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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 Lonely Knight Checkmate

    GM Gserper Jun 18, 2017, 12:13 AM

    After my very first lesson at the chess club of the Pioneer Palace, our coach gave us a simple checkmate-in-three-moves puzzle. Immediately our most advanced players started shouting that it is an absolutely impossible...

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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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    Carlsen First At Paris Rapid, Heated In Interview

    PeterDoggers Jun 23, 2017, 3:50 PM

    Magnus Carlsen came first in the rapid segment of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. He finished on 14 points, one more than Alexander Grischuk. Hikaru Nakamura is in third place, going into the blitz segment...

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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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  • 4 Exercises To Become A Tactical Genius: Part 3's Thumbnail

    4 Exercises To Become A Tactical Genius: Part 3

    IM dpruess Dec 14, 2016, 3:35 PM

    They say chess is tactics, tactics, tactics! Well, they are right, and IM David Pruess is here with another exercise to challenge your tactical skills. A lot of players do simple tactical patterns often, but Pruess...

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    High Volume Errors: Member Analysis

    GM JRLOK Apr 13, 2017, 1:33 PM

    What are the errors that chess players make again and again? Turn up your speakers for this member-analysis by GM Dzindzi.

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    Best Of PRO Chess League: Tactics

    GM vegasicilia Apr 6, 2017, 2:16 PM

    The 2017 season of the PRO Chess League is in the books, and chess fans across the world enjoyed thrilling play by some of the top names in chess. GM Ivan Sokolov reviews the best tactics played in the league...

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    A ton of unresolved questions

    IM IM_Kgwm Jun 24, 2017, 4:05 AM

    The SCF will be holding its annual AGM on 3 July 2017, 8pm at the Cairnhill CC. It is also election year, and so members will have the opportunity to appraise how well the current Exco has done for the last 2 years...

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    July Signups are Open for the Slow Chess League

    SirIvanhoe Jun 23, 2017, 12:27 PM

    Signups are now open for our 3 round July League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, July 10, 2017. Double your chances in July! This month, winners of both Open and 1-2 Swiss sections will earn...

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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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