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    The Best Chess Openings For Beginners

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:42 PM

    The first few moves of a chess game can be some of the most important moves you make. In those moves, you will establish your early plans and fight for your place on the board. Most beginners don’t need to...

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    How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

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    Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:07 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Expand your Knowledge of Common Structures and Plans Learn...

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    Aronian New Leader At Grenke

    PeterDoggers Apr 19, 2017, 4:40 PM

    Hou Yifan missed a draw and lost an instructive endgame to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave today at the Grenke Chess Classic. The new leader is Levon Aronian, who won against Matthias Bluebaum. Levon Aronian,...

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    Ding, Giri Lead In Shenzen, Where Bishops Rule

    PeterDoggers Mar 25, 2017, 9:32 AM

    GMs Ding Liren and Anish Giri are the leaders after three rounds at the Shenzhen Longgang Chess Masters in Shenzhen, China. The other participants are GMs Michael Adams, Peter Svidler, Pentala Harikrishna,...

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    And The Winner Is... Women's World Champion Tan Zhongyi

    IM JovankaHouska Mar 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Hou Yifan lost her world title, but China did not. Beating favorite Anna Muzychuk in the final's playoff (and top seed Ju Wenjun earlier in the tournament), Tan Zhongyi of China became the new Women's...

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    Regarding "Opening Theory"

    TyrinRossPrice Apr 25, 2017, 7:25 AM

    Strong players and coaches are often telling beginners and novices to avoid studying opening theory and concentrate on learning tactics, basic checkmates, and basic endgames. Beginners and novices complain because...

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    Playing in a Fog ... Attitude in Chess

    blohmoremoney Apr 12, 2017, 2:52 AM

    It's been a long long time since my last blog post. Much has happened in my life in that time, primarily a new opportunity career wise has arisen. Right now I'm on a holiday break in Taichung Mountains where the...

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    Round 3: Victory with the Slav

    IM attilaturzo Apr 4, 2017, 4:22 AM

    Yesterday analysed a lot and then had a nice little walk with Eszter before lunch. I had more time than yesterday to prepare against the young english player Alistair Hill I found no games from him in the Slav,...

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