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    • DJAbacus Study Plan 2014

      After a 2 month break earlier in the year and the new OTB season approaching I am really focussed on taking my game to the next level. Currently my ECF ratings is 99 (FIDE: 1423  USCF: 1536) so I am solid class 'C' player. My aim is to become a C... | Read More

      • DJAbacus
      • | Aug 31, 2014
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    • How to improve from 800-1300 Part 1

      Hello friends, opponents, and viewers! I have really enjoyed blogging so here's another blog on how 800-1300 can improve their Chess. Many of my friends are under 1300 or just passed 1300 recently and I'm sick of it. They need their Online Chess ... | Read More

    • 99 Experience Points Earned

           Hello everyone, and welcome to my chess blog! First, this blog is my personal experience trying to improve at chess by using the available material to a diamond member on chess.com. I will be writing a new blog roughly every 100 gam... | Read More

      • HelioRay
      • | Aug 17, 2014
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    • Chess 025 Detailed Announcement

      *This post is almost the same as initial Chess 025 announcement but we've added details such as the syllabus and start time of the orientation session.* After Chess 012, Chess 013, Chess 014, and Chess 024, Chess.com University is back with its ... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Aug 9, 2014
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    • Chess 025: Opening Repertoire for 1500-1800 ELO Players, Part 2: Black vs. 1.c4, 1.Nf3, and Others

      Update: Details posted here: http://www.chess.com/blog/GeniusKJ/chess-025-detailed-announcement Dear Chess.com Members, After Chess 012, Chess 013, Chess 014, and Chess 024, Chess.com University is back with its fifth college-like chess course!... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Aug 6, 2014
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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 »

  • 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 »

  • Waiting move

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    In chess parlance, a waiting move is a move that does not appear to contribute to the player's immediate tactical objectives, but instead shifts the burden of action to the opponent. Such a move may be inconsequential, reflecting a lack of a p... Read More »