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  • Beat Your Opponent By Retreating!'s Thumbnail

    Beat Your Opponent By Retreating!

    IM Silman Aug 4, 2017, 7:37 AM

    In general, amateur chess players do their best to push their pieces forward and attack. However, sometimes they think they have to retreat due to the opponent threatening something or starting to take over the...

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    batgirl Jul 12, 2017, 11:18 AM

    Johannes Jacobus van Oosterom       Joop van Oosterom, the Dutch business and chess maecenas, died in October of 2016.      The Association Max Euwe of Monaco,...

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    The Day They Killed Magnus Carlsen's Dream

    KajaMSnare Jun 11, 2017, 7:49 AM

    The clock now shows 12:18 am where I am sitting in Oslo. 19 minutes past a devastating day. I just got home from a very eventful day at work, and my initial plan was to pour a glass of wine and finish off the second...

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    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

    IM 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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  • Generating An Attack#3 - Tal Flummoxes Botvinnik With A Foolhardy Knight Sacrifice!'s Thumbnail

    Generating An Attack#3 - Tal Flummoxes Botvinnik With A Foolhardy Knight Sacrifice!

    FangBo Oct 7, 2017, 1:56 PM

    Welcome to another installment! This article is a deep look into round 6, of the world championship match in 1960 (which Tal won 12.5-8.5), between Mikhail Tal, and Mikhail Botvinnik. I have delved deep into the...

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    Tactics in the King's Gambit

    Addu_Chess Sep 28, 2017, 11:02 PM

              Introduction The King's Gambit is one of the oldest chess openings. It remains popular at the club level, although it is not played often at the very highest levels of chess. It is a very tactical...

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    Position analyse

    slobodan007 Sep 25, 2017, 11:46 AM

    Hi! I post a ok blogs,but this is difrent.I be pleased for any comment and any views.I'm start with few blog series on this theme. Let's start!This is position. We see the position,see variations and analyse other...

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