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    • oh a quick question ? what is the single biggest thing of all that makes all the great chess players

      think about it, what do Polgar and Capablanca have in common ? Alekhine and Tal ? Kasparov and Karnov ? Anand and our current "king" ? Simply one thing; let me explain, at the start of any game the board is balanced. Staticically white wins 55... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Jan 8, 2015
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    • Make your chess Rock the enemy...

      i would like to see some thing about the importance of your opening in creating a hopefully lasting helpful imbalance in your own favour so u r better prepared 4 the middle game fight. something that says and shows people while u can never win ev... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Jan 7, 2015
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    • Want to know the greatest perfect openings?

      It is really very simple actually. Chess has rules and those rules define legal moves etc. it is tradition and modern 'fashion' that define what is a good opening. By this i mean top rated players might win with openings like a3 or h6 but for mere... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Jul 2, 2014
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    • Of the insult of it all, having to play a "required" opening...

      truly is it fair to ask a player to play a "mandatory" opening ? A chess game is a place for people to play what they feel like playing in the circumstances.  Having tournament officials who primary aim is to "sell" the media coverage for profit... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Jun 10, 2014
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    • Making money out of chess...

      Personally; to me, chess is a game. It is done for the personal relaxation and recreational benifits it gives me instead of money.  Now i can understand people who discover chess andd get truly "bitten-by-the-chess-bug" to expect they get paid a... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Jun 10, 2014
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    • Why the Caro Kann is perfection in Black

      New players have a lot of things to learn when they come to chess in their early days of playing. I recall the 'fights' over "cheating" with enpassant pawns and 'ah-idiot; you castled the "wrong" way, thats the Queens' side'... With so many thing... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Jun 10, 2014
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    • The only chess openings to learn and an idea for the Chess Perfect Black Opening

      There are only 2 openings in chess for players rated below 1600 or even 1800; they are 1.e4 or if u r playing Black 1... d5 no other opening exists nor need be studied. As i explain below 1.e4 gives White the best fastest killer opening, you canno... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Oct 20, 2013
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    • I really hate talking about the Scotch Opening = Scotch Game...

      About myself after 30 years away i am returning to chess at age 50 plus Tax !!! :) so after some 3 months my rating is around 1350; this is really sort of funny since i am killing the enemy at the range of 1450 to 1500 and then i blow games agains... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Aug 6, 2013
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    • So... How to get better at chess, maybe even become a professional chess player?

      Here is my "study program"; firstly to say i am returning to chess after 30 years away on my 50th Birthday. So... how do i study chess? frankly it is very informally, i read about some intermediate concept and try and incorporate it into my games.... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Aug 4, 2013
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    • Beginners chess openings selections and WHY ! ! !

      Seriously the amount of knowledge in chess today means people must keep it simple. So what is a perfect opening? Simple one that is proven over decades and wins also it needs a few different ways of being played (variations) so players can modify ... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Jul 16, 2013
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