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    Advance to Ventnor I

    batgirl May 31, 2017, 1:23 PM

    Introduction      Ventnor City is a charming resort community on New Jersey's Absecon Island, snuggled between Margate City and the more famous Atlantic City.  In the Spring...

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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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    How Can You Consistently Improve Your Chess Game?

    IM Silman Apr 13, 2017, 4:29 AM

    The Chess.com member Cubronzo asked: “I’ve been playing chess for about a year now and my playing strength keeps going up and down. My main problem is my ability to see ahead in a chess position. Do...

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    Chess Player Sues FIDE For Not Giving Him The GM Title

    PeterDoggers Jun 14, 2017, 8:01 AM

    IM Fernando Alberto Braga is taking the World Chess Federation to court in an attempt to obtain the grandmaster title. Braga (59) claims he has fulfilled all requirements, but FIDE disagrees. How does one...

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    Mark Taimanov: 1926-2016

    PeterDoggers Nov 28, 2016, 7:39 AM

    In the night between Sunday and Monday, Mark Taimanov died in St. Petersburg at the age of 90. He was a world-class player for decades and one of the participants of the legendary Zurich 1953 Candidates'...

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    Famous Trainer Mark Dvoretsky Dies At 68

    PeterDoggers Sep 26, 2016, 5:31 AM

    The world famous chess trainer Mark Dvoretsky died today at the age of 68. The sad news was confirmed by the Russian Chess Federation. Despite a lengthy illness, his death was unexpected. His passing...

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    IM Danny Kopec's Best Game

    FM MikeKlein Jul 2, 2016, 9:39 AM

    IM Danny Kopec was for decades a beloved and respected teacher and player in the U.S. chess community. Chess.com's Mike Klein honors his death in 2016 by presenting his self-titled Kopec system in the Sicilian and...

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    The King's Indian Defense: Smashing The Saemisch

    GM Rabachess Jan 23, 2016, 2:56 PM

    Your favorite chess openings teacher is back with another lesson on a system everyone needs to know — the King’s Indian Defense. GM Rashad Babaev shows you three more important types of centers in the King’s...

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    How To Play A Chess Teacher

    IM Keaton87 Dec 21, 2015, 4:16 PM

    Everyone knows you can learn from a chess teacher, but how do you play against one? IM Keaton Kiewra has the answer in his latest video lesson. Learn how Kiewra played a well-known and active chess coach in...

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  • From AVRO 1938 to Norway Chess and back's Thumbnail

    From AVRO 1938 to Norway Chess and back

    ArnieChipmunk Jun 19, 2017, 2:33 AM

    Last week I went to Norway, to see the strongest chess tournament since AVRO 1938. The legendary AVRO tournament, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has captured my imagination ever since my granddad, who taught...

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    Pioneers of Soviet women's chess

    Spektrowski Jun 15, 2017, 12:40 AM

    Small biographical articles written by Elizaveta Bykova in the early 1950s for her book Sovetskie Shakhmatistki, with relevant games and interviews if there were any included. Games annotated by Bykova unless noted...

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    What got me playing chess

    akpoToGm Jun 8, 2017, 6:58 AM

    I vaguely remember being at the chess club in the Shell estate in Ogunu, Delta State, Nigeria the first time I really saw chess. My parents were interested in chess because my Dad had a secondary school classmate...

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