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  • The 3-Check Traps You Need To Know's Thumbnail

    The 3-Check Traps You Need To Know

    FM MikeKlein May 9, 2017, 2:41 AM

    You don't play 3-check on the Chess.com live server? That's a shame. I thought we could be friends. Why is the game great? All that opening theory that masters know more about? Yeah, it's all useless. Draws?...

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    Chess Goes Podcasting: Listen To Your Favorites

    FM MikeKlein Mar 8, 2017, 2:58 AM

    In a recent interview, the man who's a perfect five-for-five in writing New York Times bestsellers explained that he now has to chase his audience. And that means podcasting. Fittingly, renowned...

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    Your First Chess Set

    CHESScom Apr 21, 2017, 2:25 PM

    You’ve learned how to play chess, and you’ve played some games online, but now you want to get a chess set for your home so you can play “over the board.” But what kind of chess set should...

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  • Ruy Lopez: Karpov vs Ulf Andersson's Thumbnail

    Ruy Lopez: Karpov vs Ulf Andersson

    GM GMMelik Sep 24, 2015, 12:57 PM

    GM Melikset Khachiyan concludes his excellent series on restriction with a lesson on how to play the Ruy Lopez with this theme in mind. GM Khachiyan reviews one of his favorite games ever, an exciting battle...

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    How To Win With A Pawn Majority

    GM GMMelik Jun 8, 2015, 4:33 PM

    GM Melikset Khachiyan thinks that some major positional chess concepts are not understood as well as they should be. Starting a new series on these key positional ideas, GM Khachiyan gives you a lesson on turning...

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    How To Improve Your Strategy: Sacrifices

    FM hellokostya Feb 9, 2015, 2:51 PM

    Everyone knows you can sacrifice to checkmate the enemy king. But when is it good to give away material for just a strategic goal? FM Kostya Kavutskiy shows you exactly when it is profitable to sacrifice material,...

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    A Deceptively Difficult Minor Piece Ending

    chesster3145 May 19, 2017, 6:21 PM

    Hi everyone,     The position that I'm here to show you today comes from a game that we've seen before, but one on which, at least in the endgame, my annotations were completely wrong.     I'm talking about this...

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    5/16/17 - Small Breakthrough!

    d34l10 May 16, 2017, 6:08 AM

    The book was interesting purely from a storytelling perspective, but as far as a treatise on how to play blindfold chess, there was not much there. Koltanowski states that he owes a lot to having a photographic...

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    The Conspiracies of Valery Salov, Part 2

    Spektrowski May 7, 2017, 8:49 AM

    Continued from Part 1. Surov: I'll try to go to that. I've got a "fresh head" here on the platter, and I've been trying to attach some wires to it to make it talk. Evgeny Sidorov, hello! Evgeny Sidorov: Hi! Surov:...

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