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  • Girl Power In Chess's Thumbnail

    Girl Power In Chess

    GM Gserper Apr 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    At of this writing, GM Hou Yifan is the sole leader of the super tournament in Baden Baden. Her play in this tournament so far is simply unbelievable and each game is a textbook example of good chess. Photo:...

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    How To Stomp Emanuel Lasker

    IM Silman Apr 20, 2017, 2:29 AM

    Simultaneous exhibitions are a great thing. A player who would normally never come face-to-face with a famous chess international master or grandmaster is able to live a dream and do his best to beat a legend and...

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    The Queen Of Blunders Takes On Tactics

    louisathomas Apr 19, 2017, 1:22 PM

    In the beginning, tactics were a way to waste time. They were something to do while I was impatient, waiting in line or while water boiled. I had never played chess before, but I had watched my boyfriend play it,...

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    Guseinov Wins Last Speed Chess Qualifier

    NM SamCopeland Apr 26, 2017, 9:56 AM

    8.5 points was the winning score in all four Speed Chess qualifiers. Today, only GM Gadir Guseinov made that mark. He wins the final qualification spot for the Speed Chess Championships, joining GMs Sergey Grigoriants,...

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    Dzagnidze Wins Euro Women's Championship

    IM JovankaHouska Apr 24, 2017, 2:51 PM

    Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia won the 18th edition of the European individual championship for women, held April 11-22 in Riga, Latvia. IM Jovanka Houska, who participated as well, reports. Nana Dzagnidze....

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    Mamedyarov Bamboozles Eljanov, Steals Lead In Shamkir

    NM SamCopeland Apr 23, 2017, 4:30 PM

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov has long been renowned for his skill in sharp, complex positions. He drew on his talents today to defeat Pavel Eljanov, but he also needed a bit of luck as Eljanov missed a clear win. Consequently,...

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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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    3 Years on chess.com

    RiddlesMcFiddles Apr 26, 2017, 6:56 PM

    Today April 27th marks 3 years since I started playing on chess.com and by extension how long I've been playing chess for (I did know how the pieces moved prior to joining chess.com but only played like one game...

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    DOs and DON'Ts for Improving Your Chess: 10 Life-Changing Tips

    Pr0bl3m Apr 25, 2017, 4:04 PM

    Hello, fellow chess players! Are you looking to spice up your rating? Become a Grandmaster? Or even tower above puny bygones like Magnus Carlsen? Well, I have just the solution for you!  With these 10 tips, you'll...

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    My Recent Problems. 4/25/2017

    LauriAikio Apr 25, 2017, 8:23 AM

    Recent Problems Date ID Rating Moves Avg. Time My Time Outcome My Rating Apr 25, 2017 0037663 1948 0/2 0:32 0:15 (0% | -10)   2017 Apr 25, 2017 0393751 1930 6/6 1:47 2:18 (74% | +2)   2027 Apr 25, 2017 0144410 1898 2/2 0:46 0:29 (96%...

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