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    The Deadly Pawn Sacrifice

    GM Gserper Nov 21, 2017, 12:54 AM

    In last week's article we learned some of the favorite chess patterns of super-GM Ding Liren. As you probably remember, he loves to play for domination when his opponent's pieces can barely move. His most common...

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    Fun With Double-Exchange Sacs

    FishThatRoared Oct 24, 2017, 9:25 PM

    When I was a teenage Sicilian Dragon aficionado, I salivated over the thought that one day I might land in a certain theoretical sub-variation of the Yugoslav Attack where Black sacrifices not one but both exchanges...

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    The Strongest Chess Librarian In The World

    GM Gserper Oct 15, 2017, 1:40 AM

    Unless you live under a rock, you know that the 65-year-old librarian James Tarjan beat the former world champion Vladimir Kramnik in the recently concluded Chess.com Isle of Man tournament. Of course Grandmaster...

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    Stockfish Wins Chess.com Computer Championship

    pete Nov 18, 2017, 12:56 AM

    The powerful, open-source chess engine Stockfish narrowly beat out two strong commercial engines to win the first Chess.com Computer Chess Championship this week. Stockfish placed clear first in the 10-engine...

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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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    Continental Women's Championship: Deadly King Walk

    GM dbojkov Jul 28, 2016, 10:07 AM

    GM Dejan Bojkov brings us a stunning and obscure miniature featuring a beautiful king hunt with plenty of short, but sweet, checkmating lines. As a bonus, you'll learn some important ideas in the 6.h3 variation...

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    How MVL Made 2800 vs Caruana

    IM DanielRensch Jul 19, 2016, 9:23 PM

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the Dortmund super-GM tournament and smashed through the 2800 rating barrier to become number-two in the world. How did MVL do it? IM Daniel Rensch analyzes the fascinating Najdorf...

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    IM Danny Kopec's Best Game

    FM MikeKlein Jul 2, 2016, 9:39 AM

    IM Danny Kopec was for decades a beloved and respected teacher and player in the U.S. chess community. Chess.com's Mike Klein honors his death in 2016 by presenting his self-titled Kopec system in the Sicilian and...

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    Ruy Lopez, Marshall Attack, Steiner Variation!

    IndreRe Nov 18, 2017, 9:46 AM

    There are two opposing schools of thought as to how intermediate players should approach the opening: Specialization - the specialization philosophy recommends that one specialize exclusively in a White opening...

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    chess opening list

    csayant2014 Nov 17, 2017, 6:23 AM

    hi e4 and d4 are mostly overplayed by any level. and mostly super transposed to other structure. i am giving few ideas here or list of opening against e4 and d4 that will make u surprise and c4 won't worry you anymore.    against...

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    my opening journey part 5 -- alpin or delayed alpin in sicilian defence

    csayant2014 Nov 16, 2017, 10:33 AM

    hi   i always searched for the opening that has still some venom left and can be playable in all rated player. playing against sicilian is quite tough for such player who has lesser comfort level into it . we can...

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