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  • Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice's Thumbnail

    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'...

  • Beat Your Opponent By Retreating!'s Thumbnail

    Beat Your Opponent By Retreating!

    IM Silman Aug 4, 2017, 7:37 AM

    In general, amateur chess players do their best to push their pieces forward and attack. However, sometimes they think they have to retreat due to the opponent threatening something or starting to take over the...

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    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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  • 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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  • Going for a Title: Chapter 3 "More Than Just Squares"'s Thumbnail

    Going for a Title: Chapter 3 "More Than Just Squares"

    dbschultz Aug 14, 2017, 7:26 PM

         "Don't see the board as just squares; you need to see it as ranks, files, and diagonals." When I heard my coach say this, I immediately began to look at the board differently. There was a sudden paradigm shift;...

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    Tactical blindness.

    truffel3 Aug 13, 2017, 10:12 AM

    After 2 weeks of solving only mate in 2 problems i discovered 2 things. For one I'm getting faster in solving , still not at fast as I want but for now after thousands of problems I 'see' about half of the problems....

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    Simple Endgame Puzzles

    Starwater30 Aug 9, 2017, 2:58 AM

                                                                     White to move and win.                                                         White to move and win the game.                                ...

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