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    • A year to improve my chess (January)

      Yet another new year, yet another resolution to improve my chess. This year at least I've come up with a bit of a study plan to try and get my playing strength up a bit. I'm targetting improving my Online rating from around the 1750 mark and hopin... | Read More

      • RockWomble
      • | Jan 31, 2015
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    • Chess.com University's Prodigy Program: Join the World's Best Chess Learning Program in February

      Chess.com University's Prodigy Program: Beginner to Master in 5 Years ---------->CLICK HERE TO REGISTER<---------- Registration for the February 2015 month of the Prodigy Program, the world's finest and most comprehensive online chess-l... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Jan 27, 2015
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    • Prodigy Program - February 2015 Registration Open!

      This is a fully updated article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety if you are a new student or a prospective student wanting to join the program in February. Most importantly, registration for a... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Jan 27, 2015
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    • Analyze Your Games

      With the new year came a new study plan. Besides reviewing master games, solving a lot of puzzles, and playing as much as I can, I will be focusing on analyzing all my lost and drawn over-the-board (OTB) games. I have developed a decent habit o... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jan 18, 2015
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    • 2015Q1 Study Plan

      I've spent a lot of time lately thinking about my current chess weaknesses and the best ways to overcome them. As some of you know, I keep extensive records of my training activities and like to plan out my weekly training activities and then tr... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jan 3, 2015
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  • 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 »

  • Zugzwang

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    Pronounced "tsoog-tsvung", Zugzwang is a German word meaning "obligation to move".  The term is used for a position in which whoever has the move would obtain a worse result than if it were the opponent’s turn to play. A player is said to b... Read More »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... Read More »

  • Coiled Spring Effect

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    The coiled spring effect in chess is related to how a players pieces will start out from a fairly compact and/or cramped opening position, and how they will "unwind" the spring and start attacking with the dynamic energy pent up in the position. A... Read More »

  • endgame study

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    An Endgame Study is a composed problem in an endgame position that contains an aesthetic solution, and is usually hard to find. There are many such studies, and famous composers include GM Pal Benko, Ladislav Prokes,Richard Reti,and Alexei Troitsk... Read More »