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  • How To Learn From The Best's Thumbnail

    How To Learn From The Best

    GM Gserper Nov 11, 2017, 7:33 PM

    In one of my recent articles we analyzed the games of Rudolf Pitschak. As one of the readers correctly pointed out, he wasn't the best player in the world. Actually quite far from that! And yet we could learn something...

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    The Strongest Player You've Never Heard Of?

    GM Gserper Oct 28, 2017, 11:05 PM

    From time to time I learn about strong players from the past that are generally forgotten now. I wrote about one such player in this old article. Today I would like to talk about another master who is pretty much...

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    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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  • 1. e4 -- Don't Be Embarrassed's Thumbnail

    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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  • Ruy Lopez, Marshall Attack, Steiner Variation!'s Thumbnail

    Ruy Lopez, Marshall Attack, Steiner Variation!

    IndreRe Nov 18, 2017, 9:46 AM

    There are two opposing schools of thought as to how intermediate players should approach the opening: Specialization - the specialization philosophy recommends that one specialize exclusively in a White opening...

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    GLOBE

    g_sorkin Nov 13, 2017, 9:08 PM

    BILL'S ALZHEIMER'S BATTLE! Bill Clinton appears to have trouble finding his thoughts, insiders say. Former President Bill Clinton's weak, wasted and shaky condition while trying to give a speech has triggered fears...

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    Progress Update #2: Stagnation and a New Start

    German_MagnusCarlsen Nov 12, 2017, 11:55 AM

    Since my last post, I have played a couple of small local tournaments and brought my USCF rating up to 2025.   Despite my rating gain, I feel that my play is taking a turn for the worse. A few weeks ago, I stopped...

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