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    Speed Chess Championship Official Rules

    IM DanielRensch Mar 3, 2017, 10:14 PM

    Below are the official rules and format of Chess.com's 2017 Speed Chess Championship.  For the full list of players in the 2017 Speed Chess Championship, click here. By accepting the invitation...

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    How To Set Up A Chess Game

    CHESScom Mar 10, 2017, 11:01 PM

    Setting up a chess game is easy. It’s playing that can be hard. Here is how to set up a game. Step 1: Decide where to play. Do you want to play on a real board with a friend near you? Or do you...

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    How To Get Better At Chess

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:46 PM

    No matter where you are in chess, you can always get better. And with the right habits and attitude, getting better at chess can be both fun and simple. To get better at chess, you will need to learn the rules,...

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    St. Louis Arch Bishops Win Inaugural PRO League Title

    FM MikeKlein Mar 26, 2017, 1:33 PM

    GM Wesley So carried his team all season in the first year of the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) League. Today, his teammates sealed the win. The top St. Louis Arch Bishops player won his first three games...

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    Carlsen To Face So In Sunday's PRO Chess League Final

    PeterDoggers Mar 26, 2017, 3:37 AM

    The Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League will see a magnificent final, with world number one Magnus Carlsen and world number two Wesley So leading their teams. The final, on Sunday 26 March at 10 a.m. PDT...

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    Season 12 Is About To Launch

    stephen_33 Mar 25, 2017, 7:41 AM

    We now have 18 teams registered to compete in our 12th Knockout Tournament. These are the groups that have registered an interest in taking part so far:- The United States Chess Club, Joseph_Truelson, Joe_Harper North...

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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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    Ways to improve your play?

    NM aww-rats Mar 27, 2017, 11:39 AM

    How to improve your play? I offered this question in my free video lessons course on YouTube nearly 4 years ago. My group rose to be the 2nd largest on chess.com. Anyway, my theory is if you ask 10 chess masters...

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    How To Begin Mastering Chess

    DineshMC Mar 26, 2017, 7:26 PM

    Chess is a highly competitive game played by millions of people around the world. The basics can be mastered in a matter of minutes. Advanced strategic concepts can take years to come to terms with and a lifetime...

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    A Simple Blog About Chess

    SansTheComic1145 Mar 25, 2017, 7:25 PM

    This blog will be completely chess-related. No "Science" or looking for vulgar usernames, just chess. Feel free to comment on it.   For starters, I would like to know what YOU would like me to do. Should I start...

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