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  • 7 Reasons To Play The 2018 Chess.com Daily Chess Championship's Thumbnail

    7 Reasons To Play The 2018 Chess.com Daily Chess Championship

    NM SamCopeland Dec 23, 2017, 4:54 PM

    Registration is open for the 2018 Chess.com Daily Chess Championship, set to begin at 12 a.m. Pacific on January 1. This is the first such tournament we have organized on Chess.com. Here are seven reasons you should...

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    Do You Need To Know Mate And Tactic Names?

    IM Silman Nov 17, 2017, 12:36 AM

    The Chess.com member grepschrop wrote: “Some players told me that it’s not important to know the names of mating patterns. My experience with kids is contrary. What is your opinion?” SILMAN: Though...

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    The Lonely Bishop Checkmate

    GM Gserper Jun 25, 2017, 4:07 AM

    In my recent article, "The Lonely Knight Checkmate," I discussed a very uncommon situation where a checkmate is delivered by a knight and the winner has no other pieces on the board besides pawns. Such situations...

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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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  • How To Checkmate: Smothered Mate's Thumbnail

    How To Checkmate: Smothered Mate

    GM Ginger_GM Oct 2, 2017, 7:25 PM

    This is the checkmate that knight fans dream their whole lives of playing in a real game -- the smothered mate. It's probably the most fun checkmate to play, and GM Williams shows you how to do it.

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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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  • End Game Strife! [Day 7 of 100]'s Thumbnail

    End Game Strife! [Day 7 of 100]

    Illcheckyoumate Jan 8, 2018, 3:10 AM

    Day 7:A Reasonably successful day; however most of it was spend playing bullet; these games are dirtttty! Not the best way to spend time but was feeling like some bullet. Played a 5min blitz tournament in the early...

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    How To Improve As A Beginner#3 - Checkmate Combinations

    FangBo Dec 1, 2017, 1:52 PM

    In the next installment of this series, I have focused on checkmate combinations, because no matter how good your position is, or how much material up you are, if you don`t know how to checkmate your opponent you...

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    Collection of articles on tactics which are good to read

    takodori Nov 10, 2017, 3:43 PM

    It's a good idea to check this link regularly(once a week for example) to find a new good article on tactics.  Articles > Tactics These are good articles to read, calculate and replay. Tactical Patterns Everyone...

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