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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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    How To Study Master Chess Games

    GM Gserper May 6, 2017, 3:53 AM

    Most chess players like to study games by masters and grandmasters. Indeed, many of these games are real works of art and you can enjoy them immensely. Of course, you can also learn from such games. I still...

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    The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

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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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    My Summer Chess Goals!

    check97mate May 24, 2017, 12:59 PM

    Hello dear chess friends! It has been a while since I have posted anything on my chess.com blog, and I am glad to be back. I am writing this today to give you all a look into my summer chess plans and goals while...

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    USCF: Harper College Chess Tournament

    PlayChessWithASmile May 23, 2017, 1:34 PM

    April 8th, 2017, I hosted my first ever USCF tournament at Harper College. 45 total players competed; 25 in the open section and 20 players in the U1700 section.  In the open section, there were 6 experts and a...

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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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