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  • 7 Reasons To Play The 2018 Chess.com Daily Chess Championship's Thumbnail

    7 Reasons To Play The 2018 Chess.com Daily Chess Championship

    NM SamCopeland Dec 23, 2017, 4:54 PM

    Registration is open for the 2018 Chess.com Daily Chess Championship, set to begin at 12 a.m. Pacific on January 1. This is the first such tournament we have organized on Chess.com. Here are seven reasons you should...

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    How Does AlphaZero Play Chess?

    Mel_OCinneide Dec 18, 2017, 6:01 PM

    By now you've heard about the new kid on the chess-engine block, AlphaZero, and its crushing match win vs Stockfish, the strongest open-source chess engine. The reactions from the chess community to this match...

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    Can You Beat Magnus Carlsen?

    GM Gserper Nov 25, 2017, 2:28 PM

    The Wall Street Journal is not the publication you want to read looking for a good laugh, unless you find such terms like GDP, P/E ratio or volatility index particularly funny. Yet, I couldn't stop smiling reading...

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  • Hou Yifan's Big Queen Sacrifice's Thumbnail

    Hou Yifan's Big Queen Sacrifice

    IM djgwards Feb 24, 2017, 7:42 AM

    Hou Yifan made a lot of news in Gibraltar, but maybe not enough news was devoted to this incredible game she played. It might even be the game of the tournament. IM Teddy Coleman presents! Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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    Hikaru Explains How To Beat A Queen Sacrifice

    GM Hikaru Feb 24, 2017, 9:48 PM

    How do you handle a queen sacrifice from your opponent? Hikaru Nakamura is back to give you a personal lesson on one of the most exciting things that can happen in a chess game.

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    12 Best Moves Of 2016

    FM MikeKlein Dec 23, 2016, 9:38 AM

    What were the best moves of 2016? FM Mike Klein reveals his very favorite moves of the year in a video packed with queen sacrifices, daring pawn promotions, or just pure chaos inducing flights of fancy.

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  • 2018 Australian Chess Reserves: Ending the Draw Curse's Thumbnail

    2018 Australian Chess Reserves: Ending the Draw Curse

    CM Data_Pillars Jan 19, 2018, 6:17 PM

    After a bit of a hiatus from serious chess, I played in the Reserves division of the 2018 Australian Chess Championships, which ran from 2-12 January. In each of the last few big tournaments I had played in, I only...

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    How To Improve As A Beginner#8 - The Pin

    FangBo Jan 13, 2018, 4:39 AM

    Good day to you all! In this article, and in some following ones to come, I will be referring to an old classic chess book called 'Improve Your Chess Fast' by GM Alberic O`Kelly de Galway. To become a better chess...

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    Day 9

    Illcheckyoumate Jan 10, 2018, 2:13 AM

    Day 9!Been travelling today and catching up with my brother so could only slip in a few games. Had a few good ones but not the most accurate play all around. I think this has been a consistent theme so far   I've...

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