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  • The Strongest Chess Librarian In The World's Thumbnail

    The Strongest Chess Librarian In The World

    GM Gserper Oct 15, 2017, 1:40 AM

    Unless you live under a rock, you know that the 65-year-old librarian James Tarjan beat the former world champion Vladimir Kramnik in the recently concluded Chess.com Isle of Man tournament. Of course Grandmaster...

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    How Can Older Players Improve?

    IM Silman Oct 12, 2017, 1:39 AM

    IMPROVEMENT FOR OLD PLAYERS The Chess.com member jayzorac wrote: I have a question for you. Do you think “older” players can still improve to expert and master level?  SILMAN: Mr. jayzorac...

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    How To Improve Your Calculation

    IM Silman Oct 4, 2017, 7:10 PM

    The Chess.com member Benjamin_Dubuque (rated 1288) wrote: I have a question about calculation. I often miss either simple intermediate moves or very quiet moves in my calculations, especially in complicated messes...

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    6 Of World's Top 10 To Play 80th Wijk aan Zee

    PeterDoggers Oct 18, 2017, 9:30 AM

    The Tata Steel Chess tournament will be celebrating its 80th birthday by having a very strong field. Six players from the current top 10 will be playing. That includes world number one Magnus Carlsen, former...

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    Batumi Chess Club NONA Wins 3rd ECC Title

    IM JovankaHouska Oct 15, 2017, 12:41 PM

    Batumi Chess Club NONA won the European Club Cup on Saturday in Göynük/Antalya. As promised, Chess.com publishes a separate report on the women's tournament, once again written by IM Jovanka Houska. The...

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    Batumi Chess Club NONA Vence 3º Título ECC

    IM JovankaHouska Oct 15, 2017, 12:41 PM

    O Batumi Chess Club NONA venceu a Taça Europeia de Clubes no Sábado, em Göynük/Antalya na Turquia. Como prometido, o Chess.com publica um relatório separado do torneio de senhoras,...

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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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    Great Falls Chinook - Round 4

    logosx1 Oct 16, 2017, 11:56 AM

    In Round 4 I faced the junior member of the dynamic duo from Illinois. His rating is in the mid-1700s, and he gave me a fairly good game that eventually reached a dry position, so we agreed to a draw. I had a minor...

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    Great Falls Chinook - Round 3

    logosx1 Oct 16, 2017, 11:41 AM

    In Round 3 I faced an expert (rating 2000 - 2199) from Illinois who was traveling with his Class-B buddy (rating 1600 - 1799). They are on a quest to play in all 50 states, and they appeared unimpressed with us...

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    How to analyse grandmaster games.

    DeirdreSkye Oct 15, 2017, 10:23 PM

          When I was a kid I had the luck to attend a very interesting lecture.The lecturer described a method to analyse grandmaster games without the use of engine that made quite an impression to me.I decided to...

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