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    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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    The 3-Check Traps You Need To Know

    FM MikeKlein May 9, 2017, 2:41 AM

    You don't play 3-check on the Chess.com live server? That's a shame. I thought we could be friends. Why is the game great? All that opening theory that masters know more about? Yeah, it's all useless. Draws?...

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    2017 Speed Chess Championship Information

    pete May 2, 2017, 2:07 PM

    The 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship features 16 of the world's best chess players in an innovative eSports bracket tournament. You can find important information on the event below. Broadcast and streaming Schedule Bracket Prizes Format Rules Further...

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    Youth Chess Project Wins 2nd In World Press Photo Awards

    PeterDoggers May 17, 2017, 11:11 AM

    One of the award-winning projects of 2017 World Press Photo involved chess. Czech photographer Michael Hanke earned the prize for his pictures from several youth chess tournaments in his country. Hanke...

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    Is There Good Money In Chess?

    FM MikeKlein May 8, 2017, 4:25 PM

    Money, war, politics. It's going to be a heavy edition of "in other news," Chess.com's collection of all the stories tangentially related to the game. This may be the most contentious compilation yet, so get...

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    Nakamura Wins Convincingly In Speed Champs Opener

    FM MikeKlein May 3, 2017, 3:53 PM

    No one signed up to play GM Hikaru Nakamura, but somebody had to. In the opening match of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship (rebranded from Blitz Battle Championship last year), Nakamura easily defeated qualifier...

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    How Caruana Broke The Rules And Won

    IM DanielRensch Aug 26, 2016, 2:51 PM

    To break the rules, you've gotta know the rules. IM Daniel Rensch shows you how GM Fabiano Caruana was able to think creatively about traditional understandings of doubled pawns, captures toward the center, and...

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    Polgar's Wild West Knight Endgame

    GM AlexYermo Oct 20, 2015, 5:39 PM

    GM Alex Yermolinsky is here to demystify the complex world of knight endgames. Even for Yermo, knight endgames are some of the most challenging due to the complex knight jumps and the lack of established rules and...

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    Opposite Colored Bishops: More Separation Anxiety

    GM AlexYermo Aug 6, 2015, 2:40 PM

    GM Alex Yermolinsky is back with the final word on opposite-color bishop endgames with pawns on the board. Learn the crucial differences between various important positions, and note how even the most subtle...

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    Coastie conjures new form of the ancient game of chess

    Aarao May 20, 2017, 2:29 PM

    IT IS the same centuries-old chess you know — but not as you have ever played it. Welcome to Chessplus, the brainchild of a Copacabana man whose “light bulb moment” came when his daughter grew frustrated with...

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    Word Chaos

    Maquanky May 20, 2017, 1:50 PM

    In this modern world, our leaders have become the ladders of their own objectives. In the past we had leaders of statue. Their objectives were to make the world a better place. They did that with pride in advancing...

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    Self Introduction

    FM Drawyah May 20, 2017, 11:34 AM

    "I see the Classical Dutch/Bird as ‘lurching’ openings and you do play them in this way" – GM Nigel Davies I have started this blog to share my adventure in rediscovering the Bird/Dutch in the 21st century. My correspondence...

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