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    How Can Older Players Improve?

    IM Silman Oct 12, 2017, 1:39 AM

    IMPROVEMENT FOR OLD PLAYERS The Chess.com member jayzorac wrote: I have a question for you. Do you think “older” players can still improve to expert and master level?  SILMAN: Mr. jayzorac...

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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    Charles de Maurian: Problemist

    batgirl Oct 19, 2016, 12:40 PM

         Charles de Maurian, well known as Paul Morphy's childhood and life-long friend, developed very quickly as a chess player.  He began learning the game from Morphy during the 1853-4...

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    Greatest Chess Minds: Wilhelm Steinitz - Part 5

    GM dbojkov Jul 19, 2011, 10:32 AM

    Once upon a time, there was a chess land with no crowned champion... but that ended in the match that takes place here. Perhaps the first ever "Isolated Queen Pawn" battle took place between Zukertort and Steinitz...

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    Dealing with Passive Queen Pawn Openings 2

    GM Shankland Mar 1, 2010, 7:41 PM

    In his second installment of the video series designed to deal with 1.d4 Sidelines, IM Sam Shankland shows us how to play as black against the Stonewall and Zukertort Opening Formations. Once again, players looking...

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    Mikhail Tal's craziest combination

    parvinder_khari Nov 12, 2017, 10:38 PM

    Watch the game between Gedeon Barcza and Mikhail Tal. The magician from Riga-Mikhail Tal got tons of ways to checkmate the opponent. so much to learn from Mikhail Tal's craziest combination.Gedeon Barcza vs Mikhail...

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    my opening journey part 1

    csayant2014 Nov 6, 2017, 6:31 AM

    Hi A newbie games (in chess) are consists of two types of blunders / inaccuracy 1.positional 2.tactical. less blunder leads often to faster victory. some points of time in life i read few books of chess which talks...

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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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