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    Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

    IM Silman Aug 17, 2017, 3:48 AM

    I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t know. However, I’m finally in the mood to discuss some of the Chess.com members'...

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    Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Aug 10, 2017, 3:11 AM

    Everyone has a favorite chess player. People like players that are still alive, like Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, etc. Or players that are no longer with us, like Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal or, going way back,...

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    Beat Your Opponent By Retreating!

    IM Silman Aug 4, 2017, 7:37 AM

    In general, amateur chess players do their best to push their pieces forward and attack. However, sometimes they think they have to retreat due to the opponent threatening something or starting to take over the...

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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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    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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    WPP #5: Confirmation Bias

    chesster3145 Aug 19, 2017, 6:35 PM

        To be terribly honest, I can hardly write right now. I just don't know how to pin confirmation bias down. Even "Inconsistent Thought Process" was easier - just look back at your thoughts during a game and figure...

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    Augsut 2017 Prodigy Program with Karpov Detailed Announcement

    GeniusKJ Aug 12, 2017, 7:09 AM

    12th World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov is teaching in the August 2017 month of the Prodigy Program - the program that helped create the youngest-ever chess master in American history! Registration for the...

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    The Art of Attacking, Part the Last

    EragonShadeslayer03 Aug 2, 2017, 2:47 PM

    Quick note - if you want to read my previous articles, here are the links:           - They do contain some extra little tidbits, so I do recommend it. But I will be publishing a future article which is basically...

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