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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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    Opening Questions And A Dream Mate

    IM Silman Jan 27, 2016, 10:08 PM

    Openings That Lead to a Draw Question: Chess.com member jos2001 wrote, “I’m a 1076-ranked player who wants to know the best openings to draw.” Answer: Though various openings are known to be...

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    Alekhine's Defense: World Champion Openings

    GM BryanSmith Aug 27, 2015, 2:35 AM

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with...

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    Andersenn. Some games with the Sicilian Defence.

    simaginfan Dec 10, 2017, 9:48 AM

    The picture is, as you will all know!, of Andersenn and Steinitz. As I have mentioned before, I think that the popular conceptions of Andersenn as a chess player are not entirely accurate. One example of an attempt...

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    Game Analysis: Pobble vs ekrematakan

    Pobble Nov 22, 2017, 5:48 AM

    The game started off as a French Defence with an interesting Sicilian style 2...c5 move by Black, which I hadn't seen before. I decided to grab some space with 3.d5 and made a slight blunder by responding to 3...Nf6...

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    Winning by better understanding the plan behind a position

    NM HanSchut Oct 31, 2017, 9:37 AM

    In 2008, my daughter Donna played the European girls championships in Montenegro. In round 7 she was paired against one of the favorites, Keti Tsatsalashvelli from Georgia. Keti has become a Woman Grand Master and...

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