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    Attacking Pawn Chains

    TigerChess Jul 30, 2016, 4:59 AM

    Have you ever wondered how grandmasters know when and how to attack?  The key is pawn structure! Pawn chains are some of the most important attacking structures. In this series, learn the core concepts...

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    Cracked Grandmaster Tales

    IM Silman Sep 29, 2015, 2:59 AM

    I’ve talked to countless chess fans over the years and though all serious chess players have their favorite chess heroes, many of them aren’t in touch with the human side of the chess legends. This is the first...

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    Understanding The Back Rank

    GM DanielNaroditsky Jul 3, 2015, 2:46 AM

    More than a decade ago, I took part in a small open tournament at a local chess club. After winning the first game in rather one-sided fashion, I became convinced that the next five games would follow an identical...

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    Attacking Pawn Chains: Torre Attack!

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Dec 18, 2014, 5:56 PM

    One of the most exciting and dangerous formations in chess is an attacking pawn chain. GM Eugene Perelshteyn demonstrates how to accomplish this menacing setup in a very common opening, the Torre Attack! Even...

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    How To Make Swiss Cheese: Ganguly vs Mikhlaevski

    GM VMikhalevski Aug 24, 2014, 6:30 PM

    GM Victor Mikhalevski shows you another high-quality game from this year’s Biel Chess Festival. Learn what GM Mikhalevski was planning each move of this game, which helped him finish an excellent second-place...

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    Dealing with Passive Queen Pawn Openings

    GM Shankland Mar 1, 2010, 7:35 PM

    Ever have trouble dealing with Sidelines? Are you a serious tournament player trying to "solidify" your repertoire as black? Then IM Shankland's new series is for you! In the first of this Video Series...

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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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    Mikhail Chigorin Club

    Spektrowski Jun 16, 2017, 4:20 AM

    Russian chess statistician Vitaly Gnirenko has compiled a list of all players who defeated a reigning classical world champion in a game with classical control. Below is the chronological table of players joining...

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    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 3:41 PM

    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond Here are what I consider to be a sample of good chess openings books, particularly suitable for the amateur and club player - from beginner to expert.  If you are...

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