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  • Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits's Thumbnail

    Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Aug 10, 2017, 3:11 AM

    Everyone has a favorite chess player. People like players that are still alive, like Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, etc. Or players that are no longer with us, like Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal or, going way back,...

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    When Chess Legends Play Against Their Own Openings

    GM Gserper Jul 1, 2017, 3:46 AM

    There are many openings in chess that were named after chess players who invented or make them popular. But what happens when such a chess player is forced to play against his own opening? How does it feel to fight...

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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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  • 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...

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    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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    Aranytiz round 4 - Beating the Budapest Blitz champion

    IM attilaturzo Aug 23, 2017, 2:11 AM

    in round 4 I played with Alex Krstulovic   who won the Budapest Blitz Championship last Sunday. He is a 14 years old FIDE-master and european champion in the under 8 years old category. He has a very serious study...

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    Morphy and Me

    ArnieChipmunk Aug 20, 2017, 11:05 AM

    One of the very first chess books I bought was Morphy's Games of Chess (1957) by Philip W. Sergeant. This book (I was 14 years old when I read it) made a lasting impression on me - I've been fascinated by the...

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    Chess Playbook: Virtual Kasparov Part 1

    Jklenear Aug 17, 2017, 10:40 AM

    This game was really unique for its time (2001) as a game that had different a.i. with different styles and skill levels to play against. not too hard tho as the play could be very different which ill give exmaples...

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