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  • What In The World Is A Chess Style?'s Thumbnail

    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

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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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    Is Speed Chess Good For You?

    NM danheisman Apr 26, 2017, 3:28 AM

    Yes.* *Speed chess is good for you (meaning it can help your slow chess, too) but doing it "incorrectly" could be harmful. Let's digress... A few years ago our Main Line Chess Club hosted a seminar by WGM Jennifer...

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  • Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess's Thumbnail

    Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess

    FM MikeKlein Apr 26, 2017, 11:39 AM

    With Zurich, Grenke, Reykjavik, and Poikovsky tournaments all taking place nearly simultaneously, you might think there's no room for "other news." But this is the digital age; there's room for anything! In this...

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    Guseinov Wins Last Speed Chess Qualifier

    NM SamCopeland Apr 26, 2017, 9:56 AM

    The winning score in all four Speed Chess qualifiers was 8.5 points. On Tuesday, only GM Gadir Guseinov made that mark. He wins the final qualification spot for the Speed Chess Championships, joining GMs Sergey...

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    Karjakin, So Notch 1st Wins In Shamkir

    FM MikeKlein Apr 25, 2017, 3:51 PM

    Neither the world's number-two rated player nor the world champion runner-up were having memorable events at Shamkir Chess 2017, but they will now sleep a little easier going into the tournament's only rest day. All...

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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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  • Evans Memorial 2:  ...and then it's not's Thumbnail

    Evans Memorial 2: ...and then it's not

    WCM mkkuhner Apr 27, 2017, 8:46 AM

    I had gotten very little sleep, though I did manage some breakfast at the hotel diner.  (I had not set foot out of the casino since Thursday; they are designed to encourage this.)  When I came down to the tournament...

  • The Gastineau Garden Party 1873. A Chess Photograph.'s Thumbnail

    The Gastineau Garden Party 1873. A Chess Photograph.

    simaginfan Apr 27, 2017, 5:29 AM

    Standing. Left to right. J. Lovelock, ( committee member, City of London Chess Club) Bernhard Horwitz, William Norwood Potter, John Lowenthal, Henry F. Down (Honorary Secretary, City of London chess Club) Joseph...

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    Chessbrahs SHINE in Iceland

    ChessBrah Apr 26, 2017, 9:52 PM

    Fantastic news from Iceland: IM Aman Hambleton and FM Michael Kleinman both shattered expectations and scored upset after upset in the Reykjavik Open. Hambleton scored his second GM norm while Kleinman got his second...

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