it? Well, the last time I managed to improve significantly was a few years ago (when I reached a 2180 FIDE rating). I remember playing...

  • Absolute, general and disputed control over squares

    torrubirubi Mar 13, 2017, 4:07 AM

    The first time I went to a chess club was a rather deceptive experience. There were few people playing chess, most were playing cards. Two people were playing  chess (part of the club championship, as they told...

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