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    Can Chess Players Learn From Poker?

    GM Gserper Apr 2, 2017, 12:02 AM

    Chess and poker are frequently compared as both games are based on strategic thinking and decision making. I know many professional and semi-professional chess players who've completely abandoned chess in...

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    Gems From The 2012 U.S. Championship

    TigerChess Dec 3, 2016, 7:42 AM

    It's an older archive but still worth its weight in gold. Review the best rounds from the memorable 2012 U.S. Championships with GM Eugene Perelshteyn. This tournament exceeded every chess lover's expectations....

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    USCL 2013

    TigerChess Dec 3, 2016, 7:37 AM

    Another year brings another season of the United States Chess League. Per usual, a star-studded cast full of America's strongest competition make up the entire playing field. Of course, with this talented a pool,...

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    Riazantsev, Kosteniuk Win Russian Superfinal, And A Car

    PeterDoggers Oct 27, 2016, 5:21 AM

    GMs Alexander Riazantsev and Alexandra Kosteniuk are the winners of this year's Russian Championship Superfinal. Kosteniuk claimed the women's title with a round to spare; Riazantsev decided matters today....

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    Shirov Wins, Takes Day Off, Leads Isle Of Man

    FM MikeKlein Oct 5, 2016, 3:05 AM

    GM Alexei Shirov has gone from "Fire on Board" to "Smoldering on Board" at the Chess.com Isle of Man International. Despite the lower temperatures, the veteran still can't be stopped, but his games have taken...

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    5 Perfect Teams Left At Baku Olympiad

    PeterDoggers Sep 6, 2016, 1:40 PM

    Only India, Netherlands and Ukraine started with five team victories at the 42nd Olympiad. In the women's tournament, Russia and Ukraine did the same, going into the rest day. The Netherlands...

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    Sicilian Dragon: In-Depth Endgame

    IM Keaton87 Apr 18, 2016, 9:39 PM

    GM Gawain Jones used the Sicilian Dragon to pull off an upset win against Yu Yangyi. Learn how Jones was able to reach an extremely complicated endgame and how he won it with analysis by IM Keaton Kiewra.

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    Sicilian Dragon Burns Yangyi

    IM Keaton87 Apr 13, 2016, 9:37 PM

    How did Gawain Jones beat one of the hottest upcoming chess stars, Yu Yangyi? By using the fiery Sicilian Dragon as Black. IM Keaton Kiewra shows you how Jones employed his Dragon during this year’s Tradewise...

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    Keaton's Pet Dragon

    IM Keaton87 Dec 21, 2015, 2:04 PM

    How can you turn a dragon into your pet? IM Keaton Kiewra just finished a marathon of chess tournaments, and he is back with a new lesson on how to use one of Black’s most aggressive openings to play a stronger...

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Milliern Jun 23, 2017, 9:22 AM

    My trip to Las Vegas was a success.  It doesn’t look particularly great on paper, but a mental catalog of what I accomplished tells a different story.  In either case, my trip was shrouded with fear and loathing;...

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    My Chicago Open 2017!

    NightHawk0085 Jun 19, 2017, 9:09 AM

    I played in the 4 day schedule of the 2017 Chicago Open in the U1900 division. I knew that I would have an uphill battle in this event for a few reasons: 1.) I'm rated in the lower half of the field at 1767; 2.)...

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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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