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    Speed Chess Championship Official Rules

    IM DanielRensch Mar 3, 2017, 10:14 PM

    Below are the official rules and format of Chess.com's 2017 Speed Chess Championship.  For the full list of players in the 2017 Speed Chess Championship, click here. By accepting the invitation...

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    American Woman - Part II

    batgirl Jan 4, 2017, 11:36 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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    American Woman - Part I

    batgirl Dec 21, 2016, 11:34 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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    GM Blitz Battle: Nakamura vs Vachier-Lagrave

    ChessTV Aug 25, 2016, 5:46 PM

    The legendary speed chess player, GM Hikaru Nakamura, tackles the incredible Frenchman and current number two in the world, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Follow along with all of the spectacular sacrifices and intricate...

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    Nakamura's Knockouts: Complete Show From 4-18-15

    ChessTV Apr 23, 2015, 2:01 PM

    GM Hikaru Nakamura is the world’s number-three player and the undisputed king of online speed chess, and many lucky Chess.com members got the chance to play him last Saturday in Nakamura’s Knockouts. Watch...

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    How To Beat The Best At Blitz: Simplification

    GM Dlugy Mar 19, 2015, 6:02 PM

    How do you beat a former world champion at blitz chess? The idea is “simple” — quite literally. GM Maxim Dlugy explains how a simplification strategy allows the smart player to preserve the most precious resource...

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    Ways to improve your play?

    NM aww-rats Mar 27, 2017, 11:39 AM

    How to improve your play? I offered this question in my free video lessons course on YouTube nearly 4 years ago. My group rose to be the 2nd largest on chess.com. Anyway, my theory is if you ask 10 chess masters...

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    How to find the best moves quickly?

    GM LuckyTiger Mar 23, 2017, 12:08 PM

      Preface by myself: There are many difficult (or rather unanswerable) questions that beginners or club players like to refer to GM's or coaches. How to find a good plan in the middlegames? How should I study chess?...

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    How to Win Chess Almost Every Time (part 1)(winning as a beginner)

    DineshMC Mar 22, 2017, 3:56 AM

    Mastering chess is a long process, and will take you several years, but you don’t have to be a master to win at chess almost every time if you understand the mechanics of the game. By learning to spot certain moves...

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