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  • The Lonely Bishop Checkmate's Thumbnail

    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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    The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

    IM Silman May 26, 2017, 2:03 AM

    The Gothenburg Interzonal (Sweden) in 1955 was a 21-player round robin that was held from August 15 to September 21. The top group was the Soviet players (in no particular order): David Bronstein, Efim Geller,...

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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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    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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  • Deadly Tactics In A Daring Opening's Thumbnail

    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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    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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  • The fluctuating value of the pieces - Pawns's Thumbnail

    The fluctuating value of the pieces - Pawns

    FangBo Jun 26, 2017, 8:44 AM

      One of the first things you get taught is the value of each piece, and we can understand this because of the number of squares each piece can move to, thus the control they have over other areas of the board....

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    Caro Kann

    Ayashraththepro Jun 26, 2017, 2:56 AM

     Today, I am going to show you a opening called as Caro Kann. So lets get started. Here is the advanced variation Here is a trap I hope you had fun.

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    Tarrasch, Opening Pitfalls and Engine Analysis

    WhackDot Jun 23, 2017, 5:30 PM

    Continuing coverage of my journey in chess improvement as an "Over the Hill" player, I offer you analysis of my 16th "Rapid" game (a game in 30 minutes tonight) on my way to establishing a slow chess rating so that...

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