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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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    5 Mating Pattern Puzzles from Daily Games (Black)

    IndreRe Nov 26, 2017, 2:59 PM

    Last week I posted some mating pattern puzzles from daily games as White (see here). This week I want to give you some puzzles as Black. As before, I recommend that after solving them you also click through the...

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    5 Mating Pattern Puzzles from Daily Games (White)

    IndreRe Nov 23, 2017, 5:23 AM

    Going after your opponent's king is one of the most exciting things in chess. You form an attacking plan, calculate, perhaps sacrifice, and eventually, hopefully checkmate him or at least gain a winning advantage. This...

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    Track of the week.

    IlMave Nov 20, 2017, 1:57 AM

    Hi Folks1 Track of the week- The giver soundtrack, Rosemary's piano theme. By Marco Beltrami. Here it is: Enjoy!!

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