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    How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

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    Gems From The 2012 U.S. Championship

    TigerChess Dec 3, 2016, 7:42 AM

    It's an older archive but still worth its weight in gold. Review the best rounds from the memorable 2012 U.S. Championships with GM Eugene Perelshteyn. This tournament exceeded every chess lover's expectations....

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    Is A Knight On The Rim Always Grim?

    IM Silman Oct 6, 2016, 3:24 AM

    SkladakoV’s question is about this position. He asked: “What if White doesn’t take by 16.Bxa5? Doesn’t that leave the knight on a5 stuck on the side of the board?” Jeremy...

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    Carlsen, So Early Leaders In Paris

    PeterDoggers Jun 21, 2017, 5:10 PM

    Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So are tied for first place after day one of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. They scored five points out of a possible six (since the rapid games count double) and are just ahead of Hikaru...

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    Grand Chess Tour Takes Off In Paris

    PeterDoggers Jun 20, 2017, 3:04 PM

    The 2017 Grand Chess Tour kicked off today in Paris with pro-am activities at the Vivendi headquarters, at a stone's throw of de Arc de Triomphe. With a series of rapid games, tomorrow the tour will officially commence. Garry...

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    U.S. Champs Round 9: "I can't believe what I just witnessed"

    FM MikeKlein Apr 7, 2017, 6:54 PM

    On Chess.com's Tactics Trainer you can solve by the theme: e.g. "attacks on f2/f7." GM Wesley So doesn't need the practice. A year removed from the scintillating cruncher 20. Nxf7!, at today's 2017 U.S. championship...

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    Gems from the 2012 US Championship - Part 6

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Jul 29, 2012, 9:42 AM

    Who says you can't teach an "old dog" new tricks? Today's video by GM Perelshteyn reviews a game by two of the oldest, but still strongest "dogs" on the American Chess Circuit. GM Kamsky vs GM Seirawan starts off...

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    King and Pawn Endings: Bonus Video!

    IM DanielRensch Dec 22, 2010, 6:34 PM

    Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about King and Pawn Endings, IM Danny Rensch hits you with a curve-ball! Next thing you know your struggling with two of the most difficult positions of...

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    Mikhail Chigorin Club

    Spektrowski Jun 16, 2017, 4:20 AM

    Russian chess statistician Vitaly Gnirenko has compiled a list of all players who defeated a reigning classical world champion in a game with classical control. Below is the chronological table of players joining...

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    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 1:02 PM

    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond Whether you are new to chess, or an experienced chess amateur looking for some books to help you improve, the list below is for you. The emphasis here is on FUNDAMENTALS...

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    Good Positional Chess, Planning & Strategy Books for Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Apr 29, 2017, 4:01 PM

    If you are stuck at the lower levels of the rating scale, it may be time for you to begin your study of positional chess and all that follows from from it - planning and strategy. The missing piece which allows...

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