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  • How Can You Consistently Improve Your Chess Game?'s Thumbnail

    How Can You Consistently Improve Your Chess Game?

    IM Silman Apr 13, 2017, 4:29 AM

    The Chess.com member Cubronzo asked: “I’ve been playing chess for about a year now and my playing strength keeps going up and down. My main problem is my ability to see ahead in a chess position. Do...

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    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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    The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

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    GM Arthur Bisguier, 1929-2017

    FM MikeKlein Apr 6, 2017, 8:57 AM

    GM Arthur Bisguier, one of America's greatest chess players of the 20th century, died on Wednesday at the age of 87 while in a care facility in Framingham, Massachusetts. The cause of death was respiratory failure. Cover...

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    2016: The Year In Review

    News Dec 31, 2016, 10:37 AM

    For many, 2016 was a year to be forgotten. Political division and turmoil, the passing of many beloved persons, and acts of violence often dominated the news. However, in terms of chess, 2016 was a banner year....

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    Chess Makes, Costs Big Money And Other News

    NM SamCopeland Sep 17, 2016, 10:46 PM

    This month's "In Other News" is a financial cornucopia featuring a CM who broke Google's bank, the most expensive chess sets, the largest chess set, and taxation with inadequate representation. Join us for an incredible...

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    Chess Tournament Play

    Win_Like_McEntee Apr 28, 2017, 7:31 PM

    A chess tournament is one of the oldest forms of being able to show your chess strength. I'll discuss some etiquette and must-know tournament rules that apply to USCF and FIDE.  Over-the-board (OTB) Chess Tournaments...

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    What's important to become a better chess player?

    Die_Schanze Apr 25, 2017, 4:24 AM

    In the past i wondered much about my opening and forgot about what is really important in chess. I have cleared my bookshelf by giving some stuff to my chess club and selling most of the opening books and i will...

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    Signups for May NT Tournaments are Now Open

    SirIvanhoe Apr 14, 2017, 12:37 PM

    Signups are now open for our 3 round May League Qualifier and 4 round Tournament Series to begin on Monday, May 1, 2017. 4 rounds? Yep, 4 rounds (3 rounds for Qualifier) and a new section featuring FIDE's "new classical"...

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