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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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    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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    Upset, Game Of Tournament In U.S. Champs R7

    FM MikeKlein Apr 5, 2017, 6:21 PM

    In January, GM Babu Lalith beat a reigning world champion in five moves when GM Hou Yifan played a protest game in Gibraltar. Surely that's a record for brevity, right? Well, today at the 2017 U.S. championship,...

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    Nakamura, So Among U.S. Champs Leaders

    FM MikeKlein Mar 31, 2017, 7:25 PM

    There are no longer easy title defenses in St. Louis. GM Gata Kamsky used to win U.S. championship titles in bunches earlier this decade, but those days are over. Even the Sinquefield Cup, also held...

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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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    Innocent Blunders #2

    RetiFan Apr 17, 2017, 3:32 AM

    Hi again! When I started this topic, I was sure that I am going to make one of those nerve-testing innocent blunders! I was fearful that I wouldn't be able to keep going with these blog posts. Now, here I am with...

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    The 2017 US Championships Begin!

    USChessFederation Mar 29, 2017, 6:25 PM

    Defending U.S. Champion, Fabiano Caruana, at the Opening Ceremony. Photo: Eric Rosen The US Chess Championships began yesterday with an opening ceremony at the Boo Cat Club that also honored new inductees into...

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    When are Magnus & co. next in action? by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Mar 12, 2017, 8:29 AM

    We've got a quiet couple of weeks chesswise, but it’s the lull before the storm! March ends with a new Chinese supertournament, a new open and So, Caruana and Nakamura in the US Championships, before April sees...

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