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  • 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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    9 Amazing Underpromotions

    GM Gserper Jul 22, 2017, 7:59 PM

    When a pawn reaches the last rank it creates one of the biggest miracles of the game of chess. In such a situation the weakest chess piece can instantly become the strongest one! While in the majority of such cases,...

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    Passionate About Squares: Oddities

    IM Silman Jul 13, 2017, 1:01 AM

    In this article we’ll take a look at "deep squares" (6th, 7th, and even the 8th!). So far we’ve used knights as the conqueror of squares, and most of the games will indeed highlight knights. However,...

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    World Cup Semifinals: Was So Winning?

    PeterDoggers Sep 19, 2017, 10:05 AM

    Both games on the first day of the FIDE World Cup's semifinals were drawn. Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave split the point quickly in a very theoretical line of the Gruenfeld Defense. Wesley So built...

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    World Cup Shock: Carlsen, Kramnik, Nakamura Out

    PeterDoggers Sep 10, 2017, 9:35 AM

    A huge shock was felt at the FIDE World Cup today as some of the biggest names in the tournament got knocked out: Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik and Hikaru Nakamura. Carlsen couldn't beat...

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    Pawns Don't Equal Points In Sinquefield Rd. 3

    FM MikeKlein Aug 4, 2017, 6:12 PM

    After two rounds of more wins than draws, nobody parked his car in the winner's circle after round three of the 2017 Sinquefield Cup. Despite the five draws, it sure seemed like a few more wins were coming in a...

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    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...

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    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!

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    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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    Blitz 5/5 A Game

    RMChess1954 Sep 21, 2017, 9:38 AM

    I don't play enough blitz to be good at it. I think my thinking processes are too slow to ever be good at blitz anyway. So my rating is way below my regular ratings. It seems like if I'm winning on the board I lose...

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    Chess for kids

    blowerd Sep 21, 2017, 9:01 AM

    One of the things we try and do at my local over the board chess club is ensure that anyone has the opportunity to improve their game.  The opportunitys for learning new things about the game of chess, never stop...

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    Re-Learning how to think

    Daybreak57 Sep 21, 2017, 1:46 AM

    You may not really think about it, but the winner or loser in a chess game is determined by the ideas and strategies, good or bad, that the opponents pick.  Call it a clash of ideas.  The person who has better ideas...

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