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    Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

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    How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

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    Who Will Win PRO Chess League Week 2?

    FM MikeKlein Jan 17, 2017, 4:10 PM

    The PRO Chess League's panel of pundits is back for week two. The second week of action is rivalry week (amongst the teams, not the panel, we think)! For more on who the quintet comprising the illustrious panel,...

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    Evaluation and Planning! - Part 13

    GM GMMelik Jul 27, 2014, 8:44 PM

    The d6/e5 pawn structure for Black in the Sicilian is one of the most common patters. It's time you got to know the plans and themes for both sides! GM Khachiyan doesn't need to dig deep in his vault. Instead, why...

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    The Classical Dutch - Part 2

    GM Ginger_GM Jun 27, 2014, 9:02 AM

    GM Simon Williams, one of the most frequent practitioners of the Dutch Defense, shows why it isn't the opening's fault that he is 0-3 against GM Alexei Shirov. Today the plan of ...Ne4 and the importance of ...e5...

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    US Women's Championship Part 2: Melekhina vs Zenyuk, Rossolimo Gambit

    FM Alisa_Melekhina Jun 10, 2014, 2:26 PM

    FM Melekhina admits to resorting to trickery when she must, but she's most proud of this "clean win" against a woman she's struggled against, WIM Iryna Zenyuk. By understanding the main themes of a pawn sacrifice...

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    Ruy Lopez, Marshall: Steiner Attack I

    Lions Sep 7, 2017, 3:10 PM

    The Steiner Attack, 9. e4 in the Marshall Variation of the Ruy Lopez is one of my 'surprise weapons.' I score decently with it, winning around 56% of my games to date with black vs. 38% losses. This wild gambit...

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    how to beat a tittled player

    MagnutsCarleson Aug 29, 2017, 5:29 PM

    Some players ask how did I beat IM Lawrence Trent , Danniel Rench, Yaccovan , FM 'S,NM'S and CM's .So these are my top 3 tips for you ! 1. Hold your position  This is very important I say hold your position as in...

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    Going for a Title: Chapter 4 "Preparing for my First Tournament"

    dbschultz Aug 27, 2017, 8:54 AM

         I was in the middle of going over my notes from a lesson when my brother in law sent me a text about a tournament near him next month. One of my notes was my coach recommending I find a tournament in the next...

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