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    I’m Passionate About Squares

    IM Silman Jun 22, 2017, 1:54 AM

    Many chess players have a limited understanding of the game. They think it’s all about mating the enemy king. They think it’s all about tactics and attack. They think it’s about creating threats....

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    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

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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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    Advanced Tactics: Expect The Unexpected

    GM CCSCA May 9, 2017, 7:08 PM

    What's the best way to prepare for unexpected tactics? Work on expecting them. Could it really be that easy? GM Ben Finegold draws on his own experience plus Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand to teach you.

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    Basics Tactics in Bughouse

    Echecs-Shanghai Jun 24, 2017, 9:29 PM

    Let's see if you are good in tactics in chess bughouse ?     

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    King of kings

    GM smurfo Jun 24, 2017, 11:14 AM

    The King’s Indian Defence is to chess what the piano is to music. It’s complex, rich and all the pros end up playing it eventually. Fischer, Tal and Kasparov are probably the Chopin, Beethoven and Mozarts...

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    Spotting cheaters

    topcop Jun 22, 2017, 11:52 AM

    What profile marker is the best way to determine a cheater?  I am thinking of trying to "pre-screen" opponents by profiling.  Its not fool-proof but for instance I am thinking a high stnd rating vs a low tactics...

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