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  • Girl Power In Chess's Thumbnail

    Girl Power In Chess

    GM Gserper Apr 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    At of this writing, GM Hou Yifan is the sole leader of the super tournament in Baden Baden. Her play in this tournament so far is simply unbelievable and each game is a textbook example of good chess. Photo:...

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    Do You Know The World Champions' Games?

    GM Gserper Apr 9, 2017, 1:21 AM

    There are many different ways to improve your chess, but few of them can compete with the time-proven method of studying games played by great chess players.   Indeed, this way you learn all the elements of...

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    Test Your Chess Patterns And Concepts

    IM Silman Apr 6, 2017, 1:25 AM

    Amateur chess is often a back-and-forth, muddy, and even stormy adventure where a position’s assessment changes from move to move. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. The “trick” is...

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  • Tactics Challenge 3: IM Rensch Gets Stumped!'s Thumbnail

    Tactics Challenge 3: IM Rensch Gets Stumped!

    IM DanielRensch Dec 23, 2016, 7:09 PM

    IM Daniel Rensch is back to give Tactics Trainer a piece of his mind: the last sane piece ;) Will he be able to solve everything the Trainer throws at him or will he be tripped up by the subtleties of these challenging...

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    Tactics Challenge 1: Racing Against The Clock

    IM DanielRensch Dec 14, 2016, 3:33 PM

    How many Tactics Trainer puzzles can IM Danny Rensch solve in 15 minutes? Find out as he lets you dive into his thoughts, both right and wrong, and explains how he approaches solving.

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    How To Calculate With Precision

    GM GMMelik Nov 1, 2016, 3:19 PM

    What chess player hasn't miscalculated in a critical moment? GM Melik Khachiyan shows you how to minimize such errors with several puzzles from his recent play. Melik highlights the importance of several zwischenzugs,...

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    Protect Your Pieces

    Win_Like_McEntee Apr 23, 2017, 8:54 AM

    It helps to not lose your pieces without justification. A reminder for points is the queen is worth 9, rooks are worth 5, knight and bishop and worth 3 and pawns are worth 1. When your opponent makes a move it's...

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    Critical Endgame Checkmates

    Win_Like_McEntee Apr 21, 2017, 6:02 PM

    It's important to be able to checkmate your opponent with a single major piece. The major pieces are the rooks and queen.  You can checkmate with a single rook or a single queen with the help of your king.  In addition...

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    Efficiency in putting away games...and puzzles!

    thnikka Apr 15, 2017, 11:02 AM

    Good afternoon everyone! After analyzing the games that I played at my local chess club today, I decided to post one that I thought provided some good opportunities for me to work on my visualization of mating nets....

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