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  • How Many Moves Can You See Ahead?'s Thumbnail

    How Many Moves Can You See Ahead?

    louisathomas Aug 9, 2017, 3:49 AM

    I recently told a friend that I had been playing a lot of chess. “How good are you?” she asked. I brightened, interpreting the question as an invitation for a game. “No, I don’t play,”...

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    The Lonely Bishop Checkmate

    GM Gserper Jun 25, 2017, 4:07 AM

    In my recent article, "The Lonely Knight Checkmate," I discussed a very uncommon situation where a checkmate is delivered by a knight and the winner has no other pieces on the board besides pawns. Such situations...

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    Follow Hikaru Nakamura's Advice

    GM Gserper Jun 4, 2017, 12:20 AM

    As the saying goes, a talented person is talented in everything. Therefore I wasn't really surprised when I saw Hikaru Nakamura's tweet about making a killing in the stock market. $LULU with the big miss...

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    Radjabov Sacrifices His Way To 2/2 In Geneva

    PeterDoggers Jul 8, 2017, 2:20 AM

    Teimour Radjabov is the sole leader after two rounds at the FIDE Grand Prix in Geneva, Switzerland. In time trouble he finished off a nice, positional game against Pavel Eljanov with a sacrificial combination. GM...

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    Tactics Abound As Russia Leads In World Team Championship

    NM SamCopeland Jun 22, 2017, 7:13 PM

    Never question the the home team. After round two in the World Team Championship, Russia trailed China and the Poland by one match point. After round five, they have switched places, leapfrogging China and Poland...

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    Karjakin Squeezes Meier In Speed Chess

    NM SamCopeland May 25, 2017, 2:33 PM

    Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier are renowned for their similar python-like style of play. Each has regularly demonstrated the ability to patiently maneuver and press from a superior position until their opponent...

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    Learn The London: The Great Bishop Trap

    GM Ginger_GM Jun 29, 2017, 2:55 PM

    If you're going to play the London System you have to know this bishop trap. GM Simon Williams teaches you the secret.

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    Deadly Tactics In A Daring Opening

    GM Ginger_GM Apr 21, 2017, 2:13 PM

    There's a certain line of the Slav that can be as deadly as it is complicated. GM Simon Williams shows you a trap in the first 10 moves that can end the game before it begins.

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    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...

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    Dominating Class A Players (1800-1999)

    Path2GrandMaster Aug 19, 2017, 7:05 PM

        Class A Players: Game #1   Just a cool sicillian game in which I dominated a strong 1873 opponent...       Class A Players: Game #2   Here is a recent game vs a 1873 in which I lose on time.  Unfortunately,...

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    Dominating Top Experts (2199-2399)

    Path2GrandMaster Aug 19, 2017, 5:36 PM

     Top Experts: Game #1 Absolute domination versus top chess expert, Unenbahlam, rated 2214! My strong opponent tried to throw me off with a strange opening move...within four moves his game was lost.        Top...

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    Haikonnen Aug 15, 2017, 9:25 AM

    Just some traps I found out about and wanted to put into one place here....mostly for myself (so not much commentary), but if anyone wants to check it out, feel free to do so   Of course, I did not come up with...

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