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  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books's Thumbnail

    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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    Hou Yifan Scores Historic Victory In Biel

    NM SamCopeland Aug 2, 2017, 9:33 AM

    Eight months in, Hou Yifan is celebrating her apex in a tumultuous 2017. She began the year with a controversial low; intentionally throwing a game in the Gibraltar Chess Festival to protest the statistically unlikely...

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    Tactics Abound As Russia Leads In World Team Championship

    NM SamCopeland Jun 22, 2017, 7:13 PM

    Never question the the home team. After round two in the World Team Championship, Russia trailed China and the Poland by one match point. After round five, they have switched places, leapfrogging China and Poland...

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    Karjakin, So Notch 1st Wins In Shamkir

    FM MikeKlein Apr 25, 2017, 3:51 PM

    Neither the world's number-two rated player nor the world champion runner-up were having memorable events at Shamkir Chess 2017, but they will now sleep a little easier going into the tournament's only rest day. All...

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  • Evaluation and Planning! - Part 13's Thumbnail

    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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  • Chess Training - #1 Intro to the King's Indian Attack's Thumbnail

    Chess Training - #1 Intro to the King's Indian Attack

    chesswar1000 Jul 16, 2017, 3:53 PM

    Hello guys! Welcome to my blog, where I will be discussing and learning about chess openings, middlegame strategy, and endgame technique.    Lately, I've been taking a two-year break off of playing competitive chess,...

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    Tactical Trademark

    Funology Jul 14, 2017, 11:50 PM

    When you study the games of very strong players, you start to notice a few patterns. Most players have favourite strategic themes that they employ in game after game. Petrosian saved countless lost positions with...

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    Classical Bishop Sacrifice

    parvinder_khari Jul 13, 2017, 12:51 AM

    Classical Bishop Sacrifice Tournament players must understand the risks associated with advancing the King's protective pawn-shield. For every advance pawns made, left the unguarded squares behind which become prime...

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