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    • 66.6 hours of Tactics Trainer Later

      By pure coincidence I just noticed that i have apparently done 66.6 hours of tactics trainer, starting March 15th last year and going through until now. 6227 puzzles and 66.6 hours of my life later I I am consistently hovering around the 1600-1700... | Read More

      • MClode
      • | May 23, 2015
    • Rating equivs. on different sites. 1700 chess24: 2217 ICC: 1700 Blitz ratings: 1450 chess24: 2039 ICC: 1650 Bullet ratings: 1620 chess24: 2109 ICC: 1747   These are the ratings that I have on different sites, please post comments.   ... | Read More

    • 2015 Goals

      One of my resolutions this year is to become a decent chess player. So I'm going to set myself some quantative goals. Goals 1. Play actual real world tournments and get rated. 2. End year with a minimum rating of 1100 (Is this over ambitious? I... | Read More

    • Vishy's Brilliancy

      Yesterday, I watched Anand fail to regain his title. I expected Carlsen to win, but I wanted one absolutely brilliant win from Vishy along the way—something to hold Vishy’s head high on the plane home.  Over the board, despite his one win, th... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Nov 24, 2014
    • David vs. Goliath Matchups in Blitz.

          Hey there everyone! I played a bitz touranament a few hours ago in which I faced three consecutive opponents who were significantly higher rated than me, winning two and losing against the big scary 1700. I hope to illustrate the do's and do... | Read More

      • sam_reimer
      • | Nov 21, 2014

Video Lessons

  • Mieses Opening

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    The Mieses Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. d3The opening is named after the German-British grandmaster Jacques Mieses. It is considered an irregular opening, so it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclop... Read More »

  • Adams, Michael

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    Michael Adams was born on Nov 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 6. In November 1979, he played in his first chess tournament, the Cornwall Under-10 Championship, and won it.  In 1980, Adams... Read More »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Read More »

  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »