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  • What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament's Thumbnail

    What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament

    louisathomas Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 AM

    I prepared for my first chess tournament for weeks. Every night, I played a rapid game -- and then studied it, reviewing my moves to see where I missed a tactic, where I anticipated the wrong move, where I could...

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    Mamedyarov's Secret For Classic, Modern Chess

    GM Gserper Jun 14, 2017, 4:18 AM

    When I read the recent news that the Azerbaijani GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov crossed the magic 2800 mark, I wasn't surprised. Well, actually I was surprised that it didn't happen many years ago. You see, while...

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    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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  • Carlsen, MVL Score 1st Wins At Norway Chess's Thumbnail

    Carlsen, MVL Score 1st Wins At Norway Chess

    PeterDoggers Jun 16, 2017, 5:00 AM

    A nation breathed a sigh of relief. Magnus Carlsen finally won a game at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, beating Sergey Karjakin and receiving an applause in the Konserthus. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scored his...

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    Carlsen Game Away From Losing #1 Spot

    PeterDoggers Jun 14, 2017, 11:03 AM

    By beating Magnus Carlsen today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, Vladimir Kramnik is now only 6.4 points behind the world number-one in the live ratings. Carlsen could lose his number-one spot tomorrow. Meanwhile,...

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    Aronian Beats Another World Champ, Catches Nakamura

    PeterDoggers Jun 12, 2017, 11:33 AM

    Another world champion's queen was in trouble today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. Levon Aronian defeated Vladimir Kramnik, who clearly had an off day. In doing so, the Armenian player joined...

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    Nakamura vs Komodo: Humanity's Last Hope

    GM RLH2 Jan 30, 2016, 2:52 PM

    It’s the biggest man vs computer match in decades. Komodo, the strongest chess-playing entity in history, faced off against Hikaru Nakamura, one of the greatest human players of all times. With the machine spotting...

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  • Lets hit the reset button!'s Thumbnail

    Lets hit the reset button!

    Justepov Jun 27, 2017, 12:53 PM

    It has been a looong time since I started my training to get to a 2000 rating, but not much has happened.. I have mostly played some blitz (got to about 1750 and then my rating has fallen to about 1400!), solved...

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    How did I start going to Chess class

    Aryamaan08 Jun 27, 2017, 5:23 AM

    It was a fine day and my uncle, aunt, and cousins came for dinner in Granny's house. I played Chess on my cousin's phone and I won from the computer for the first time. Uncle said I must go to Chess class one day....

  • My Seven Move Checkmate!'s Thumbnail

    My Seven Move Checkmate!

    tristanbills Jun 24, 2017, 7:14 PM

    I'm really trying to just find the best way to preserve this game because I surprised myself. Albeit I was playing against the Computer on the 1st level, but I am still very new to Chess. I started playing on June...

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