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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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    Light Analysis: Thematic Ideas in the King’s Indian Defence

    IroZobel Jun 15, 2017, 10:43 AM

    Botvinnik says that before Geller, we did not understand the King's Indian Defence. Well, I have trouble understanding it up to this day! Anyway, I want to share a lightly annotated game which displays some ideas...

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    Norway Chess 2017 Round 7

    GM alexcolovic Jun 14, 2017, 12:27 PM

    Mafiosi time in Norway. Three Giuoco Pianos and one Sicilian. Carlsen crushed, Vachier forgets and Aronian stomps the Minister of Defence. Full report here.

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    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 3:41 PM

      Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond Here are what I consider to be a sample of good chess openings books, particularly suitable for the amateur and club player - from beginner to expert.  If you...

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