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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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    Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?

    IM Silman Sep 22, 2017, 2:14 AM

    The Chess.com member Kingdom_chess2 asked: “Why is the King’s Indian Attack less popular at the top level? Is there any specific reason?” JS: The KIA (King’s Indian Attack) was explored...

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  • World Cup Semifinals: Was So Winning?'s Thumbnail

    World Cup Semifinals: Was So Winning?

    PeterDoggers Sep 19, 2017, 10:05 AM

    Both games on the first day of the FIDE World Cup's semifinals were drawn. Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave split the point quickly in a very theoretical line of the Gruenfeld Defense. Wesley So built...

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    Vachier-Lagrave Knocks Out Svidler At World Cup

    PeterDoggers Sep 17, 2017, 10:30 AM

    In today's tiebreak of their quarterfinal match, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave eliminated Peter Svidler from the FIDE World Cup. On what was the shortest day in Tbilisi so far, the Frenchman won the second rapid game after...

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    MVL Overwhelms Xiong In Speed Chess Champs

    NM SamCopeland Aug 31, 2017, 9:54 AM

    The closest match featuring a speed chess qualifier turned into a rout in the second half. The world junior champion, Jeffery Xiong, actually took the lead in this tight match as late as game 14, but that seemed...

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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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  • The Monday Chess Puzzle #9 - 1894 Irish Chess Study's Thumbnail

    The Monday Chess Puzzle #9 - 1894 Irish Chess Study

    Capricorn95 Oct 16, 2017, 2:28 PM

    Hello everyone, for today’s post, the subject will be the ninth installment of my video series “The Monday Chess Puzzle.” The puzzle I used for this week’s edition was a chess study by James Mason (1849-1905). The...

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    Tactics Puzzle #9: Cute little puzzle :)

    MidnasLament Oct 13, 2017, 9:43 AM

    Black to move and win!  (played from white's perspective, bottom left corner is a1)   Solution and short explanation in the video.      Subscribe to my YouTube Chess Channel HERE Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaciaMelinda

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    Everything Openings #1: My First Opening Bomb

    chesster3145 Oct 12, 2017, 9:17 PM

        Hello and welcome to a new series, just my second series since the formation of this blog! Let me take a moment to tell you what Everything Openings is all about.     Ever since I hit 1400...

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