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    The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

    IM Silman May 26, 2017, 2:03 AM

    The Gothenburg Interzonal (Sweden) in 1955 was a 21-player round robin that was held from August 15 to September 21. The top group was the Soviet players (in no particular order): David Bronstein, Efim Geller,...

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    The 3-Check Traps You Need To Know

    FM MikeKlein May 9, 2017, 2:41 AM

    You don't play 3-check on the Chess.com live server? That's a shame. I thought we could be friends. Why is the game great? All that opening theory that masters know more about? Yeah, it's all useless. Draws?...

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    Is Speed Chess Good For You?

    NM danheisman Apr 26, 2017, 3:28 AM

    Yes.* *Speed chess is good for you (meaning it can help your slow chess, too) but doing it "incorrectly" could be harmful. Let's digress... A few years ago our Main Line Chess Club hosted a seminar by WGM Jennifer...

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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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    Jedi Mind Trick: Fooling Myself to Victory

    NapoleonBonaparteIV Jun 27, 2017, 6:31 AM

    To see the full article, check out Chess^Summit for more news and games from ambitious players across the United States! It took nearly two months, but this past weekend I finally saw the benefits my European excursion...

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    So Close...

    MafuMafu Jun 26, 2017, 2:02 PM

    Going into the last tournament of the year at the Illowa Chess Club, everyone knew it was going to be a tough fight for who would win the last seven spots of the club championship because of how close the standings...

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    The fluctuating value of the pieces - Pawns

    FangBo Jun 26, 2017, 8:44 AM

      One of the first things you get taught is the value of each piece, and we can understand this because of the number of squares each piece can move to, thus the control they have over other areas of the board....

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