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  • My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 3's Thumbnail

    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 3

    IM Silman Jan 19, 2018, 3:56 PM

    CHESS REVIEW Chess Review (from 1933 to late 1969) was without any doubt the best American chess magazine until, in 1961, it ran into a remarkably improved Chess Life. Both tried to beat the other (interest exploded...

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    The Fake News Awards For Chess

    pete Jan 17, 2018, 3:21 PM

    The concept of "fake news" is itself in the news recently. While most of the fake news discussed these days is about politics, there is plenty of fake news in our favorite game. Stronger players should be able...

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    How To Quickly Gain Rating Points

    GM Gserper Jan 12, 2018, 11:49 PM

    In one of my recent articles, I asked readers to share their goals for 2018. Despite my explicit warning that the goal of gaining rating points can be counterproductive, this is exactly what majority of our...

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  • Mamedyarov Makes It 2; Korobov Not Too Fat To Lead's Thumbnail

    Mamedyarov Makes It 2; Korobov Not Too Fat To Lead

    FM MikeKlein Jan 19, 2018, 3:45 PM

    Yesterday's first rest day in Wijk aan Zee saw the storm Friederike barrel through with 140km winds. While the gusts have dissipated, GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov seems to just be getting going. He won again in round...

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    Carlsen Perfect In PRO Chess League Week 1

    NM SamCopeland Jan 19, 2018, 10:21 AM

    Magnus Carlsen (Norway Gnomes), Yu Yangyi (Chengdu Pandas), Le Quang Liem (Webster Windmills), and Luka Lenic (Ljubljana Turtles) managed the impressive feat of scoring 4/4 in week one of the PRO Chess League. Each...

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    Nakamura Visits South African Chess Events

    FM MikeKlein Jan 18, 2018, 5:22 PM

    South Africa doesn't show up on these news pages often, but a flurry of events took place this month in Johannesburg. Local chess officials wanted to put their country more on the world chess map, and pulled out...

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  • How To Checkmate: Double Bishop Mate's Thumbnail

    How To Checkmate: Double Bishop Mate

    GM Ginger_GM Oct 2, 2017, 7:28 PM

    Can you harness the almighty power of two bishops to checkmate? GM Simon Williams shows you how to deliver death on the diagnonals.

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    How To Checkmate: Smothered Mate

    GM Ginger_GM Oct 2, 2017, 7:25 PM

    This is the checkmate that knight fans dream their whole lives of playing in a real game -- the smothered mate. It's probably the most fun checkmate to play, and GM Williams shows you how to do it.

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    Magnus Carlsen's 5 Tips For Beginners

    GM MagnusCarlsen Dec 30, 2017, 11:13 AM

    Are you a chess beginner? Can you think of anyone better to learn from than the highest-rated chess player of all time, the world champion Magnus Carlsen? In this Chess.com exclusive video, Carlsen counts down...

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    Repeated mistakes in chess

    Daybreak57 Jan 20, 2018, 4:57 AM

    Years ago I was playing chess at Starbucks and I saw someone I know that goes by the name of Rogue_King on chess.com playing chess with someone I have never seen before.  When watching the game they were playing...

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    Bobby Fischer Trap

    samyakdeshpande Jan 20, 2018, 4:44 AM

    Bobby Fischer Trap Bobby Fischer was a brilliant chess player and there is so much that we can learn from him. In this trap we look at one of his many contributions to the chess world. Starting with the king pawn...

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    Delhi Dynamite starts with a draw against Mumbai Movers

    DelhiDynamite Jan 20, 2018, 4:31 AM

    Aradhya Garg was Dynamite’s unlikely hero as the team clung on for a half-point in an impressive 8-8 draw at PRO Chess League on Thursday. Each match is a set of four all-play-all rounds. The first round was drawn...

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