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  • The 3-Check Traps You Need To Know's Thumbnail

    The 3-Check Traps You Need To Know

    FM MikeKlein May 9, 2017, 2:41 AM

    You don't play 3-check on the Chess.com live server? That's a shame. I thought we could be friends. Why is the game great? All that opening theory that masters know more about? Yeah, it's all useless. Draws?...

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    Let's Do The Lasker Stomp Again!

    IM Silman May 4, 2017, 2:08 AM

    It’s just a jump to the left. And then a step to the right. With your hands on your hips, you bring you knees in tight...Let’s do the time warp again! That’s right! Once again I will take...

  • Can Chess Players Learn From Poker?'s Thumbnail

    Can Chess Players Learn From Poker?

    GM Gserper Apr 2, 2017, 12:02 AM

    Chess and poker are frequently compared as both games are based on strategic thinking and decision making. I know many professional and semi-professional chess players who've completely abandoned chess in...

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  • Akobian Wins To Become So's Newest Co-Leader's Thumbnail

    Akobian Wins To Become So's Newest Co-Leader

    FM MikeKlein Apr 6, 2017, 6:14 PM

    The players' fortunes at the 2017 U.S. championship have resembled more of a bingo hopper than any linear path. Just when you think one player has the best trajectory to the title, everything is thrown into chaos...

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    Nakamura, So Among U.S. Champs Leaders

    FM MikeKlein Mar 31, 2017, 7:25 PM

    There are no longer easy title defenses in St. Louis. GM Gata Kamsky used to win U.S. championship titles in bunches earlier this decade, but those days are over. Even the Sinquefield Cup, also held...

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    Carlsen, MVL Winners In Star-Studded Titled Tuesday

    NM SamCopeland Feb 8, 2017, 12:00 AM

    February's Titled Tuesday was the strongest yet with five of the world's top six (!) grandmasters in the field. GMs Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So both played for the first time; they were joined by Hikaru Nakamura,...

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  • 12 Nakamura Wins In 20 Minutes!'s Thumbnail

    12 Nakamura Wins In 20 Minutes!

    FM MikeKlein Mar 1, 2015, 6:09 PM

    It’s rapid carnage on the chessboard as Hikaru Nakamura dispatches a dozen opponents more quickly than you’ll believe. FM Mike Klein does his best chess auctioneer impression as he keeps up with...

  • How To Make A Comeback With Devilish Traps!'s Thumbnail

    How To Make A Comeback With Devilish Traps!

    FM MikeKlein Dec 5, 2014, 2:49 PM

    Do you want to see one of the worst games FM Mike Klein has ever played? FM Klein shows you some bad chess — but hopes you learn from it — in this lesson on how to make a comeback with tricky traps. Making...

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    How to Learn Openings, Part 2

    FM MusicCityMaster Aug 25, 2014, 12:01 PM

    How does Bobby Fischer’s Yugoslav attack compare to a modern game between two super GMs? FM Todd Andrews shows you the similarities and differences between the Fischer game from part one and a more recent instructive...

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