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Super-Grandmaster Tactics at the Sinquefield Cup
By Vanessa West   
August 28, 2015
After the rest day of the Sinquefield Cup, Levon Aronian and Magnus Carlsen lead. Test how well you've been following with a mid-tournament tactics quiz.
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Test Yourself: Sinquefield Cup Tactics
By Vanessa West   
August 23, 2015
Tactic 2 - Caruana vs. Topalov (2014) (1).jpgAs we revel in the 100% decisive round one of the Sinquefield Cup, check out some thrilling tactics from previous editions of this event.
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Why is Carlsen Dominant? (A Theory)
By GM Cristian Chirila   
August 22, 2015
GM Cristian Chirila posits a theory on Carlsen's dominance, and gives us some practical psychological advice on how to improve our own games.
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The August Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
August 20, 2015
The August Check is in the Mail features "Game of the Month" by Joel Levine in his third victory at the Victor Palciauskas tournament.
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Stepping Stones to 2500 at the U.S. Chess School
By Samir Sen   
August 20, 2015
SeattleUSCSgroup.jpg Samir Sen writes about the US Chess School in Seattle, and what he learned from IM Greg Shahade and GM Greg Serper.
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Bidding Open for 2016 Pan-American Chess Champs
By Al Lawrence   
August 19, 2015
The USCF College Chess Committee has announced that the new bidding deadline for the 2016 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championships is October 1, 2015.
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Kamsky Wins Washington International
By Michael Regan   
August 17, 2015
Kamsky.jpgGata Kamsky took clear first in the 4th Annual Washington International with 6.5/7, earning the $4000 top prize. See the tournament summary and key games.
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Tactics From the U.S. Open: Part II
By Vanessa West   
August 14, 2015
JeffSmith1Ap.jpgTest your tactics ability through puzzles from the U.S. Open and Denker Tournament of High School Champions, including a win by GM Shabalov over Anupama Rajendra.
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Is Your New Trainer Boris Gelfand?
By David Kerans   
August 13, 2015
Watch a video interview of elite Grandmaster Boris Gelfand, who began a new series of chess books, starting with Positional Decision Making in Chess.
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Bonin Wins Cleveland Open
By David A. Hater   
August 13, 2015
IM Jay Bonin won the 2015 Cleveland Open held at the Cleveland Sheraton Airport Hotel from August 7th to 9th. See key games and details in the full report.
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