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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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    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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    Links to the Past III

    batgirl Apr 26, 2017, 11:44 AM

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow, becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

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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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    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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    Watch out for this nasty trap in the Slav Exchange!

    MidnasLament Jul 16, 2017, 2:36 PM

    It seems like the Slav Exchange has a bit of a boring reputation at the top level, and the database does show it is quite drawish, but at the lower levels (I'm 1500) I find the Slav Exchange to be a great opening...

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    Plz Join this Club

    AwsumChess Jul 13, 2017, 12:45 PM

    Hello everyone, I recently made a club for training and improving at chess. Become a better chess player my joining. Don't fall for traps. We will teach you how to get better. This doesn't involve a few titled players...

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    Endgame is Deceptive

    vjekpleh Jul 9, 2017, 4:00 AM

    Endgame is a deceptive phase of the game. With so many pieces traded off the board, it's very easy to assume that the position is simple, and that there are no hidden surprises waiting around the corner. It is very...

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