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  • Were Players In The 1800s Terrible?'s Thumbnail

    Were Players In The 1800s Terrible?

    IM Silman Nov 22, 2017, 6:59 PM

    The Chess.com member LittlePawn988 wrote: Something really bugs me. I often hear players, of every level, talking about the strength of masters of the past and sometimes I find them really arrogant and disrespectful....

  • Do You Need To Know Mate And Tactic Names?'s Thumbnail

    Do You Need To Know Mate And Tactic Names?

    IM Silman Nov 17, 2017, 12:36 AM

    The Chess.com member grepschrop wrote: “Some players told me that it’s not important to know the names of mating patterns. My experience with kids is contrary. What is your opinion?” SILMAN: Though...

  • How Can Older Players Improve?'s Thumbnail

    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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  • Wojtaszek gewinnt das Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund's Thumbnail

    Wojtaszek gewinnt das Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund

    PeterDoggers Jul 23, 2017, 11:24 AM

    4 Jahre lang arbeitete er im Hintergrund als Sekundant von Vishy Anand. Heute jedoch stand Radoslaw Wojtaszek selbst im Rampenlicht und gewann in Dortmund sein erstes Superturnier. Wojtaszek mit seiner Frau IM...

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    Magnus Carlsen Mentors Homer Simpson

    FM MikeKlein Feb 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

    World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen is an avid connoisseur of pop culture. Now, he's part of it. Yesterday his long-awaited cameo on the American animated program "The Simpsons" finally aired on the FOX Network. Hard...

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    Magnus Carlsen entrena a Homer Simpson

    FM MikeKlein Feb 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

    El campeón del mundo de ajedrez GM Magnus Carlsen es un ávido conocedor de la cultura pop. Ahora, es también parte de ella.  Este pasado domingo, su esperada aparición...

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  • ChessCenter: Kasparov Out Of Retirement?'s Thumbnail

    ChessCenter: Kasparov Out Of Retirement?

    ChessCenter Jul 8, 2017, 7:52 PM

    Is Garry Kasparov coming out of retirement? And what were the best and worst chess moments so far this summer? The ChessCenter team brings you the news.

  • Sokolov On Winning In The Lopez: f5 Main Lines's Thumbnail

    Sokolov On Winning In The Lopez: f5 Main Lines

    GM vegasicilia Aug 17, 2016, 6:03 PM

    Theoretician and GM, Ivan Sokolov, is here to bolster your knowledge of 3...Bc5 4.c3 f5!? in the Ruy Lopez. Come along for a wild ride as Sokolov shows you how to take the fight to White in these challenging and...

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    Ruy Lopez: The Verdict On 4...Nf6

    GM vegasicilia Jan 23, 2016, 3:40 PM

    GM Ivan Sokolov continues his lesson on in-depth Ruy Lopez theory with the most common fourth move, …Nf6. If you play the Ruy Lopez from either side, you absolutely must know the consequences of this move. Learn...

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  • Andersenn. Some games with the Sicilian Defence.'s Thumbnail

    Andersenn. Some games with the Sicilian Defence.

    simaginfan Dec 10, 2017, 9:48 AM

    The picture is, as you will all know!, of Andersenn and Steinitz. As I have mentioned before, I think that the popular conceptions of Andersenn as a chess player are not entirely accurate. One example of an attempt...

  • Barmen 1905. Tartakower in Haupturnier 'B'.'s Thumbnail

    Barmen 1905. Tartakower in Haupturnier 'B'.

    simaginfan Nov 25, 2017, 9:34 AM

    Well, I thought it was time that I posted something! In connection with some of my stuff elsewhere, Tartakower is a favorite of mine, who had a very long career, as well as being a fascinating personality, and outstanding...

  • A Reti Brilliancy Prize Game.'s Thumbnail

    A Reti Brilliancy Prize Game.

    simaginfan Nov 12, 2017, 9:32 AM

    Nope, the game isn't from New York 1924!!! The above photo is scanned from Chess Pie. Karl Gilg, top left, and Richard Reti centre. It's been a busy weekend - Someone many years ago said to me that if I ever learned...

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