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    I’m Passionate About Squares

    IM Silman Jun 22, 2017, 1:54 AM

    Many chess players have a limited understanding of the game. They think it’s all about mating the enemy king. They think it’s all about tactics and attack. They think it’s about creating threats....

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    More Of Bisguier's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Jun 9, 2017, 1:03 AM

    Grandmaster Arthur Bisguier was born in 1929 and he died in April 2017. The purpose of this two-part series is to let you enjoy the attacking genius of one of America’s most talented players (you can find...

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    Bisguier's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Jun 1, 2017, 3:02 AM

    Though I played the late, great grandmaster Arthur Bisguier in Canada a long time ago (he beat me), I didn’t really know the man. Photo courtesy US Chess. However, knowing a man is one thing, but knowing...

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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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    Join LAST Regular Prodigy Program Month - June 2017

    GeniusKJ Jun 16, 2017, 6:00 AM

    Registration for the June 2017 month of the Prodigy Program is still open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Renown coach and commentator IM Lawrence Trent will also teach in the Prodigy Program...

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    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 1:02 PM

    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond Whether you are new to chess, or an experienced chess amateur looking for some books to help you improve, the list below is for you. The emphasis here is on FUNDAMENTALS...

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    1500 again!

    chesster3145 May 21, 2017, 3:16 PM

        It's really interesting. If you ask most people on the chess.com forums, they'll say that the first big hump in chess is at 1400. 1400 seems to be the point where knowing your tactical and positional ABCs is...

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