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  1. New in Chess Magazine (1 year subscription)
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    * 8 issues a year * 800 pages a year of the very best in chess * on-the-spot tournament reports * columns both serious and hilarious * in-depth interviews * 'Secrets of Opening Surprises' * chess history that comes to life * endgames and studies * chess anecdotes and curiosities * great pictures and drawings * an honest GM opinion on the latest chess books * exclusive columns by Anish Giri and Nigel Short * games analysed by the top players themselves Learn More
  2. Play Like Tal - GM Simon Williams (DVD)
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  3. Killer Endgames  Part 1: Beginner to Intermediate - GM Nick Pert (DVD)
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  4. Killer Endgames  Part 2: Intermediate to Advanced - GM Nick Pert (DVD)
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  6. CT-Art 5.0
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    CT-ART is the world's most recognized and effective chess tactics course. The new CT-ART 5.0 combines three levels of chess tactics on three discs: CT-ART for Beginners is, as the name suggests, the best training course for beginners. It contains 150 teaching examples introducing you to typical chess combinations and 1500 new exercises meant to develop your playing skills and reinforce the knowledge acquired. The exercises are classified according to more than 30 tactical methods and motifs. Languages: English, French, Italian. CT-ART. Mating Combinations is an excellent course for club players. Prepared by the famous coach Victor Khenkin, it includes 1200 instructive examples on 14 themes, each of them illustrating the peculiarities of using certain pieces in mating combinations, and 700 exercises for you to solve. The exercises include refutations of wrong moves and other hints. Language: English. CT-ART 4.0. This excellent tactics course has been voted more than once by the chess experts as the best training program on chess tactics. CT-ART is an indispensable training tool for intermediate players. The course incudes 2,200 basic and 1,800 auxiliary exercises. Learn More
  7. Hiarcs Chess Explorer
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  9. CHESS Magazine Special Offer - One Year Subscription for FIRST TIME SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - US & Canada
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  12. Revista Peón de Rey (suscripción 1 año - solo España)
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  13. Transfer time to a new username
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    Now you can transfer existing membership time from one account to another.

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    Please note: We cannot transfer ratings, histories, finger notes, etc. to a new username. You can, however, create a new username by following these steps:

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    Please note: This $10 fee applies to all membership time transfers, full or partial. For instance, if you have X months remaining on your current account, and wish to transfer some number of those months to a new account so you have two accounts, you still must pay the $10 fee just as you would if you wished to transfer all of the membership time to a new account.

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  14. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 1
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    Lesson 1: What is the difference between check, checkmate and stalemate?

    This lesson focuses on two topics:

    a) Recognize the difference between check, checkmate and stalemate

    b) How to checkmate a lone King with King and Queen

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  15. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 2
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    Lesson 2: The Passed Pawn

    This lesson focuses on basic Pawn endgames. The themes include Passed pawns, Breakthrough, the Square rule and even a couple examples of Pawn checkmates!

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  16. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 3
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    Lesson 3: The Rook and its role

    This lesson focuses on the Rook and its role in the various phases (the opening, middlegame and endgame) of the game. You will be introduced to important concepts such as the open file , the 7th rank and the back rank checkmate. You will also learn how to checkmate a lone King in King + Rook versus King endgames, and will be introduced to some other basic Rook checkmates.

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  17. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 4
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    Lesson 4: The Strength of Bishops

    This lesson focuses on the Bishop and its strength and weakness, both in the middlegame and endgame. You will be introduced to important tactical tools such as: the pin, the skewer and discovery, and strategical concepts like the weakness of the long diagonal and weak pawns. You will also see some powerful basic Bishop checkmates.

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  18. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 5
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    Lesson 5: The most powerful piece: the Queen

    In this lesson, you will witness the power of the Queen, especially in an attack against the enemy King.You will also learn about its role in all three parts of the game, the opening, middlegame and endgame. Additionally you will be introduced to themes such as: Trapping the Queen , perpetual checks and some typical Queen checkmates.

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  19. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 6
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    Lesson 6: The Knight: Its strength and weakness

    In this lesson, you will learn about a special piece the Knight - the only one that can jump over other pieces, which can make it especially powerful. You will see a number of examples of the famous fork and family fork by the Knight, as well as how the Knight can trap other pieces including the enemy King (smothered mate).

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  20. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 7
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    Lesson 7: The relative value of all the pieces & the legendary Damiano defense

    This lesson focuses of three main areas:

    a) The Value of each piece

    b) The Kings role game and

    c) The Damiano defense

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  21. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 8
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    Lesson 8: What is the threat?

    One of the most important qualities to improve your game is, to recognize your opponents upcoming threats. That is exactly the focus of this lesson. You will see numerous examples of simple checkmate (or other) threats and ideas on how to defend against them.

