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  • What In The World Is A Chess Style?'s Thumbnail

    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

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    How To Stomp Emanuel Lasker

    IM Silman Apr 20, 2017, 2:29 AM

    Simultaneous exhibitions are a great thing. A player who would normally never come face-to-face with a famous chess international master or grandmaster is able to live a dream and do his best to beat a legend and...

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    How Can You Consistently Improve Your Chess Game?

    IM Silman Apr 13, 2017, 4:29 AM

    The Chess.com member Cubronzo asked: “I’ve been playing chess for about a year now and my playing strength keeps going up and down. My main problem is my ability to see ahead in a chess position. Do...

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    Carlsen-Anand: Prediction Time!

    PeterDoggers Nov 6, 2014, 12:41 AM

    This Saturday the World Championship Match starts in Sochi. Most chess fans think that Magnus Carlsen will keep his title, but what about the experts?  In our first preview we listed the match schedule...

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    2012 Holiday Puzzler Answers and Winners

    SonofPearl Jan 4, 2013, 6:13 AM

    Many thanks to all the Chess.com members who entered the 2012 Chess.com Holiday Puzzler! There were 18 chess related questions, and a total of 29 marks to earn, but how many did you answer correctly? As always the...

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    Appreciation

    IM dpruess May 8, 2011, 9:18 PM

    Dear Chesscom Community -I have some bad news: There is a very good chance that one of our beloved and long-standing Chess.com Columnists will no longer be writing for our site. World renowned chess author,...

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    Devilishly Difficult Puzzles

    IM Keaton87 May 31, 2015, 7:47 AM

    Chess puzzles are a hot topic lately. IM Rensch is solving them in marathon sessions, IM Silman is writing about them (see related links), and IM Keaton Kiewra is asking you to solve some of the hardest chess problems...

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    Lessons on Positional Play: Part 1

    GM kaidanov May 16, 2013, 7:52 PM

    The ever-modest GM Gregory Kaidanov begins his video series on positional play with, what else, a loss! He builds an attacking position despite playing against the isolated queen pawn, but loses his initiative when...

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    3 Years on chess.com

    RiddlesMcFiddles Apr 26, 2017, 6:56 PM

    Today April 27th marks 3 years since I started playing on chess.com and by extension how long I've been playing chess for (I did know how the pieces moved prior to joining chess.com but only played like one game...

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    What's important to become a better chess player?

    Die_Schanze Apr 25, 2017, 4:24 AM

    In the past i wondered much about my opening and forgot about what is really important in chess. I have cleared my bookshelf by giving some stuff to my chess club and selling most of the opening books and i will...

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    How to improve my chess? Part II

    Janek Apr 16, 2017, 12:46 AM

    Good morning!  When yesterday I post my first post after that I was a little-bit disappoint, but anyway I post it.  Now I want to clearance some thinks.  I hope this blog help me to improve my game and the same...

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