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  • Kasparov: What Went Wrong?'s Thumbnail

    Kasparov: What Went Wrong?

    GM Gserper Aug 19, 2017, 9:06 PM

    The St. Louis rapid and blitz tournament was definitely the most anticipated chess event of the year. Even people who remember chess only when they see a puzzle in the Sunday column of their local newspaper...

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    Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

    IM Silman Aug 17, 2017, 3:48 AM

    I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t know. However, I’m finally in the mood to discuss some of the Chess.com members'...

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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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    A Decade Of Tactics On The Rock

    FM MikeKlein Jan 16, 2017, 7:20 PM

    The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival has long been considered one of the finest open tournaments in the world. With a storied history, it has produced many fine brilliancies. FM Mike Klein condenses as many as...

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    Will Today's Juniors Be Tomorrow's Stars?

    FM MikeKlein Aug 17, 2016, 5:50 PM

    Which of today's top junior players will be the regulars at the next super-tournaments? Which will be playing for the world championship? FM Mike Klein answers these questions and more by diving into the most exciting...

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    Keeping The Pawn In The Catalan

    GM GeorgMeier Apr 21, 2016, 2:18 PM

    Just in time for today’s big event, one of the most frequent winners of the Titled Tuesday tournaments makes his Chess.com video lesson debut. GM Georg Meier shows you why and how to play the popular open Catalan...

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    Internship and interesting tournaments in Uncle Sam's Country

    HakoneRider Aug 23, 2017, 1:53 AM

    Hello chess netizens! It's been a while since the last post. I have to apologize since it has been very busy irl.  Anyway, I still try to analyze some old games from tournaments in order to make myself a better...

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    Welcome to the Arena: A New Kind of Chess Tournament!

    News Aug 22, 2017, 5:36 PM

    We’re so excited to introduce a brand new kind of tournament in Live Chess this week: Arena tournaments! What are they all about? Glad you asked!… First of all, here’s what Arenas are definitely...

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    Alvin_Cruz Aug 22, 2017, 6:29 AM

    I started playing against Chessmaster personalities since A.D. 2000 and since then I have not defeat a computer player above 1600 rating. Defeat after defeat. Even when my online rating is reaching 1700, such number...

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