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  • America's Got Talent: 8 Kids Crowned National Champions's Thumbnail

    America's Got Talent: 8 Kids Crowned National Champions

    IM dpruess Jun 13, 2017, 4:28 PM

    From June 2-4, 42 of the most talented chess kids in the U.S. competed in the ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC), held for the sixth consecutive year on Chess.com. The purpose of this event...

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    The Day They Killed Magnus Carlsen's Dream

    KajaMSnare Jun 11, 2017, 7:49 AM

    The clock now shows 12:18 am where I am sitting in Oslo. 19 minutes past a devastating day. I just got home from a very eventful day at work, and my initial plan was to pour a glass of wine and finish off the second...

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    Celebrity Chess: Hutch vs Urschel

    pete Jun 7, 2017, 4:59 AM

    UPDATE: The event has been moved to Wednesday, July 5 at 3 p.m. Pacific (7 p.m. Eastern.) The fast-growing world of eSports streaming meets professional football as the popular Twitch streamer "Hutch" will face...

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    Carlsen First At Paris Rapid, Heated In Interview

    PeterDoggers Jun 23, 2017, 3:50 PM

    Magnus Carlsen came first in the rapid segment of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. He finished on 14 points, one more than Alexander Grischuk. Hikaru Nakamura is in third place, going into the blitz segment...

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    Carlsen Leads Paris Grand Chess Tour After Day 2

    PeterDoggers Jun 22, 2017, 2:49 PM

    Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader after two days of play at the Paris Grand Chess Tour. He is still one point ahead of Hikaru Nakamura, after both players scored two wins and then drew each other on Thursday. The...

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    Carlsen, So Early Leaders In Paris

    PeterDoggers Jun 21, 2017, 5:10 PM

    Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So are tied for first place after day one of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. They scored five points out of a possible six (since the rapid games count double) and are just ahead of Hikaru...

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  • Essential Patterns For Success's Thumbnail

    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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    rating drop.

    truffel3 Jun 23, 2017, 8:25 PM

    I still don't know if it's realistic to try to improve at a certain age with 26+ i'm already ancient. In 7 months I went from 950 to 1500 but now well, But now my ratings dropped back to 1350.

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    Tarrasch, Opening Pitfalls and Engine Analysis

    WhackDot Jun 23, 2017, 5:30 PM

    Continuing coverage of my journey in chess improvement as an "Over the Hill" player, I offer you analysis of my 16th "Rapid" game (a game in 30 minutes tonight) on my way to establishing a slow chess rating so that...

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Milliern Jun 23, 2017, 9:22 AM

    My trip to Las Vegas was a success.  It doesn’t look particularly great on paper, but a mental catalog of what I accomplished tells a different story.  In either case, my trip was shrouded with fear and loathing;...

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