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    Karjakin vs Nakamura: The Ultimate Coin Flip

    FM MikeKlein Dec 13, 2017, 10:08 PM

    Never in Speed Chess Championship history, or really in any of Chess.com's head-to-head matches, have two GMs approached their face-off so soon after an over-the-board meeting. A scant five days after playing a...

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    The Ugly Castle

    GM Gserper Dec 8, 2017, 6:17 PM

    Even beginners know that castling is a very important part of an opening strategy since it moves your king away from the center into a comfortable home created by a rook and three pawns. But what if the new king's...

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    The 7 Most Amazing Chess Records

    NM SamCopeland Dec 8, 2017, 6:32 PM

    Records inspire us all to strive for greatness. The long legacy of chess has birthed some records which have stood for decades, and some that may well stand for centuries. Here are seven of the most amazing chess...

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    Essential Patterns For Success

    IM dpruess Mar 3, 2017, 2:42 PM

    A deep understanding of tactical patterns is absolutely essential for a strong chess player. IM David Pruess explains why and illustrates how such understanding works with a variety of positions demonstrating tactics...

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    How To Build A Fortress

    GM vegasicilia Dec 13, 2016, 8:42 AM

    Have you ever been certain you were winning only to come frustratingly to the question: "How do I win?" GM Ivan Sokolov knows a few grandmasters who have! Join him as he reveals some surprising fortresses.

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    Crazyhouse Championships 2016

    ChessTV Dec 13, 2016, 8:48 AM

    The first ever Chess.com Crazyhouse Championship was a thrilling affair as many of the world's best players showed up and threw down. Join IMs Danny Rensch and Aman Hambleton as they bring you all of the action...

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    Ever play different rated players even up?

    DENVERHIGH Dec 16, 2017, 8:17 PM

    Hmm. . . I'm playing five players in matches. I've won one game so far. I'm playing a 1200 player and having a tough time. Not LOSING but hard to make a head way. I won the first game. I'm playing two other with...

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    Path To Chess Prosperity #10: Exceeding My Expectation

    EOGuel Dec 16, 2017, 1:11 PM

    Hello guys, and Merry Christmas! Well... it is 10 days until Christmas... but that counts, right?  Anyways, I had a pretty good chess week! I wasn't able to accomplish all of my goals to perfection,...

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    The Best Ways to Win in Correspondence/Daily Chess

    RALRAL3333 Dec 16, 2017, 8:48 AM

    A little while ago, I did The Worst Ways To Lose In Correspondence/Daily Chess which gave me the idea to now do The Best Ways to Win in Correspondence/Daily Chess! This blog hopefully will be much more funny and...

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