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  • GM Gareev's 2013 US Championship

    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...

  • How To Play Variants On Chess.com

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    • Sep 8, 2016, 3:12 PM

    There's much more to play on Chess.com than just... chess! Fun "chess variants" can be a great way to mix things up and apply your chess skills in different and exciting ways. You can play Bughouse, Crazyhouse,...

  • Links to the Past II

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

  • Opposite-Colored Bishop Endgames

    Everyone’s had the unfortunate experience of playing an opposite-colored bishop ending. Like a mirage, you never know how they got there, and you definitely didn’t intend on it. Nevertheless, they have...

  • Even GMs Are Human

    Many a myth has been discussed about the "superhuman" power that a grandmaster holds over the chessboard. Amateur players tend to look at us GMs as untouchable geniuses that cannot put a foot wrong when shuffling...

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  • Carlsen-Karjakin, Tiebreaks: Magnus still the champ

    Magnus Carlsen has won the World Chess Championship for a third time after unleashing a glorious queen sacrifice on the final move of the match. That meant the birthday boy had won the tiebreaks 3:1, after also...

  • Must Keep Practising

    It's always a pleasant morning when the next set of lessons in Tiger Chess appear on your account.  One of the things I like about the course is that each set of lessons appear weekly so it stops you from rushing...

  • New video: 5 fantastic stalemate ideas!

      Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGhVDS8ucoo

  • Tactics 5: Common Endgame Checkmates- Part 1

     Here are some common checkmates: First we'll talk about the Queen and King Checkmate. First you want to start off with a move to trap the king in a box of chess squares. I prefer this move, 1. Qc3+. This lets...

  • Supercharge my chess - day 1

    Today I start to write  my daily experiences about the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course  The structure of the study of Day 1 was the following: - Theoretical section: finding and writing down my goals...

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