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  • Do You Need To Know Mate And Tactic Names?'s Thumbnail

    Do You Need To Know Mate And Tactic Names?

    IM Silman Nov 17, 2017, 12:36 AM

    The Chess.com member grepschrop wrote: “Some players told me that it’s not important to know the names of mating patterns. My experience with kids is contrary. What is your opinion?” SILMAN: Though...

  • The Eternal Battle: Bishops vs Knights's Thumbnail

    The Eternal Battle: Bishops vs Knights

    IM Silman Oct 18, 2017, 11:32 PM

    The Chess.com member dudejan asked: I always seem to struggle to know where to develop my bishops. For knights the concepts of outposts or placement behind a pawn to double defend certain squares are quite logical...

  • Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?'s Thumbnail

    Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?

    GM Gserper Aug 12, 2017, 5:14 PM

    The question in the title of the article might surprise you. Indeed, what can be easier than pushing your pawn to the back rank and choosing a piece you want it to become? In reality, there are more problems...

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  • Ding Liren vs The World's Thumbnail

    Ding Liren vs The World

    FM MikeKlein Jul 27, 2016, 2:12 PM

    The 2016 Sinquefield Cup is just around the corner, and we've got a new entrant in the field. GM Ding Liren is a world-class player who has been ranked as high as eighth in the world, but how does he stack up against...

  • Learn From The Old Masters: Edward Lasker vs Frank Marshall's Thumbnail

    Learn From The Old Masters: Edward Lasker vs Frank Marshall

    GM dbojkov Feb 8, 2016, 11:26 AM

    It's often said that the Old Master played the most instructive games! GM Bojkov demonstrates exactly why in this highly educational match up between Edward (Not Emanuel) Lasker and Frank Marshall!

  • ChessCenter: Big News For Carlsen, Caruana's Thumbnail

    ChessCenter: Big News For Carlsen, Caruana

    ChessCenter Feb 3, 2016, 6:18 AM

    Magnus Carlsen starts off 2016 the right way, but there was big news for Fabiano Caruana, the American number one, now ranked third in the world. Stay on top of a very busy week in chess with this week's episode,...

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  • My System Study Group Chapter 2: Open Files's Thumbnail

    My System Study Group Chapter 2: Open Files

    RMChess1954 Nov 15, 2017, 4:35 PM

    Open files. Nimzo gives the following position, and makes the point that a file is open when your pawns do not block your Rooks or Queen from attacking on those files. He also makes a point that the piece attacks...

  • The Square of the Pawn, Part 1's Thumbnail

    The Square of the Pawn, Part 1

    Gaedel123 Nov 14, 2017, 9:25 PM

    When an enemy pawn is trying to outrace your King down the board, it’s always nice to be able to see with a glance if you (or your opponent) can draw. Sadly, most players feel that they must do the old “he goes...

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    CHESS ENDing TeST

    Manu-Trainer Nov 13, 2017, 2:40 PM

    CHESS ENDing TeST Version 0 = CHESS END TST V0   Trainer = Manuel GARDENES Trainee =       TeST instructions: do fill grey areas...       Nr. POSition Idea Challenge Result   (White's pieces 1st.) (Essence) (Problem...

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