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    Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

    IM Silman Aug 17, 2017, 3:48 AM

    I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t know. However, I’m finally in the mood to discuss some of the Chess.com members'...

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    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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    Playing Goliath: What Goes Wrong

    IM Silman Jul 28, 2017, 2:47 AM

    The Chess.com member Souvik had a couple things to discuss. The first is his simultaneous game against an international master. After Souvic was completely outclassed in the opening (not a surprise when a 1500...

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    Advanced Tactics: Pseudo-Pins

    GM CCSCA Jul 19, 2017, 1:10 PM

    How can you use pseudo-pins to win chess games? GM Ben Finegold explains their power in this tactical lesson.

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    Chess Patterns Make Masters

    IM dpruess Mar 3, 2017, 2:53 PM

    Chess masters and studies all agree: strength in chess comes from pattern recognition. In this all-new lesson, IM David Pruess shares how tactics flow from critical patterns.

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    Top 10 PRO League Tactics

    FM MikeKlein May 23, 2017, 11:39 PM

    What were the best tactics of this year's PRO Chess League? FM Mike Klein counts them down in this fun and educational video. You don't want to miss number one.

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    Dominating Class A Players (1800-1999)

    Path2GrandMaster Aug 19, 2017, 7:05 PM

        Class A Players: Game #1   Just a cool sicillian game in which I dominated a strong 1873 opponent...       Class A Players: Game #2   Here is a recent game vs a 1873 in which I lose on time.  Unfortunately,...

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    Dominating Chess Engines (2800+)

    Path2GrandMaster Aug 19, 2017, 7:01 PM

      Top Engines: Game #1  Chess.com Level 10 vs 1.F4!? Recently I nearly consecutively crushed a large number of opponents in less than 20 moves, with incredibly high CAPS scores of (98-99.8)!  Surely I am not playing...

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    Some thoughts

    ansaman Aug 19, 2017, 2:42 PM

    I started playing chess during Fisher-Spassky... a long time ago. I have found that although I have a good grasp of strategy, tactics, and positional play, my execution is weak at times and I miss things over the...

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