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    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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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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    War Games: Reshevsky-Kashdan

    batgirl May 10, 2017, 11:55 AM

         In the latter part of 1941 the USCF, only three years old, started finalizing its plans for the 1942 performance of its crown jewel, the U.S. Championship.  But in December the unthinkable...

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    Armageddon Madness At The 2017 Women's World Championship

    GM ChessQueen Apr 18, 2017, 2:27 PM

    It doesn't get more exciting in chess than Armageddon games to decide a world championship, and the former world champion GM Alexandra Kosteniuk gives you a personal lesson from the 2017 tournament's most critical...

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    Best Moves Of Speed Chess Championship Qualifiers

    FM MikeKlein May 1, 2017, 7:24 PM

    The 2017 Speed Chess Championship begins today with Hikaru Nakamura vs the GM qualifier Sergey Grigoriants. But how did the four qualifiers get to the main bracket? FM Mike Klein shows you the spectacular moves...

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    Hou Yifan's Big Queen Sacrifice

    IM djgwards Feb 24, 2017, 7:42 AM

    Hou Yifan made a lot of news in Gibraltar, but maybe not enough news was devoted to this incredible game she played. It might even be the game of the tournament. IM Teddy Coleman presents! Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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    Copenhagen Chess Challenge 2017

    FM HustleTime May 23, 2017, 7:05 AM

    Dear all, While finally the spring (some might even argue summer ) weather has finally kicked in in Copenhagen, I was up for another chess challenge in my journey, this time Copenhagen Chess Challenge 2017 tournament!...

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    The Sicilian for beginners ,Modern Scheveningen, Part 2 , Book lines.

    jengaias May 21, 2017, 10:59 PM

                    In the previous part we saw some sequences that will help you play most of the non-ambitious lines.     In this part we will examine the ambitious lines.    The bad news are that these lines are...

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    Road to National Master: Part 000

    Chase11eleven May 21, 2017, 7:39 PM

    I plan to use this as a sort of open journal documenting my progress towards obtaining the USCFs National Master title. Before we get started I wanted to briefly describe my chess career so far; where I'm trying...

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