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Oula91
Oula91
Location: Damascus, Syria, Jordan
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Seirawan
Seirawan
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Yasser12
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  • How Fabiano Caruana Wins

    In his excellent 1995 work Winning Chess Brilliancies (part of the acclaimed Winning Chess series), GM Yasser Seirawan developed a novel analytical method: he literally broke every game down into its three stages, separately analyzing the open... | Read More

  • Rooks on the Seventh, Revisited

    Despite his irritable personality and somewhat dogmatic assertions, Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935) is the undisputed patriarch of modern positional thought. In his magnum opus My System (1925), Nimzowitsch formulated and verbalized a litany o... | Read More

  • The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

    The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years.  About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent ... | Read More

  • How to Play Unorthodox Combinations

    Even devout Petrosian fans cannot deny that combinations are aesthetically pleasing by definition. However, keen tactical vision is no longer a unique commodity. Sharp combinatorial awareness has become a required skill of all serious chess play... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3a

    When a player starts out, he’s told various rules that will help him navigate through the choppy waters of chess. A few basic ones are: Don’t hang your pieces Don’t swallow and talk at the same time Castle as quickly as possible Don’t all... | Read More


    • A tribute to the amazing GM Yasser Seirawan

      A while ago I started to look at chess videos from “Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis”. At first I didn’t like the videos from Seirawan so much after I heard that he likes the Sicilian Pin variation and that he’s a pawn grab... | Read More

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    • Excellent Chess Channels on Youtube

      There are limitless chess videos on youtube and other video sites. Some are very instructive and informative, and others are rather silly. Still you can find lessons and games that would benefit all ranges of players. If you are in need of better ... | Read More

      • LaCiCaDa
      • | Dec 16, 2014
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    • Changing Evaluations

      I think a player constantly improves his understanding of chess with experience.  --  Yasser SeirawanA couple of months ago, I started working on my first Stokyo exercise to try and improve my ability to evaluate positions, come up with good pla... | Read More

    • In Conversation with International Master John Donaldson!

      (This interview was initially published in November 2014 on our blog; view it here!) John Donaldson is indisputably one of the most noteworthy individuals in chess in America today. An International Master of the sport, Donaldson has authored n... | Read More

    • selling chess stuff

      so i basically stopped playing chess so im selling some books/pieces, the things im selling have been used once/twice Dvoretsky's Endgame Manuel 3rd Edition- Original Price: $35 My Price: $30 ( I've opened the book once) Understanding Chess Endg... | Read More


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  • Karch, Robert

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    Robert Alfred Karch (1930-2010) was born on March 24, 1930.  He was active in organized chess for over 60 years.   Robert played chess for the Lincoln High School team in Tacoma Washington in the 1940s.  He enlisted in the United States Army ... Read More »

  • Corus Chess Tournament

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    The Corus Chess Tournament is a major chess tournament played in the small seaside town of Wijk Aan Zee in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938 for Dutch players only, it became an international event in 1946 and has grown into one of the most presti... Read More »

  • Longest games

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    The longest chess game is 269 moves (Ivan Nikolic - Goran Arsovic, Belgrade 1989) which ended in a draw after over 20 hours of play.  Two other games have gone to 200 or more moves.  In 1988 at the Saloniki Olympiad, Seirawan and Xu Jun ... Read More »