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    More Of Bisguier's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Jun 9, 2017, 1:03 AM

    Grandmaster Arthur Bisguier was born in 1929 and he died in April 2017. The purpose of this two-part series is to let you enjoy the attacking genius of one of America’s most talented players (you can find...

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    How Not To Hate Endgames

    GM Gserper Feb 25, 2017, 11:56 PM

    "I detest endgames!" said Dawid Janowski more than 100 years ago. He elaborated further by saying that a good chess game should be decided in the middlegame. Today such an opinion would make most professional chess...

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    The Opening That Didn't Like Bobby Fischer

    IM Silman Feb 16, 2017, 3:58 AM

    Chess players are always looking for new openings. But picking an opening isn’t easy since there are so many to choose. Sometimes the choice is made by using the openings of your favorite chess hero. And...

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    Capablanca's Greatest Chess Endgame

    IM djgwards Nov 1, 2016, 3:26 PM

    World Champion Jose Raoul Capablanca is possibly the greatest natural endgame player of all time. Probably his greatest endgame victory is his classic defeat of Savielly Tartakower. King activity, rook activity,...

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    Why Magnus Carlsen Will Defend His World Championship Title

    GM SultanOfKings Oct 31, 2016, 6:53 PM

    How is it that Magnus plays chess better than anyone else in the world? There's no one better than his second, Jon Ludvig Hammer, to give you the skinny. He shows you three attributes that elevate Carlsen, and (Hammer...

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    Control The Board By Controlling the Center

    IM djgwards Oct 14, 2016, 4:03 PM

    Everyone knows the center is important, but why is it important? IM Teddy Coleman demonstrates how the center matters at the highest level as GM Wesley So uses superior central control to dominate the board and...

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    What You Should Know About Energy Conservation

    LuigiPerson Oct 4, 2017, 12:38 AM

    WE DEPEND on energy to heat and cool our homes, fuel our vehicles, and accomplish many of our daily activities. Yet people around the world are facing serious energy challenges. For Gary, from South Africa,...

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    Poisoned Pawns

    Daybreak57 Sep 20, 2017, 12:18 AM

    I bombed.  I didn't start my training regimen.  I guess a more gradual approach will have to be in order.  So I will play 3 15|10 minute games a day, and about 5 or 6 10 minute games for opening practice.  I will...

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    The Ruy Lopez with Black (in the hands of the Great Masters)

    kamalakanta Sep 6, 2017, 4:15 PM

    The inspiration for this blog started by observing a common theme between Zukertort and Alexandra Kosteniuk, mainly in the Closed Ruy, when White decides to attack with a pawn storm on the Kingside, gaining space...

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