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    The Queen Of Blunders Takes On Tactics

    louisathomas Apr 19, 2017, 1:22 PM

    In the beginning, tactics were a way to waste time. They were something to do while I was impatient, waiting in line or while water boiled. I had never played chess before, but I had watched my boyfriend play it,...

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    Carlsen Checkmates!

    GM Gserper Feb 11, 2017, 11:52 PM

    The most shocking chess episode of the year that everyone is talking about happened in the Tata Steel super tournament. Indeed how often does the world chess champion miss a checkmate in three, when he...

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    GM Gareev's 2013 US Championship

    TigerChess Dec 3, 2016, 7:42 AM

    Another day, another amazing tournament in review. This time we take a look at GM Timur Gareev's version of the 2013 U.S. Championship. A true fighter, Gareev finds himself in trouble or in stalemate on more than...

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    Nakamura Wins 3rd Straight Zurich Chess Challenge

    NM SamCopeland Apr 17, 2017, 7:36 PM

    The third time is really quite charmed for Hikaru Nakamura. Today, he won his third Zurich Chess Challenge in a row. Additionally, he won all three formats in Zurich, the opening blitz, the "new classical," and...

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    Carlsen Misses Mate In 3 vs Giri

    PeterDoggers Jan 21, 2017, 1:34 PM

    Today Magnus Carlsen missed a checkmate versus Anish Giri, and with it, a great opportunity to move to "plus three." Wesley So drew his game as well and continues to lead the masters section. It's quite...

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    Adams Takes Down Topalov; Kramnik 'Superhuman'

    PeterDoggers Dec 13, 2016, 4:59 PM

    Michael Adams won his first game in London as he crushed Veselin Topalov in an Anti-Berlin. At the end of the day Vladimir Kramnik grabbed the spotlight as he found a beautiful way to draw his game with...

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    Critical Endgame Checkmates

    Win_Like_McEntee Apr 21, 2017, 6:02 PM

    It's important to be able to checkmate your opponent with a single major piece. The major pieces are the rooks and queen.  You can checkmate with a single rook or a single queen with the help of your king.  In addition...

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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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    Checkmating with 2 bishops.

    Win_Like_McEntee Apr 4, 2017, 2:54 AM

    There are a few ways to checkmate a lone king with your king and two bishops. I will show a method that is algorithmic and can be done every time.  Note that this will ensure that you can do it in practical play...

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