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  22. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 9
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    Lesson 9: Save the game by Stalemate!

    When things dont go well in a game, all seems to be lost, there are times when you one last resource: stalemate. It is very important to always be aware of that danger. For example when you are ahead (for example, being up a Queen) you dont want to fall for a stalemate trap, needing to settle for a draw. On the other hand you may save valuable half points, from seemingly hopeless situations, when your opponents are careless and allow it. This lesson will show you some of the most typical stalemate traps to look out for!

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  23. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 10
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    Lesson 10: Basic Opening Principles

    This lesson focuses on the basic Opening Principles, the to dos and not to dos in the opening. You will learn about the famous Fools mate and how to defend against it. Another important topic discussed in this lesson is King safety.

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  24. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 1
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    Lesson 1

    In the first part of this lesson, Susan will introduce a number of important opening traps. These patterns are essential to be familiar with for all who are interested in 1.e4 e5 and 1.d4 d5 openings. In the second part, the concept of shouldering in King and Pawn versus King endgames will be discussed. And the lesson ends with the Miracle in Chess feature, a Queen endgame with amazing twists and turns.

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  25. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 2
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    Lesson 2

    The first topic of this lecture is Space Advantage, which will be illustrated by a famous win of Kasparov, followed by a game of Susan herself, which resulted in her winning the world championship title in 1996. The second topic in this lesson is Distant Opposition in Pawn endgames. At the end of the lesson you can view an evergreen by Frank Marshall as part of the Miracle in Chess feature.

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  26. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 3
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    Lesson 3

    The first position in this lesson is an excellent example on how to gain control of an open file and take advantage of it by entering to the 7th (2nd) rank. The second position is a must know famous Pawn endgame by Reti, where White managed to catch the seemingly uncatchable Black passed Pawn! The last two positions of this lesson, both belong to the Miracle in Chess feature, are two truly amazing jewels! Guaranteed enjoyment!

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  27. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 4
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    Lesson 4

    In this first lesson, the power of having your Rooks on the 7th Rank will be discussed, followed by several examples of Pawn Races in King and Pawn endgames which often include the pattern of Skewer. The lesson ends with a delightfully surprising example of Miracle in Chess.

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  28. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 5
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    Lesson 5

    In this session, Susan demonstrates through a number of practical examples how to exploit Weak Squares in the opponents position; and that Knights belongs on Outposts. Another topic discussed is the importance of the Kings active role in endgames. The Miracle in Chess feature in this lesson is a beautiful example of stalemate.

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  29. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 6
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    Lesson 6

    This lesson focuses on the strength of the Bishops Pair when they work together in harmony to create a deadly attack. You will see a number of beautiful combinations involving Double Bishop Sacrifices on the kingside. You will also see a classical strategical example by the first official world champion William Steinitz. The Miracle in Chess feature this time fits in nicely with the general theme of the lesson.

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  30. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 7
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    Lesson 7

    In chess strategy, the Pawn structure determines most of our decisions. In this lesson, you will learn about why it is generally not a good idea to have Doubled Pawns. The Miracle in Chess example at the end of this lecture is a truly instructive one, demonstrating seven different ideas in just five moves!

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  31. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 8
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    Lesson 8

    Philidor said: Pawns are the Soul of Chess. In this lesson, you will see how powerful Connected Passed Pawns can get. As you will often see, it is even worth sacrificing a piece or a Rook to achieve that goal. The lesson ends with two fine examples of Miracle in Chess.

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  32. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 9
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    Lesson 9

    Protected Passed Pawns often guarantee a win in endgames. In the first part of the lesson, that will be the theme. In the second part of the lecture, you can learn about the Wrong Corner in King, Bishop and Rook Pawn versus King endgames.

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  33. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 10
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    Lesson 10

    The topic of this lesson is the Long Diagonal. You will see how to create a Battery to take advantage of the weak squares along the long diagonal as well as some typical combinations on the same theme. Susan also talks about one of her all-time favorite games against Maia Chiburdanidze from the Chess Olympiad in 2004. The Miracle in Chess feature concludes this lesson with a Kubbel composition.

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  34. Polgar Chess University: Advanced Lesson 1
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    Lesson 1

    In the first part of this lesson, an instructive game of the late world champion Alekhine is examined with the following theme: Opening Principles and when to make exceptions. In the second part, some basic concepts in King and Pawn versus King endgames are discussed. One of the important topics is how to hold a passed Pawn with your King. The lesson ends with the Miracle in Chess which features an endgame composition by legendary GM Benko.

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  35. Polgar Chess University: Advanced Lesson 2
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    Lesson 2

    The focus of this lesson is Space Advantage in Chess through a Capablanca classic, along with one of Susans own games to illustrate the topic. These strategical masterpieces are followed by two basic King and Pawn versus King endgames with the focus on Opposition and Distant Opposition. The lesson ends with a brilliant endgame example of Miracle in Chess.

