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  • What In The World Is A Chess Style?'s Thumbnail

    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

  • Is Speed Chess Good For You?'s Thumbnail

    Is Speed Chess Good For You?

    NM danheisman Apr 26, 2017, 3:28 AM

    Yes.* *Speed chess is good for you (meaning it can help your slow chess, too) but doing it "incorrectly" could be harmful. Let's digress... A few years ago our Main Line Chess Club hosted a seminar by WGM Jennifer...

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    Girl Power In Chess

    GM Gserper Apr 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    At of this writing, GM Hou Yifan is the sole leader of the super tournament in Baden Baden. Her play in this tournament so far is simply unbelievable and each game is a textbook example of good chess. Photo:...

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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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    Dzagnidze Wins Euro Women's Championship

    IM JovankaHouska Apr 24, 2017, 2:51 PM

    Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia won the 18th edition of the European individual championship for women, held April 11-22 in Riga, Latvia. IM Jovanka Houska, who participated as well, reports. Nana Dzagnidze....

  • Mamedyarov Bamboozles Eljanov, Steals Lead In Shamkir's Thumbnail

    Mamedyarov Bamboozles Eljanov, Steals Lead In Shamkir

    NM SamCopeland Apr 23, 2017, 4:30 PM

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov has long been renowned for his skill in sharp, complex positions. He drew on his talents today to defeat Pavel Eljanov, but he also needed a bit of luck as Eljanov missed a clear win. Consequently,...

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  • Death Match 23: FM Ju vs IM Esserman's Thumbnail

    Death Match 23: FM Ju vs IM Esserman

    ChessTV Apr 17, 2014, 9:58 AM

    Death Match 23 held such promise - two of the most active and successful players on Chess.com faced off. The first game exploded with a fantastic (and successful!) queen sac. Things were tied up after three games...

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    Member Analysis: Managing Space!

    IM DanielRensch Jan 31, 2013, 5:08 PM

    IM Rensch takes a quick time out from pawn structures and live commentary to review a game that clearly displays the problem with not fighting actively for space. Furthermore, especially for advanced players, he...

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    Chess Tournament Play

    Win_Like_McEntee Apr 28, 2017, 7:31 PM

    A chess tournament is one of the oldest forms of being able to show your chess strength. I'll discuss some etiquette and must-know tournament rules that apply to USCF and FIDE.  Over-the-board (OTB) Chess Tournaments...

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    Our Heritage

    Maquanky Apr 28, 2017, 11:16 AM

    It is strange how the people of specific areas has the resemblance of the inherit primates. It is more evident in the behaviour as well as facial expressions. Some specific features are also very prominent. Take...

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    Chess Lesson #37: Winning Material Isn't Winning

    Korasoff Apr 28, 2017, 8:43 AM

    Thesis While being ahead in material is a tactical advantage, it is not a strategic advantage, and it is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for winning.   Argument After playing a few games of chess,...

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