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  • Noticing Change Or Opportunity On The Chessboard's Thumbnail

    Noticing Change Or Opportunity On The Chessboard

    IM Silman Sep 14, 2017, 10:59 PM

    At the beginning of a game the professional chess player understands the ins and outs of the opening he plays which, of course, has been deeply studied. He knows where his pieces should be, he is well-versed about...

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    40 Percent Off ChessKid Memberships, One Month Only!

    ChessKid Sep 1, 2017, 7:00 AM

    You've bought your kids extra pencils, notebooks, and brand new shoes. What's left for your back-to-school shopping? Hint: It's something you can't even put in a backpack. A shiny gold membership to unlock all...

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    Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

    IM Silman Aug 17, 2017, 3:48 AM

    I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t know. However, I’m finally in the mood to discuss some of the Chess.com members'...

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    GM William Lombardy, 1937-2017

    FM MikeKlein Oct 13, 2017, 2:17 PM

    [Note: Updated with extensive thoughts from Lombardy's only son Raymond and a personal reflection from Bruce Pandolfini.] GM William Lombardy, an American former world junior champion also made famous for being...

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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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    Strongest Tournament Of 2017 Starts Monday

    PeterDoggers Jun 4, 2017, 1:34 PM

    On Monday the fifth edition of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament takes off in Stavanger, Norway. As Magnus Carlsen himself tweeted this week, it's going to be the strongest tournament of the year. The ten...

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    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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    Marshmello Series

    samyakdeshpande Oct 16, 2017, 5:02 AM

    Hi friends!After Who Thinks He Can Solve It? and Bradford Bad Boy Series I am Back with Marshmello Series-   Release Date:1 November 2017 Contains : Puzzles, Games and general Discussion.

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    Chess Puzzles and Tips!

    SporadicJellybeans Oct 6, 2017, 2:12 PM

    Hi guys! On this blog I shall (attempt) to post a puzzle on a regular basis! If you have any recommendations or suggestions, please private message me!    Here is Puzzle #1: Black-to-move, play the best move!

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    The search for improvement #4

    JamesAgadir Oct 1, 2017, 6:55 AM

    This is the fifth post in my blog series where I try to improve my chess with four exercises. The first post explains my methods and thoughts and the others describe my attempts at this exercise. My first exercise...

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