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    Jeremy Silman | Tokyo, Japan

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    Ed Silman | United Kingdom

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    Damien Silman | London, Westminster, United Kingdom

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    Jeremy Silman | Kazakhstan

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  • Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice

    IM Silman Mar 23, 2017, 12:53 AM

    Every chess player knows about the classic bishop sacrifice. And everyone wants to smash that light-squared bishop into h7, drag the screaming-in-terror enemy king from its pawn cover, and execute it as its army...

  • Anatoly Karpov's Best Game Prizes

    IM Silman Mar 15, 2017, 7:10 PM

    My last two articles were about the best game prizes for Mikhail Tal (who won the most prizes — 15) and Rashid Nezhmetdinov, who came in tied for 3rd and 4th with Anatoly Karpov (10 prizes; Garry...

  • Rashid Nezhmetdinov's Best Game Prizes

    IM Silman Mar 9, 2017, 3:21 AM

    After showing all of Tal’s 15 best game prizes in my previous article, it struck me that many Chess.com members might not have heard of Rashid Nezhmetdinov (born 1912, died 1974), who tied with Karpov...

  • Who Has The Most Best Game Prizes?

    IM Silman Mar 2, 2017, 4:27 AM

    Before you read this article, have some fun and try to guess who has won the most best game prizes (usually a brilliancy prize but sometimes a positional masterpiece). Did you pick a player? Okay, then let’s...

  • The Opening That Didn't Like Bobby Fischer

    IM Silman Feb 16, 2017, 3:58 AM

    Chess players are always looking for new openings. But picking an opening isn’t easy since there are so many to choose. Sometimes the choice is made by using the openings of your favorite chess hero. And...

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  • Are you stuck between ratings 1200 - 1600?

    corruptedknight Mar 12, 2017, 11:27 AM

    Hello Readers!   You are trying to keep your head held high and spirits up. It's hard to because you feel as if you will never get over the hump. You may have played thousands and thousands of games. Maybe you have...

  • Learn From Vishy Anand in March 2017 Prodigy Program

    GeniusKJ Mar 6, 2017, 9:22 PM

    Registration for the March 2017 month of the Prodigy Program is now open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. We are happy to announce that five-time world champion GM Vishy Anand will be teaching...

  • Outline of three year commitment

    marpole Mar 4, 2017, 10:32 AM

    I recently participated in my first OTB tournament, receiving a performance rating of 825 (CFC rating).   Very humbling experience.  I am committing to regular chess study over the next three years and returning...

  • February Club Game Review

    TheChessPlayingCoder Mar 1, 2017, 3:16 AM

    Chess Club Round 2 - Time Control 65/65 + 30 second increment. My opponent and I had crossed pawns in a few thrilling battles in the past, but he still holds an undefeated streak against me with no draws. ...

  • Push Those Pawns!!!!

    Silmanfan Feb 23, 2017, 5:35 PM

    Don't neglect your pawns! These precious pieces are the heart and soul of chess. As the foot soldiers of chess, these often forgotten pieces hold the game together. While a good pawn structure provides a decisive...

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