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  • How To Quickly Gain Rating Points's Thumbnail

    How To Quickly Gain Rating Points

    GM Gserper Jan 12, 2018, 11:49 PM

    In one of my recent articles, I asked readers to share their goals for 2018. Despite my explicit warning that the goal of gaining rating points can be counterproductive, this is exactly what majority of our...

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    Arena Kings Archive

    NM SamCopeland Jan 15, 2018, 5:08 PM

    The Arena Kings Cash Tournament is Chess.com's weekly two-hour, 3|0 blitz arena tournament, open to all, with $500 in weekly cash prizes for streamers.  Join the Arena Kings tournament each Wednesday at 12...

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    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 2

    IM Silman Jan 11, 2018, 9:16 PM

    CHESS LIFE Chess Life, of course, has had its good times and bad times; the late 1970s brought about a cut in the page-count while the Fischer drop in membership forced austerity, including removing many columnists....

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  • Kasparov Exclusive: His MasterClass, St. Louis, AlphaZero's Thumbnail

    Kasparov Exclusive: His MasterClass, St. Louis, AlphaZero

    FM MikeKlein Jan 10, 2018, 1:05 AM

    Garry Kasparov had a busy spring and summer of 2017 in which he recorded his MasterClass and then participated, after a 12-year absence from competitive chess, in the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz tournament. While...

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    Webster Gorloks Lock Up Another College Title

    FM MikeKlein Dec 31, 2017, 1:02 PM

    Death. Taxes. Webster. You can set your calendar by the Pan-Am Intercollegiate Team Championship, literally. For the past five years, the dawning new year has brought Webster University at least a share of first...

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    Akobian, Rambaldi Win Titled Tuesday

    NM SamCopeland Dec 13, 2017, 11:52 AM

    In a tight Titled Tuesday field, GMs Varuzhan Akobian and Francesco Rambaldi, both living in St. Louis, topped Chess.com's second Titled Tuesday in December. They each achieved the critical 8.5/10 score, a half-point...

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  • Caruana's Missed Moment: Rook And Bishop vs Rook's Thumbnail

    Caruana's Missed Moment: Rook And Bishop vs Rook

    IM Keaton87 Oct 18, 2016, 2:01 PM

    So close! GM Fabiano Caruana nearly defeated GM Peter Svidler in the penultimate round of the Candidates' tournament to acquire a tremendous chance to challenge Carlsen. Instead, he fell just a bit short. Follow...

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    Sergey Karjakin: More Rook Magic

    GM AlexYermo Aug 31, 2015, 2:20 AM

    GM Alex Yermolinsky continues his educational series on Sergey Karjackin’s rook endgame wizardry. Learn how the super-GM used his superior knowledge of these extremely complex endgames to make magic on...

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    Melik and Me! - Highlights from 7-3-14

    ChessTV Jul 10, 2014, 2:55 PM

    A seminal moment in the history of Chess.com? In six years of recording videos, we've never had a Korean pop music reference in a video introduction! What happens when a GM goes Gangnam Style on the chessboard?...

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  • Chasing the Grandmaster Title's Thumbnail

    Chasing the Grandmaster Title

    ChessBrah Jan 17, 2018, 12:12 AM

    As most of you know, grinding towards the GM title has been a personal and professional goal of mine for a very long time now. I became an International Master back in January 2013, and, since then, have always...

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    Massive week for African Chess with Super Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura in South Africa

    chess64chess Jan 16, 2018, 11:51 PM

    The first week of January in 2018 was an unforgettable one for many chess players in South Africa who attended the South African Junior Chess Championships. Some very lucky chess players got to meet and even play...

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    Closing 2017 with 3 tournament wins

    IM IM_Kgwm Jan 12, 2018, 9:48 AM

    It is kinda late to post a happy new year-ish type of post but in my defence, it has taken me quite a bit of time to go through all of the games that I played in December. I very seldom participate in local events...

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