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  • The 5 Strangest Underpromotions In Chess's Thumbnail

    The 5 Strangest Underpromotions In Chess

    GM Gserper Jul 29, 2017, 6:40 PM

    Last week we analyzed the situations where promoting a pawn into a rook, bishop or knight was a logical way to achieve a goal (whether to win or draw the game). Today we'll see the games where underpromotion...

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    4 Exercises To Become A Tactical Genius

    News Apr 21, 2017, 2:00 PM

    Everyone knows that chess is 99% tactics, but how does one master tactics? IM David Pruess has a new premium video series with four exercises which he guarantees will make you a tactical genius if you practice them...

  • 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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    On 2nd Try, Aronian Gets St. Louis Win

    FM MikeKlein Aug 18, 2017, 3:14 PM

    In the end, love wins. On the final day of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, when several players brought their families to the tournament hall, GM Levon Aronian had to think about his significant other from...

  • Karjakin Nearly Perfect But Aronian Extends Lead In St. Louis's Thumbnail

    Karjakin Nearly Perfect But Aronian Extends Lead In St. Louis

    FM MikeKlein Aug 17, 2017, 9:30 PM

    Today was a day for short sleeves and short memories. At day four of the inaugural St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, the time control shrank to five minutes per side with a three-second delay. That means, unlike with...

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    So Grabs Tata Lead; Carlsen Plays Football

    PeterDoggers Jan 19, 2017, 2:20 PM

    Wesley So is the new leader of the Tata Steel chess tournament masters group. Today he defeated Pentala Harikrishna and took over pole position from Pavel Eljanov, who lost to Levon Aronian. The...

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    Creating Chaos In Worse Positions: Kasparov's Approach

    GM vegasicilia Mar 3, 2017, 1:22 PM

    GM Ivan Sokolov takes apart two of Kasparov's games, showing you how he managed to generate chaos and confusion in worse positions and how he sometimes fell victim to the same tricks from others.

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    Keaton And The Minefield

    IM Keaton87 Dec 1, 2016, 4:16 PM

    Against a grandmaster, any misstep can mean certain death. IM Keaton Kiewra tackles GM ilia Smirin while in the hunt for a GM norm and shows the remarkable tricks that must be avoided on the way to a draw.

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    Mastering King And Pawn Endgames: Tips And Tricks

    IM Anna_Rudolf Dec 6, 2016, 2:10 PM

    IM Anna Rudolf begins her series on Mastering King And Pawn Endgames with tons of tips and tricks. Memorize them, and they are sure to bring you many useful points in future.

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