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  • Chess Tests For Players 1400 And Up's Thumbnail

    Chess Tests For Players 1400 And Up

    IM Silman Nov 10, 2017, 12:24 AM

    Here are six puzzles. They might be tactics, they might be positional, or the puzzle might be about understanding some hidden deep, dark, strategic concept. In other words you need to face real-world problems and...

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    Four Player Chess: How To Play And Win

    News Oct 28, 2017, 2:16 AM

    While the traditional two-player chess that we know and love today has become the most popular way to play, there have been hundreds of variations of chess created by imaginative fans of the game. One of the earliest...

  • MVL-Grischuk Preview: The Basketball Player vs The Tennis Player?'s Thumbnail

    MVL-Grischuk Preview: The Basketball Player vs The Tennis Player?

    FM MikeKlein Oct 22, 2017, 3:49 PM

    By now, you know GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and GM Alexander Grischuk. Or, maybe you don't. There's more to them than tactics and novelties. Sure, in round one of the 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship, you...

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    Carlsen In Speed Chess Final After Beating Grischuk

    PeterDoggers Nov 22, 2017, 3:00 AM

    Magnus Carlsen is the first player to reach the final of the 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship. On Tuesday the world champion beat Alexander Grischuk with a five-point margin despite losing the bullet segment. This...

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    Carlsen Dominates Speed Chess; Defeats So

    NM SamCopeland Nov 18, 2017, 5:16 PM

    "Magnus Carlsen dominates speed chess" is a fairly accurate description of chess in 2017. Carlsen has destroyed multiple fast chess formats. After shared firsts (but no title on tiebreak) in the World Rapid and...

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    Carlsen-Ding Biggest Champions Showdown Win

    PeterDoggers Nov 15, 2017, 3:35 AM

    By scoring 8.5-3.5 on the final day, Magnus Carlsen beat Ding Liren 67-25 which was the biggest margin of all four Champions Showdown matches in St. Louis. Carlsen won $60,000 (€50,800) for his win, and Ding...

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    Isle of Man: Brilliant Moves

    GM vegasicilia Aug 10, 2017, 3:32 PM

    GM Ivan Sokolov reviews more of the best tactics from the strongest open tournament in the world, the Chess.com Isle of Man.

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    Isle Of Man: The Best Tactics

    GM vegasicilia Aug 9, 2017, 1:35 PM

    The Chess.com Isle of Man tournament is next month, but it's not too early to take a look at the best tactics from the event.

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    Tactics Champ: Nepo vs. Aronian

    FM MikeKlein Jul 25, 2017, 9:35 AM

    Two super-GMs will square off Wednesday, Aug. 23, on Chess.com as Ian Nepomniachtchi faces Levon Aronian in round one of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship. But who is the real tactics champion? FM Mike Klein...

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    November Quads

    WCM mkkuhner Dec 10, 2017, 6:59 PM

    Quads, for those who haven't encountered them, are round robin tournaments for groups of four players, generally played in a single day.  I had been nervously avoiding tournaments after two disastrous events in...

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    Tactics Puzzle #12

    MidnasLament Dec 10, 2017, 9:55 AM

    An instructive tactics puzzle featuring a common mating idea. Do you see the best move? White to move and win!       Please like, subscribe and comment! Follow me and my chess adventures on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaciaMelinda

  • How to Deal with Threats at Chess?'s Thumbnail

    How to Deal with Threats at Chess?

    Srinibas_Masanta Dec 10, 2017, 7:25 AM

    A lot of players ask how to make good decisions at chess. It seems to be an easy question to answer but, actually it isn’t. What is very obvious for one player may be very subtle for the other one. Many question...

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