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  • Put Your Bishop Behind Your Pawn's Thumbnail

    Put Your Bishop Behind Your Pawn

    GM Gserper Dec 9, 2016, 4:37 PM

    We continue our exploration of common chess patterns today by looking look at the pattern "a bishop behind a pawn." While most of you have probably heard about "Tarrasch rule" which recommends putting...

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    Typical Rook Endgame Mistakes

    TigerChess Aug 13, 2016, 2:25 AM

    Endgames should be simple. Right? With a majority of pieces removed from play, calculation becomes minimal. Wrong!  At one time or another, you may have found yourself on the losing side of a winning endgame....

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    Deja Vu In Endgames

    GM Gserper Dec 24, 2015, 9:17 PM

    Do you ever see a chess position and have a strong feeling that you've seen it before? No, I am not talking about opening positions, that you see again and again and again in every single tournament (damn you,...

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    So Knocks Out Giri In Nail-Biting Speed Chess Duel

    PeterDoggers May 26, 2017, 8:53 AM

    The very last bullet game (Chess960!) had to bring the decision. Wesley So defeated Anish Giri 15.5-14.5 in yesterday's Speed Chess match, one of the most exciting battles ever seen on the Chess.com live server. Find...

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    Organizers Expel Suspected Cheater In Dubai

    PeterDoggers Apr 7, 2017, 6:41 AM

    An amateur player was suspected of cheating and was removed from the Dubai Open. The Indian player Jeel Shah, 21 years old and rated 1764, was removed from the tournament after he was suspected of cheating....

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    Top GMs Star In German Bundesliga

    PeterDoggers Mar 19, 2017, 1:19 PM

    After the fifth weekend of the 2016-2017 season, the Bundesliga has a familiar face again: it's full of top stars, and Baden Baden is in the lead. Photo: Georgios Souleidis. Read his Bundesliga report (in German)...

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  • Letting The Win Slip Away's Thumbnail

    Letting The Win Slip Away

    GM AlexYermo Oct 20, 2015, 5:47 PM

    GM Alex Yermolinsky presents high level endgame drama in this game from Tomashevsky - Nguyen as even a two pawn up knight endgame proves challenging to convert. Are you confident that your technique is up to snuff?...

  • 3 More Entertaining Zugzwang Endgames You Need to Know!'s Thumbnail

    3 More Entertaining Zugzwang Endgames You Need to Know!

    IM Keaton87 Aug 4, 2014, 3:23 PM

    IM Keaton Kiewra shows you three more important and entertaining zugzwang endgames: one from a student, one from his own game, and the most famous zugzwang game ever, a masterpiece between Sämisch and Nimzowitsch...

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    3 Entertaining Zugzwang Endgames You Need to Know

    IM Keaton87 Jul 29, 2014, 5:24 PM

    IM Keaton Kiewra shows you how to win three of the most important and entertaining zugzwang endgames: 1. Rook vs. knight. 2. Queen vs. rook. 3. Extra pawns with opposite-colored bishops. If you find...

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    Carolinas Classic Round 2

    Silverknight73 Jun 16, 2017, 5:57 PM

    My 2nd round game went much different than I was wanting. It was my first game of the day and at 1pm, so I couldn't use any fatigue excuses, haha. I was simply outplayed and my opponent made no mistakes that I could...

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    Simple yet difficult endgame Rook vs. Bishop

    FM Vandros45 May 7, 2017, 5:51 AM

    The endgame rook vs. bishop in the following diagram with black to move, appears to be simple. However, soon one may discover that black has some problems to draw.The square a8 is of the same colour as the...

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    Tactics-1

    Abhi_Mary_1997 Feb 20, 2017, 12:07 AM

    Today I want to present something about tactics .Tactics are really most important in chess like strategy .They are the final part of your startegy. Here i won't present the tactical motiefs like fork,double-attack...

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