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  • Becoming a Chess Pro: Cons and Pros's Thumbnail

    Becoming a Chess Pro: Cons and Pros

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina Sep 26, 2011, 3:39 PM

    I have been playing chess professionally from my childhood, and most of my friends are also pros. Quite often amateurs send me emotional messages stating they are willing to start training intensively in order to...

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    A Traveling Chess Player, Part 5

    GM BryanSmith Jul 12, 2011, 12:50 AM

    This is the fifth – and last – part of my series about my travels in Europe to play chess. The first three came out in April of this year, and covered my original trip to Prague, my questioning my identity...

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  • Krush Crowned; Kamsky, Ramirez Await Playoff's Thumbnail

    Krush Crowned; Kamsky, Ramirez Await Playoff

    SonofPearl May 13, 2013, 5:20 AM

    . Krush Crowned; Kamsky, Ramirez Await Playoff By FM Mike Klein SAINT LOUIS (May 12, 2013) -- After four unsuccessful attempts, IM Irina Krush finally defended her U.S. Women’s Championship title today. Her draw...

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    Introducing: Grandmaster Vinay Bhat

    IM dpruess Feb 24, 2009, 8:18 AM

    I am very pleased to announce a new columnist for chess.com, Grandmaster Vinay Bhat. I have a very special personal relation to Vinay: he's one of the two individuals who are in the running for having beaten me...

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    Site Update: Group/Team Vote Chess, Live Chess, & Vacation Changes

    erik Jul 31, 2008, 4:26 PM

    Chess.com has made its first entry into group/team competitions today! Today (31 July 2008) we released a few new things. The big one is that today we released the first stage of group/team play. Chess.com Groups...

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  • Positional Play in the Middlegame: Queen's Gambit Declined's Thumbnail

    Positional Play in the Middlegame: Queen's Gambit Declined

    Adrochatio Apr 3, 2017, 5:41 AM

    Some time has past since I have published my last blog post. It is not that I had stopped playing chess, but I had a busy time studying physics. Nevertheless, there are vacations at the university as well, so I...

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    Unethical Vacations

    onegr8r Sep 25, 2016, 1:56 AM

    Have you noticed some abuse vacation time on chess.com? They are on vacation for certain games but yet they are logging in and playing other games. Is this really vacation? Or a dirty tactic that chess.com should...

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    Vacations Vacations

    mumfordandsons1 Jul 25, 2016, 5:09 PM

    NOte the bad black bishop, Ta1 could be the next move, and the ideia to move f4, f5 and f6 is good too. The black rook is in a not good position.

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