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    Learning Chess Patterns Is Easy

    IM Silman Dec 29, 2016, 8:11 AM

    I recently noticed an article that tried to clarify what a pattern is. I found it quite agonizing since the writer didn’t understand patterns but was trying hard to isolate exactly what it was (a noble...

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    Who Was The Greatest Chess Theorist?

    IM Silman Aug 3, 2016, 9:41 PM

    Axorcist wrote: “My question is this: Who do you consider to be the greatest chess theorist of all time? I have never read a good review on who really had the most influence on the development of knowledge...

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    The Trickiest Knight Moves Ever

    GM Gserper Jun 25, 2016, 12:56 AM

    Today, we continue our investigation (started in this article) of the weirdest, funniest and trickiest moves ever played. This time, we'll talk about knight moves. To tell you the truth, I thought knights...

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    The Dark Horse Hits European Cinemas

    PeterDoggers May 9, 2015, 9:37 AM

    “Arguably the best-ever chess-themed film,” wrote GM Ian Rogers about The Dark Horse, a film about courage and hope (and chess!) that is currently playing in European cinemas. The Dark Horse (IMDB,...

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    Leaders Challenged In U.S. Championships Openers

    FM MikeKlein Apr 1, 2015, 4:25 PM

    Go ahead and take that vacation; it looks to be an unpredictable two weeks in St. Louis. Some leaders faltered while other top-enders needed reversals of fate, and we're only in round one of the 2015 U.S. Championship...

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    ChessKid Online National Invitational Crowns Five Champions

    FM MikeKlein Jun 12, 2014, 5:52 AM

    The Third Annual ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship took place June 6-8, 2014. The event featured five sections of six players each. It was a round-robin with the time control of G/90 + 30 seconds...

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    Intermediate Checkmates 3

    FM zibbit Jul 23, 2009, 8:02 PM

    FM Johannessen continues his excellent series on mating patterns, covering a variety of smothered mates including Philidor's Legacy. As in previous videos, a great selection of examples reinforces the patterns learned,...

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    Tactics - can I improve???

    LuckyDan74 Apr 22, 2017, 12:17 PM

    At the time of writing this I'm rated 1306 at tactics here after many attempts at different problems over the last year or two (and a terrible hit rate of 58%) I can't seem to improve of late and so I've decided...

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    Double Queen sac

    neilparker62 Apr 12, 2017, 6:35 AM

    Black blunders leaving his queen 'en pris'. But White declines  and instead sacrifices his own queen for an unusual smothered mate.    

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    The ND State Championship

    EPchessguy Apr 3, 2017, 11:05 PM

    Since starting college this past fall, I've been up at NDSU in Fargo. As such, I've become a part of the small but wonderful North Dakota chess community. This past weekend was my first attempt at the state championship....

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