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    World Cup Bracketology

    IM djgwards Sep 1, 2017, 3:53 AM

    The best players in the world, sweat dripping down their faces. Win or go home. Big money on the line. One shot at glory. Pawn sacrifices. No, this is not your traditional sporting event. This is the Chess World...

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    Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?

    GM Gserper Aug 12, 2017, 5:14 PM

    The question in the title of the article might surprise you. Indeed, what can be easier than pushing your pawn to the back rank and choosing a piece you want it to become? In reality, there are more problems...

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    My Secrets About Magnus Carlsen

    KajaMSnare May 10, 2017, 2:05 PM

    First let me introduce myself: My name is Kaja Snare. I am a sports journalist from Norway. When asked by Chess.com if I can write this column, I said yes, because 1. It is great to be able to share with you my...

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    ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 2

    ChessCenter Nov 12, 2016, 8:51 PM

    Could Sergey Karjakin do any better with his first go as White? After surprising both fans and commentators alike with the Ruy Lopez, Carlsen surprises right back by not only avoiding the Berlin, but then improving...

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    Nakamura vs Topalov: Sinquefield Cup Battles

    GM Ginger_GM Aug 10, 2016, 10:08 AM

    Hikaru Nakamura and Veselin Topalov may have drawn their game, but it wasn't due to a lack of fighting spirit, according to Simon Williams. See what the Ginger GM has to say about this interesting, instructive,...

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    Karjakin's Winning Strategy: Beating Topalov

    GM vegasicilia Apr 15, 2016, 1:00 PM

    How did GM Sergey Karjakin beat GM Veselin Topalov in the 2016 Candidates’ Tournament, helping him advance to challenge Magnus Carlsen this fall? GM Ivan Sokolov has a comprehensive lesson on one of the most...

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    The Most Dominant Players in History, post-Sinquefield

    Spektrowski Aug 12, 2017, 2:37 AM

    Refer to the previous version for rules of admission to this table. However, I decided to throw in some wild cards this time - Ian Nepomniachtchi, who's had an excellent run recently, and three Chinese...

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    The Sinquefield Cup and its Amazing Stories

    Mihai-Stefan Jul 30, 2017, 10:30 AM

    The Grand Chess Tour resumes with the third leg in Saint Louis, the so called "Capital of Chess in the United States". From the second to the twelfth of August we will be treated with some high-quality classical...

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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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