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  • How Can Older Players Improve?'s Thumbnail

    How Can Older Players Improve?

    IM Silman Oct 12, 2017, 1:39 AM

    IMPROVEMENT FOR OLD PLAYERS The Chess.com member jayzorac wrote: I have a question for you. Do you think “older” players can still improve to expert and master level?  SILMAN: Mr. jayzorac...

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    How To Improve Your Calculation

    IM Silman Oct 4, 2017, 7:10 PM

    The Chess.com member Benjamin_Dubuque (rated 1288) wrote: I have a question about calculation. I often miss either simple intermediate moves or very quiet moves in my calculations, especially in complicated messes...

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    The First Computer Chess Championship in the USA

    batgirl Sep 19, 2017, 5:37 PM

         For nearly 20 years computers have dominated chess.  These advanced devises not only defeat the best players, but have become indispensable as training tools, analyzing partners and always-ready...

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    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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    Chess Traps

    Marty_92 Oct 18, 2017, 8:37 AM

    I made this just for myself, so that I can come here and study the traps in one place if necessary.... Otherwise - the credit goes to:  YT - chesswebsite Bobby Fischer Trap If.... 9. e5 Nh5... 10. g4 ...... Nice...

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    My System Study Group Part 1

    RMChess1954 Oct 17, 2017, 8:15 AM

    I'm going to re-post the first few positions without annotations. So as you read if you want to play them back and forth you can. Without my input. Following that I want to summarize the points he's made and get...

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    Tactical study

    stademeister15 Oct 17, 2017, 3:31 AM

    Man, this was a tough one. Because I think I should have won. If I hadn't been so blind to the move Nc3 a little earlier, protecting the knight on e2, I could have probably castled kingside and salvaged a won endgame.

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