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  • I’m Passionate About Squares's Thumbnail

    I’m Passionate About Squares

    IM Silman Jun 22, 2017, 1:54 AM

    Many chess players have a limited understanding of the game. They think it’s all about mating the enemy king. They think it’s all about tactics and attack. They think it’s about creating threats....

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    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"...

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    Advance to Ventnor II

    batgirl Jun 14, 2017, 11:44 AM

    1941 The 1941 Ventnor City Invitational took place on the Municipal Pier from July 5-13.      Of those initially invited, Jack Collins, Harry Morris and Olaf Uvestad couldn't...

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    Tactics Abound As Russia Leads In World Team Championship

    NM SamCopeland Jun 22, 2017, 7:13 PM

    Never question the the home team. After round two in the World Team Championship, Russia trailed China and the Poland by one match point. After round five, they have switched places, leapfrogging China and Poland...

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    Carlsen Leads Paris Grand Chess Tour After Day 2

    PeterDoggers Jun 22, 2017, 2:49 PM

    Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader after two days of play at the Paris Grand Chess Tour. He is still one point ahead of Hikaru Nakamura, after both players scored two wins and then drew each other on Thursday. The...

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    Carlsen, So Early Leaders In Paris

    PeterDoggers Jun 21, 2017, 5:10 PM

    Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So are tied for first place after day one of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. They scored five points out of a possible six (since the rapid games count double) and are just ahead of Hikaru...

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    Dynamic Thinking In Chess

    GM GMMelik Jan 1, 2016, 5:42 PM

    What did GM Melikset Khachiyan and his students learn from the World Youth chess championships? One lesson was the importance of dynamic thinking in chess, especially in as big a tournament as the World Youths. Andrew...

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    Play Attacking King Hunts: Calculate Like A GM

    GM Ginger_GM Jan 1, 2016, 5:50 PM

    GM Simon Williams says we play chess for two main reasons: to have fun, and to get better. This new lesson series on attacking king hunts will help you do both as Simon shows you the beautiful and deadly ways...

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    Let's Play Chess.com Streamers Challenge

    ChessTV Sep 24, 2015, 4:36 PM

    Check out this full replay of Chess.com’s own IM Danny Rensch during the first ever Streamers Challenge! It’s a blitz brawl gone wild with gongs to boot! Tune into watch Danny’s often chess related thoughts while...

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Milliern Jun 23, 2017, 9:22 AM

    My trip to Las Vegas was a success.  It doesn’t look particularly great on paper, but a mental catalog of what I accomplished tells a different story.  In either case, my trip was shrouded with fear and loathing;...

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    End Game Thoughts

    TadrodderTots Jun 23, 2017, 7:26 AM

    My initial chess relearning plan has been simple: 1.  Try to not be stupid 2.  See above But simple is not the same thing as easy.I've made a point of not studying openings, but rather trying to remember "Opening...

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    Know Your Chess Symbols

    NM eltenedor Jun 22, 2017, 11:55 PM

        I've been teaching my students how to annotate their games, and along with it, the symbols for annotation. These symbols are extremely useful for not only describing a move, but the evaluation of a position...

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