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  • How Can An Expert Become A Master?'s Thumbnail

    How Can An Expert Become A Master?

    IM Silman Dec 7, 2017, 9:43 PM

    The Chess.com member Animaul7 (his real name is Anthony Maulucci) wrote: I’m a 16-year-old who has been stuck at an expert rating for some time now, which I know is pretty normal. One question I have for...

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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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    Why Study Chess?

    GM Gserper Nov 4, 2017, 11:18 PM

    Recently a chess player asked me a simple question: "I have no chess talent, so should I spend my time on reading chess books and studying chess games?" I am sure that at some point (usually after a disappointing...

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    Another Escape Gets Carlsen First Win In London

    PeterDoggers Dec 9, 2017, 12:37 PM

    Magnus Carlsen was again on the verge of losing at the London Chess Classic today, again came back into the game and this time even won, vs. Michael Adams. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who is chasing him in the...

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    Sicilian Dragon Sparkles Up Peaceful 2nd Round In London

    PeterDoggers Dec 3, 2017, 4:31 PM

    After two days the fans are still awaiting the first decisive game at the London Chess Classic. However, among the five draws in Sunday's second round was a sharp and highly entertaining Sicilian Dragon between...

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    Is Donald Trump Playing 3-D Chess?

    FM MikeKlein Dec 2, 2017, 3:21 PM

    This edition of "In Other News" features a double dose of Russian stories, another double dose of young chess players making waves, and one of the most incredible acts of hubris in chess. You'll also see an examination...

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  • Home Cooking Gone Wild With Hikaru Nakamura's Thumbnail

    Home Cooking Gone Wild With Hikaru Nakamura

    IM DanielRensch Aug 22, 2016, 4:24 AM

    How did GM Hikaru Nakamura smash through GM Ding Liren's defenses in the 2016 Sinquefield Cup? Well, IM Danny Rensch says it's all prep! He's here to show you which lines Nakamura might have have had in mind in...

  • ChessCenter: Does Chess Make You Smarter?'s Thumbnail

    ChessCenter: Does Chess Make You Smarter?

    ChessCenter Jul 29, 2016, 5:12 PM

    Does chess make you or your children smarter? ChessCenter discusses a controversial new study you might not agree with. And stick around for the wrap up from Bilbao, where Magnus Carlsen beat Anish Giri and won...

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    Learn From The Old Masters: Edward Lasker

    GM dbojkov Dec 19, 2015, 2:35 PM

    GM Dejan Bojkov kicks off a fun new lesson on what you can learn from the chess masters of yesteryear. While chess has advanced a great deal in the modern era, there is still much you can learn from the old style...

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  • Is Your Conscience a Reliable Guide?'s Thumbnail

    Is Your Conscience a Reliable Guide?

    LuigiPerson Dec 17, 2017, 9:52 AM

    The objective of this instruction is love out of a clean heart and out of a good conscience.”—1 TIM. 1:5. SONGS: 57, 48 HOW WOULD YOU ANSWER? How can our conscience come into play as to health care? Of what...

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    My Book of Bible Stories

    LuigiPerson Dec 15, 2017, 10:21 AM

    Enjoy 116 stories from the Bible. They are accurate, easy to understand, and beautifully illustrated.   Introduction 00:00   01:37 THIS is a book of true stories. They are taken from the world’s greatest...

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    3 Most Aggressive Chess Gambits!!

    GM Anton_Demchenko Dec 15, 2017, 5:09 AM

        3 Most Aggressive Chess Gambits It’s been a while since we have explore different gambits for the White players (you can see the last article clicking here). But now we will explore the 3 most aggressive chess...

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