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    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 3

    IM Silman Jan 19, 2018, 3:56 PM

    CHESS REVIEW Chess Review (from 1933 to late 1969) was without any doubt the best American chess magazine until, in 1961, it ran into a remarkably improved Chess Life. Both tried to beat the other (interest exploded...

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    The Fake News Awards For Chess

    pete Jan 17, 2018, 3:21 PM

    The concept of "fake news" is itself in the news recently. While most of the fake news discussed these days is about politics, there is plenty of fake news in our favorite game. Stronger players should be able...

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    How To Quickly Gain Rating Points

    GM Gserper Jan 12, 2018, 11:49 PM

    In one of my recent articles, I asked readers to share their goals for 2018. Despite my explicit warning that the goal of gaining rating points can be counterproductive, this is exactly what majority of our...

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    Mamedyarov Makes It 2; Korobov Not 'Too Fat' To Lead

    FM MikeKlein Jan 19, 2018, 3:45 PM

    Yesterday's first rest day in Wijk aan Zee saw the storm Friederike barrel through with 140km winds. While the gusts have dissipated, GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov seems to just be getting going. He won again in round...

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    Nakamura Visits South African Chess Events

    FM MikeKlein Jan 18, 2018, 5:22 PM

    South Africa doesn't show up on these news pages often, but a flurry of events took place this month in Johannesburg. Local chess officials wanted to put their country more on the world chess map, and pulled out...

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    Mamedyarov Surges As Tata Steel Goes Sesame Street

    PeterDoggers Jan 18, 2018, 4:12 AM

    In the fifth round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov joined Anish Giri and Viswanathan Anand in the lead. On Wednesday the masters played their games in the Institute for Sound...

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    1. e4 -- Don't Be Embarrassed

    GM AlexYermo Jan 2, 2016, 1:26 PM

    Should you be embarrassed to play the king's pawn openings without much preparation? Of course not. GM Alex Yermolinsky concludes his series on “the fun way to play” with a review of one of his recent games...

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    Women's World Teams: Keeping The Tension vs Kursova

    FM Alisa_Melekhina May 31, 2015, 7:41 AM

    Even if you’ve got a concrete advantage going into the endgame, you could fail to take home the full point if you release the tension too early. FM Alisa Melekhina illustrates this vital concept with one of her...

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    Women's World Teams: Keeping The Tension vs Soumya

    FM Alisa_Melekhina May 12, 2015, 12:01 PM

    FM Alisa Melekhina thoroughly analyzes one of her recent games to teach you the importance of keeping the tension on the chessboard. After building a very promising position out of a hyper-accelerated Dragon,...

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    Review: Chessable

    Milliern Jan 17, 2018, 10:13 AM

    I’ve been asked by a few friends to review chessable.com, and it seems I’m getting more and more requests, as people learn that I’m on there.  So here goes.   I came to chessable thinking it was a joke.  It’s heavily...

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    Chasing the Grandmaster Title

    ChessBrah Jan 17, 2018, 12:12 AM

    As most of you know, grinding towards the GM title has been a personal and professional goal of mine for a very long time now. I became an International Master back in January 2013, and, since then, have always...

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    Concrete Problems, Part 5

    chesster3145 Jan 14, 2018, 6:44 PM

        Hello everyone and welcome to the fifth installment of the series! This time, we'll look at how we can apply the idea of concrete problems to our game, and what they mean in regards to the game...

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