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  • 4 Exercises To Become A Tactical Genius's Thumbnail

    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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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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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...

  • Chess Stars Clash In PRO Rivalry Week's Thumbnail

    Chess Stars Clash In PRO Rivalry Week

    FM MikeKlein Jan 17, 2017, 9:33 AM

    If you see two neighboring dots in the map above, chances are they're going head-to-head in week two of the PRO Chess League. It's rivalry week, and it begins tomorrow. The clashes may not be El Clásico yet,...

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    World Championship Tiebreak Live Updates

    FM MikeKlein Nov 30, 2016, 11:52 AM

    --Live Flash Report-- GM Magnus Carlsen won the 2016 world championship over GM Sergey Karjakin by virtue of winning the last two games of the rapid playoff. The tiebreak ended 3-1 for Carlsen. Game...

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  • Creating Chaos In Worse Positions: Kasparov's Approach's Thumbnail

    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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  • Crush The Caro-Kann!!'s Thumbnail

    Crush The Caro-Kann!!

    dynamicchess970 Jun 10, 2017, 2:56 AM

    Have you ever had trouble facing thecaro-kann defense?Have you lost against this solid defense?Well,here are some tricks and a game (in the end of this video) to illustrate how to tackle and demolish the caro-kann...

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    Norway Chess R1: Collecting points with basic skills

    Erle Jun 7, 2017, 2:08 AM

    The games in Altibox Norway Chess' first round were both solid and good - and thus: Very instructive. As the Sofia-rules applies for this tournament, all games were played out before hands were shaken, and...

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    5/28/17 - Blindfold Chess Tips So Far

    d34l10 May 28, 2017, 9:03 AM

    I am noticing steady growth and am very near to my goal of playing a full game blindfolded. Honestly, I feel I could have accomplished this in a shorter amount of time if I had been more diligent and regular about...

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