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  • Is Speed Chess Good For You?'s Thumbnail

    Is Speed Chess Good For You?

    NM danheisman Apr 26, 2017, 3:28 AM

    Yes.* *Speed chess is good for you (meaning it can help your slow chess, too) but doing it "incorrectly" could be harmful. Let's digress... A few years ago our Main Line Chess Club hosted a seminar by WGM Jennifer...

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    4 Exercises To Become A Tactical Genius

    News Apr 21, 2017, 2:00 PM

    Everyone knows that chess is 99% tactics, but how does one master tactics? IM David Pruess has a new premium video series with four exercises which he guarantees will make you a tactical genius if you practice them...

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    The Queen Of Blunders Takes On Tactics

    louisathomas Apr 19, 2017, 1:22 PM

    In the beginning, tactics were a way to waste time. They were something to do while I was impatient, waiting in line or while water boiled. I had never played chess before, but I had watched my boyfriend play it,...

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    4 Exercises to Become A Tactical Genius: Part 2

    IM dpruess Mar 22, 2016, 12:41 PM

    Have you ever wondered how to improve your recognition of tactics in your own games? IM David Pruess has just the exercise for you. Join him as he show you all the tactical elements to pay attention to, and how...

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    4 Exercises To Become A Tactical Genius: Part 3

    IM dpruess Dec 14, 2016, 3:35 PM

    They say chess is tactics, tactics, tactics! Well, they are right, and IM David Pruess is here with another exercise to challenge your tactical skills. A lot of players do simple tactical patterns often, but Pruess...

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    Best Of PRO Chess League: Tactics

    GM vegasicilia Apr 6, 2017, 2:16 PM

    The 2017 season of the PRO Chess League is in the books, and chess fans across the world enjoyed thrilling play by some of the top names in chess. GM Ivan Sokolov reviews the best tactics played in the league...

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    One from Greco

    Ziryab Apr 26, 2017, 2:14 PM

    The oldest English language book that presents games from Gioachino Greco (c.1600 - c. 1634) is Francis Beale, The Royall Art of Chesse-Play (London 1656). This book contains 154 games attributed to Greco, as well...

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    Simple but Often Overlooked: The Arabian Mate

    raync910 Apr 26, 2017, 9:37 AM

    Welcome to what I hope will be an interesting collections of posts about our mutual hobby – chess. Although I have played chess since I was a teenager, I was poorly schooled in chess tactics until recently – in...

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    Basic Opening Principles

    Win_Like_McEntee Apr 25, 2017, 11:55 PM

    There are potentially three parts of a chess game, the opening, the middlegame, and the endgame. The opening tends to cover the period of the game while you and your opponent begin to get your pieces into the game,...

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