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  36. Polgar Chess University: Advanced Lesson 3
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    Lesson 3

    This lesson explains about the concept of Open File and how it can be implemented for a killer attack or for strategical gains. Later in this lesson, the Square Rule in King and Pawn versus King endgame is also explained. As usual the lesson concludes with an amazing example of Miracle in Chess based on the theme: Back Rank Weakness.

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  37. Polgar Chess University: Advanced Lesson 4
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    Lesson 4

    In this lesson, the primary focus is on the importance of a Rook(s) entering to the 7th (2nd) Rank, through numerous middlegame, as well as endgame examples. The lesson as usual ends with a Miracle in Chess, an elegant checkmate in three.

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  38. Polgar Chess University: Advanced Lesson 5
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    Lesson 5

    The first part of this lesson introduces the element of Weak Squares & Outposts, through a tactical and then strategical example. The second part of this lecture demonstrates the power of the activity of the King in Pawn endgames. Finally, the lesson ends with a Miracle in Chess, this time an unexpected stalemate surprise.

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  39. Polgar Chess University: Advanced Lesson 6
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    Lesson 6

    This lesson mostly concentrates on the amazing power of the Pair of Bishops when they are ideally coordinated. The lecture concludes with the Miracle in Chess feature, which is always entertaining and instructional at the same time.

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  40. Polgar Chess University: Advanced Lesson 7
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    Lesson 7

    The topic of this lecture is Double Pawns. It is being illustrated through a number of middlegame as well as endgame examples. The lesson ends with another Miracle in Chess, where White, in spite of being down two Bishops, manages to escape by a miraculous stalemate.

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  41. Polgar Chess University: Advanced Lesson 8
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    Lesson 8

    This lesson introduces some of the most important Rook and Pawn versus Rook endgames, including the famous Lucena and Philidor positions. The Miracle in Chess features an endgame tactic of the late legendary world champion Alekhine. It is a must see.

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  42. Polgar Chess University: Advanced Lesson 9
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    Lesson 9

    This lesson explains about two very important elements in chess. First is the concept of the strength of Protected Passed Pawns, followed by a must know The Wrong corner in King, Bishop, and Rook Pawn versus King endgames. The lecture ends with a brilliant endgame Miracle in Chess by Petrov. It is an unexpected checkmate right in the middle of the board.

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  43. Polgar Chess University: Advanced lesson #10: Weak Long Diagonal
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    Lesson 10

    In this lesson, you will learn about the concept of the Weakened Long Diagonal. Susan will illustrate the tremendous power of Bishop and Queen, if they are properly coordinated. The lesson ends with yet another Miracle in Chess, a beautiful endgame study by Prokes.

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  44. A feel good cause!
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    LK here: We 97'ers did it before!! The K–12 championships are in Orlando this Dec. Please, donate ASAP, whatever you can. Joseph, this week, is being inducted into his schools Hall of Fame for his having so positively effected underprivileged children. Please help!  

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  45. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 11
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    Lesson 11: What Combination in chess?

    In chess we do sacrifices or combinations to gain some kind of (material) advantage or even to force checkmate. You will see plenty of examples on this theme in this lesson. The tactical themes will include: back rank checkmate, skewer, clearance and the breakthrough to create an unstoppable passed Pawn.

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  46. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 12
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    Lesson 12: The Back Rank Problem

    This lesson will focus on details of the theme Back Rank Weakness. You will see examples on how to take advantage of an opportunity to win the game by giving the Back Rank Mate, as well as on some other examples that show how to avoid being on the losing side of the same trick.

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  47. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 13
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    Lesson 13: Forks and Double Attacks

    Forks and Double Attacks are one of the most common and powerful tools to gain material advantage throughout a game of chess. In this lesson you will see some examples, how each one of the pieces can create a fork.

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  48. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 14
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    Lesson 14: Not all Forks work!

    As you already probably know, Forks and Double Attacks are some of the most powerful tactical tools. However, it does not mean that all forks are dangerous and winning! In this lesson you will see a set of tools that can enable you to fight back against a scary looking fork, often with the help of a zwischenzug which is also known as intermediate move.

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  49. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 15
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    Lesson 15: What is a Pin in chess?

    A Pin is a frequent and powerful tactical tool in chess. In this lesson you will see a series of examples where one side creates a pin or uses an already existing one, to win material or even to checkmate. The concept of Absolute pins and Relative pins will also be introduced.

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  50. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 16
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    Lesson 16: How to get out of Pins?

    Pins indeed generally can be very dangerous. However, not all pins are deadly! Even when it seems that you got in trouble, there maybe a way out. This lesson focuses on showing a good number of examples, where the pinned side comes back (counterattacks) successfully.

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