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  • What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament's Thumbnail

    What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament

    louisathomas Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 AM

    I prepared for my first chess tournament for weeks. Every night, I played a rapid game -- and then studied it, reviewing my moves to see where I missed a tactic, where I anticipated the wrong move, where I could...

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    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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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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    Carlsen Leads Paris Grand Chess Tour After Day 2

    PeterDoggers Jun 22, 2017, 2:49 PM

    Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader after two days of play at the Paris Grand Chess Tour. He is still one point ahead of Hikaru Nakamura, after both players scored two wins and then drew each other on Thursday. The...

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    Aronian Beats Carlsen In Dazzling 4th Round Norway Chess

    PeterDoggers Jun 10, 2017, 5:02 PM

    Levon Aronian defeated Magnus Carlsen in a brilliant game today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. This fight was the focus of attention, but Anish Giri and Hikaru Nakamura also won their games in...

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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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    Morphy and Me

    ArnieChipmunk Aug 20, 2017, 11:05 AM

    One of the very first chess books I bought was Morphy's Games of Chess (1957) by Philip W. Sergeant. This book (I was 14 years old when I read it) made a lasting impression on me - I've been fascinated by the...

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    KORCHNOI'S BEST GAMES - NO.3 SEMI-SLAV DEFENCE

    EndeavourMorse Aug 18, 2017, 3:54 AM

    This game came in the USSR Junior Championship of 1947, played in Korchnoi's home town of Leningrad. Korchnoi won this on 11.5 points, half a point ahead of his opponent in this game, Shianovsky. The game is listed...

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    My Introduction to 1. d4

    Hellllbender Jul 30, 2017, 11:11 AM

    I recently came across some PGNs of a few old games of mine back when I was initially learning to use, and defend against 1. d4, along with two of my friends and chess colleagues. Back then, each of us (primarily...

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