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  • The Day They Killed Magnus Carlsen's Dream's Thumbnail

    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...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • How To Win With A Pawn Majority's Thumbnail

    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...

  • How To Improve Your Strategy: Sacrifices's Thumbnail

    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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  • Norway Chess R8: To exchange, or not to exchange?'s Thumbnail

    Norway Chess R8: To exchange, or not to exchange?

    Erle Jun 16, 2017, 7:09 AM

    Chess is a brutal game. After hours of struggling, clever thought and great moves it all often comes down to one critical moment, where the decision you make will determine whether your previous hard work will pay...

  • Cool puzzles from the Legendary Genrikh Kasparian's Thumbnail

    Cool puzzles from the Legendary Genrikh Kasparian

    dynamicchess970 Jun 12, 2017, 12:33 AM

    Genrikh Kasparyan  is considered to have been one of the greatest composers of chess endgame studies. Outside Armenia, he is better known by the Russian version of his name Genrikh Moiseyevich Kasparyan or Kasparian...

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    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 1:02 PM

    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond Whether you are new to chess, or an experienced chess amateur looking for some books to help you improve, the list below is for you. The emphasis here is on FUNDAMENTALS...

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