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    How To Get Good At Chess

    CHESScom Mar 10, 2017, 11:01 PM

    Millions of people around the world play chess regularly—but how do you become good at chess? 1. Define what “good at chess" means. To some people, being “good” means they can beat...

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    How To Get Better At Chess

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:46 PM

    No matter where you are in chess, you can always get better. And with the right habits and attitude, getting better at chess can be both fun and simple. To get better at chess, you will need to learn the rules,...

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    Carlsen Checkmates!

    GM Gserper Feb 11, 2017, 11:52 PM

    The most shocking chess episode of the year that everyone is talking about happened in the Tata Steel super tournament. Indeed how often does the world chess champion miss a checkmate in three, when he...

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    Will This Position Help Understand Human Consciousness?

    PeterDoggers Mar 15, 2017, 7:16 AM

    It's a position computers struggle with, but chess players might solve instantly. Sir Roger Penrose from the Mathematical Institute of Oxford has started a public challenge that involves chess, in order to...

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    Chess Restaurants, Trains, And The End Of Chess Mysteries

    FM MikeKlein Mar 13, 2017, 12:27 PM

    If there's such a thing as an "ice hotel" then surely a chess-themed restaurant can't be too outlandish, right? This month's "In Other News" has the usual smörgåsbord of offerings, including the...

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    Puzzles: 3/12/17

    ephemeron-17 Mar 12, 2017, 10:26 AM

    A cool endgame position from a lecture from Greg Shahade. You may have seen this next position if you read Chess.com's articles. But it's too good not to include. My analysis is guided by the one here (spoilers!): http://en.chessbase.com/post/gibraltar-rd07-2 This...

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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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    The secret top players keep to themselves and how I discovered it.

    GmPrice Mar 29, 2017, 1:52 PM

     When I first started chess, and even for several several years after I was always slightly confused as to what I am supposed to be playing after the opening moves. I'd develop sensibly (so i thought) and eventually...

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    Curious Forms of Chess

    UseWithCare Mar 29, 2017, 12:18 PM

    Do you know that there is a chess set for three players? And a chess set for four and five players? And a level chess set for four players? As a regular player of Russian draughts, I did not know, however, that...

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    Colour Chess

    tomnorf Mar 29, 2017, 7:46 AM

    We have been developing variations of Chess that play on a coloured board. It's a modular setup so every game is different, and can be setup randomly, in a pattern, or competitively (where each player sets up their...

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