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    The Forums

    batgirl Aug 16, 2017, 11:13 AM

         When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead...

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    What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament

    louisathomas Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 AM

    I prepared for my first chess tournament for weeks. Every night, I played a rapid game -- and then studied it, reviewing my moves to see where I missed a tactic, where I anticipated the wrong move, where I could...

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    The Fun Of Pros And Cons (Again)

    NM danheisman Jun 15, 2017, 2:26 AM

    Many years ago I wrote a Novice Nook column, "The Fun of Pros and Cons." This column was directed at the many players who play way too fast in long time-control games. The column and its sequel "Chess is Decisions"...

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  • ChessCenter: Russia And Komodo Dominate's Thumbnail

    ChessCenter: Russia And Komodo Dominate

    ChessCenter Nov 26, 2015, 12:55 PM

    The ChessCenter team is back with everything you need to know about a very busy week in chess. Find out how the Russians swept the Euro team championships, and watch a ferocious computer lizard devour Stockfish...

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    Opposite Colored Bishop Endgames: Drawing Tendencies

    GM dbojkov Aug 13, 2013, 7:30 AM

    Our Bulgarian grandmaster treats us to even more complicated examples of defending opposite colored bishop endgames. When several passed pawns are breathing down your throat, do you have the knowledge to restrain...

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    Pawn Structure 101: Chain Reactions 3: Quiz!

    IM dpruess Feb 15, 2011, 9:30 PM

    Pencils down! Seriously, you are about to take a quiz. Subject? The principles, attacking patterns, and tactical motifs within the confines of pawn "chains". IM David Pruess has been arming you with knowledge in...

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