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  • Is Speed Chess Good For You?'s Thumbnail

    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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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    The Best Chess Openings For Beginners

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:42 PM

    The first few moves of a chess game can be some of the most important moves you make. In those moves, you will establish your early plans and fight for your place on the board. Most beginners don’t need to...

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    Krush On Chess: 01-04-16

    ChessTV Apr 26, 2016, 2:34 PM

    GM Irina Krush shows us an exciting game from the Qatar Master tournament--one of the strongest open tournaments in the world! In this match up vs Abhishek, our hero choose an exciting but positional Sicilian Defense.

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    Sicilian Attacks: Queen And Rook Lifts

    GM dbojkov Oct 29, 2015, 7:12 PM

    What are some of the most devastating ways to attack with White against the Sicilian Defense? Queen and rook lifts! GM Dejan Bojkov shows you a sparkling Nigel Short brilliancy where he used these tactical ideas...

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    Best Blitz Openings: Bb5 Sicilian

    GM Dlugy Jul 6, 2015, 6:59 PM

    How do some of the top players in the world respond to the aggressive Sicilian Defense? GM Maxim Dlugy shows you one of the main weapons in White’s openings arsenal: the Bb5 Sicilian. This solid opening is...

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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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    Chess Buddies

    Alvin_Cruz Jun 22, 2017, 6:38 AM

    I joined Chess.com on September 14, 2014. Its my birthday on the next day so I thought of reviving my hobby but I failed that time. A year after, I restarted playing chess. With limited time and internet connection,...

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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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