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  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 7's Thumbnail

    Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 7

    IM Silman Aug 12, 2014, 1:01 PM

    GOOD OR BAD? Mordecai10 asked: I have just completed part 1 of your Test Your Chess Understanding articles, and I wasn’t completely satisfied by one aspect of your solutions. In your solution to puzzle...

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    How to Play Against Old Guys, Pt. 1

    IM Silman Apr 16, 2013, 11:54 AM

    I’ve been retired from over-the-board combat since the end of 1999. Though I probably will never play again, I have (from time to time) toyed with the idea of competing in the World Senior Championship, which...

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    Video Guide

    News Sep 8, 2011, 10:55 PM

    Need a little help navigating the thousands of videos on Chess.com? Use this guide to find all the videos you need on topics such as: The Opening Tactics Strategy The...

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    Connecting the Dots & Making Consistent Plans

    GM GMMelik Aug 12, 2011, 7:40 PM

    Grandmaster Khachiyan reviews a game of his own in the Schliemann Defense, and offers several instructive gems along the way. Starting with some "need to know" information about the Schliemann, Melik divulges his...

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    Ruy Lopez variations...

    Alvarej Dec 15, 2016, 11:19 PM

    THE RUY LOPEZ.... Ruy Lopez:Alapin Defense... Ruy Lopez :Lucena Variation... Ruy Lopez:Bird Variation... Ruy Lopez :Closed variation. Ruy Lopez:Closed  Averbakh Variation... Ruy Lopez:Closed Bogoljubow...

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    Game of the Week: Race to the Finish

    ijgeoffrey Jun 26, 2016, 9:01 PM

    For my first Game of the Week, I am featuring a recent tournament game. It is from a chess.com thematic tournament, featuring my favorite opening as black: the Schliemann Defense, Jaenisch Gambit. The gambit (1....

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    The Ruy Lopez Q & A

    Robert_New_Alekhine Nov 4, 2015, 9:36 AM

    Member Chicken_Monster sent the following questions to me regarding the Ruy Lopez Opening: Please go over the following if appropriate. Thanks Robert. (1) What do you recommend playing in the Ruy Lopezas White...

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