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  • Mamedyarov's Secret For Classic, Modern Chess's Thumbnail

    Mamedyarov's Secret For Classic, Modern Chess

    GM Gserper Jun 14, 2017, 4:18 AM

    When I read the recent news that the Azerbaijani GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov crossed the magic 2800 mark, I wasn't surprised. Well, actually I was surprised that it didn't happen many years ago. You see, while...

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    Follow Hikaru Nakamura's Advice

    GM Gserper Jun 4, 2017, 12:20 AM

    As the saying goes, a talented person is talented in everything. Therefore I wasn't really surprised when I saw Hikaru Nakamura's tweet about making a killing in the stock market. $LULU with the big miss...

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    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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    Grand Chess Tour Takes Off In Paris

    PeterDoggers Jun 20, 2017, 3:04 PM

    The 2017 Grand Chess Tour kicked off today in Paris with pro-am activities at the Vivendi headquarters, at a stone's throw of de Arc de Triomphe. With a series of rapid games, tomorrow the tour will officially commence. Garry...

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    Aronian Wins Altibox Norway Chess Tournament

    PeterDoggers Jun 16, 2017, 11:07 AM

    Levon Aronian won the Altibox Norway Chess tournament in Stavanger on Friday. He was never in danger against Wesley So, who drew all his nine games. Runner-up Hikaru Nakamura lost to Fabiano Caruana but...

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    Norway Chess R5: Silence After The Storm

    PeterDoggers Jun 11, 2017, 2:51 PM

    The storm of spectacular chess that swept through Stavanger was short-lived. Round five of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament saw five draws, which means Hikaru Nakamura retained his half-point lead with four...

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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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  • Patience: The threat is stronger than the execution's Thumbnail

    Patience: The threat is stronger than the execution

    NM eltenedor Jun 20, 2017, 10:26 PM

    After a rough Chicago Open, I made a recovery in recent games, clinching 3 of my last 5 games and winning the blitz tournament at the Continental Class Championships with 7/8. I'm particularly happy with my 2nd...

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    Paris, Leuven and 17 Chess Players

    Mihai-Stefan Jun 20, 2017, 4:36 AM

    Paris is once again home to the first stop of the Grand Chess Tour from 21-25 June. Then, almost immediately after that from 28 June-2 July we have the second leg in Leuven, Belgium.  The Grand Chess Tour consists...

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    What Is Your Chess Story?

    USChessFederation Jun 13, 2017, 4:56 PM

    "Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today." -Robert McKee Stories can entertain, inspire, and offer experiences to relate to. Through the many mediums of storytelling available...

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