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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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    Naked Chess, Snoop Dogg, And Best Chess Ad Ever

    FM MikeKlein Nov 21, 2017, 1:50 PM

    In this month's "In Other News" mashup, we ask if you would play naked chess? Rapper Snoop Dogg asks why the world isn't woke to a girls chess team? And make sure to read until the end for a remembrance of a national...

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    Carlsen-Ding Biggest Champions Showdown Win

    PeterDoggers Nov 15, 2017, 3:35 AM

    By scoring 8.5-3.5 on the final day, Magnus Carlsen beat Ding Liren 67-25 which was the biggest margin of all four Champions Showdown matches in St. Louis. Carlsen won $60,000 (€50,800) for his win, and Ding...

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    Carlsen Demolishes Ding, Wins With Day To Spare

    PeterDoggers Nov 14, 2017, 3:07 AM

    The two will definitely play chess on Tuesday, but by crushing his opponent 6.5-1.5 on the third day of the Champions Showdown in St. Louis Magnus Carlsen secured match victory vs. Ding Liren with a game...

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    An introduction to musketeer chess.

    Ebinola Sep 29, 2017, 1:34 PM

    DISCLAIMER: This is a commissioned article for musketeer chess, and is still a work in progress! I was approached by @musketeerchess2017 to write something for his game because he recognised my 'excellent work'...

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    A long long time ago: US Womens' Championship 1987 (part 2)

    WCM mkkuhner Jul 15, 2017, 3:52 PM

    Image of Estes Park, Colorado by Nyttend, from Wikipedia. It was November 1987, around the time of the first snowstorms in Estes Park, and I was living in a huge empty hotel with the top male and female chessplayers...

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    A long long time ago: US Womens' Championship 1987 (part 1)

    WCM mkkuhner Jul 9, 2017, 10:58 PM

    Image is NM Diane Savereide at the Lucerne tournament in 1982; photo by Gerhard Hund, from Wikipedia. I have had several requests to post older games of mine, and I was also entertained by Vignesh Anand's "Future...

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