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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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    5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Strategy

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Jun 26, 2015, 9:24 AM

    In my last article, I gave you five tips to improve your tactics.  If you did your homework and practiced your tactics (either Tactics Trainer, or my Chess Genie app) you will see the benefits right...

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    Review: Playing the Trompowsky

    GM smurfo Aug 29, 2014, 7:39 AM

    I recently took a train from Amsterdam to the quaint little Belgium town of Bruges. Looking for a book to keep me occupied for the four hour ride, I remembered my review copy of Richard Pert’s Playing the Trompowsky,...

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    So Knocks Out Giri In Nail-Biting Speed Chess Duel

    PeterDoggers May 26, 2017, 8:53 AM

    The very last bullet game (Chess960!) had to bring the decision. Wesley So defeated Anish Giri 15.5-14.5 in yesterday's Speed Chess match, one of the most exciting battles ever seen on the Chess.com live server. Find...

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    Giri Dutch King In Reykjavik

    PeterDoggers Apr 28, 2017, 8:38 AM

    On the day that Dutch king Willem-Alexander turned 50, Anish Giri was the king in Reykjavik. The Dutch number one won the Reykjavik Open with an undefeated 8.5/10 score, and finished ahead of four grandmasters who...

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    So Beats Onischuk To Win 1st U.S. Championship

    FM MikeKlein Apr 10, 2017, 1:02 PM

    It turns out, the PRO Chess League was just the warmup. After winning the MVP award last month for scoring the highest league performance rating, today GM Wesley So continued his rapid brilliance in the...

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  • Attacking Pawn Chains: Torre Attack!'s Thumbnail

    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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    Torre Introduces the Torre Attack

    IM TigerLilov Jun 5, 2009, 12:49 PM

    The Torre Attack is a favorite weapon of many players, allowing white to comfortably develop all their pieces without early complications. FM Valeri Lilov shows us the game in which Grandmaster Torre first introduced...

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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...

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    My Opening Repertoire

    Zaphys Jun 4, 2017, 7:26 AM

    Most people, at one point or another, want to build a reliable opening repertoire. That is, a repertoire that they feel fits their play style and gives them middlegame positions that they find pleasant. When I was...

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    Learn the English Rat Defense!

    dynamicchess970 Mar 18, 2017, 11:21 AM

    This book is amazing! I found two entirely new and mind-blowingly creative openings in this book (which i will discuss below) covered in detail, which give the reader an enormous amount of transpositional possibilities....

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