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MrStatistics
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  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 13, 2013

    "I know doing basic tactics puzzles is good for me but I don't have much fun doing them. How can I make them more fun?" A great question. But of course the answer depends on a large part of what is preventing that study from being fun. It might b... | Read More

  • Learn beneficial openings to improve in chess

    Chessplayers have different values and tastes about different openings. One likes to play solid Caro Kann, the other one rather plays crazy gambits or sharp Najdorf. There are also different ways to play the openings phase: play what you like or f... | Read More

  • Lost and Found

    The ninth world champion, Mikhail Tal wrote in his autobiography, The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal: “After an event, certain players like to indulge in an unusual form of statistics; they count up the points that stand alongside their names... | Read More

  • A Fork in the Road

    It sometimes happens that a player faces a critical choice early in the game. One way leads to a quiet backwater, or even directly onto the shore of the draw; while the other way leads to the rapids. Will he founder on the sharp rocks, or survive ... | Read More

  • Russian Top League: Mission Survival

    Early summer was a very busy period for me in terms of tournament play. I took a short break after the World Women’s Blitz & Rapid Chess Championships and then headed to the Russian Top League in Tyumen, followed by a trip to St. Petersburg ... | Read More


    • Study on membership development in groups (Week 35/2014)

      TOP TWENTY GROUPS with founding date August 2014 I've joined 35 groups with the founding date August 2014. I want to observe the membership development in the next months/years. The statistics are updated every Sunday. You can view the statistic... | Read More

      • Sarah_Gee
      • | Aug 31, 2014
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    • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (6): Can Vachier-Lagrave Beat Carlsen?

      In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (5): Can Topalov Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Topalov beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number six on the starti... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Aug 27, 2014
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      • | 4 comments
    • Emanuel Lasker

      Emanuel Lasker: Denker Weltenbürger Schachweltmeister A book which immediately ranks as one of the finest in chess history has just been published: Emanuel Lasker Denker Weltenbürger Schachweltmeister edited by Richard Forster, Stefan Hansen an... | Read More

    • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (5): Can Topalov Beat Carlsen?

      In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (4): Can Nakamura Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Nakamura beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number five on the sta... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Aug 26, 2014
      • | 657 views
      • | 7 comments
    • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (4): Can Nakamura Beat Carlsen?

      In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (3): Can Caruana Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Caruana beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number four on the start... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Aug 25, 2014
      • | 547 views
      • | 1 comment


  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • The English Opening

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    • | 647 Reads

    This Chess opening involves the first move c4, (called The English Opening because a group of English players in around the 1890's often played it, including Howard Staunton), it is played as one of the main opening choices for white- an alternati... Read More »