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    The Fake News Awards For Chess

    pete Jan 17, 2018, 3:21 PM

    The concept of "fake news" is itself in the news recently. While most of the fake news discussed these days is about politics, there is plenty of fake news in our favorite game. Stronger players should be able...

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    Do You Need To Know Mate And Tactic Names?

    IM Silman Nov 17, 2017, 12:36 AM

    The Chess.com member grepschrop wrote: “Some players told me that it’s not important to know the names of mating patterns. My experience with kids is contrary. What is your opinion?” SILMAN: Though...

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    Chess Tests For Players 1400 And Up

    IM Silman Nov 10, 2017, 12:24 AM

    Here are six puzzles. They might be tactics, they might be positional, or the puzzle might be about understanding some hidden deep, dark, strategic concept. In other words you need to face real-world problems and...

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    Fishing Pole Trap

    samyakdeshpande Jan 16, 2018, 4:13 AM

    Fishing Pole Trap The Fishing Pole Trap is one of the easiest traps for white to fall for. Many times, grandmasters have lost to club players at the hands of the fishing pole. If a player is not familiar with the...

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    2018 Resolutions - A New Hope

    GM smurfo Jan 13, 2018, 6:33 AM

    2017 was a pretty big year for me: A wedding, a degree, a new country, a new job, then a new continent... Looking back on all the changes, I was moderately successful with my major 2017 New Year's resolutions (such...

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    Coach Dante's Student Appreciation Post! -- Opening Traps

    CoachDVS88 Jan 11, 2018, 3:01 PM

    What's the best way to handle a trap? Wear a helmet!   In my following student game we see a problem that was more my fault as a coach than my student's fault as a player.  In my judgment, as the students are still...

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