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    • My Goal of 1500

      My current playing level strength is approximately 1100-1200 Elo, and rising fast. I have set a goal of a 1500 USCF rating by the end of August 2016. My current study plan mainly consists of: Studying Endgames 25% Tactics 50% Playing games 25... | Read More

      • mocl125
      • | Nov 29, 2015
    • my flexible study plan... for now

      I watch the occasional chess video, but when it comes to chess I think I learn more readily by playing through instruction. When I was in high school, this meant playing through The Complete Chessplayer by Fred Reinfeld on a board in my bedroom. ... | Read More

    • Prodigy Program - November 2015 Registration Open!

      Registration for the November 2015 month of the Prodigy Program is now open. Sign up and join University's flagship chess learning program today!   * University's Prodigy Program* Master Chess at Any Age, Within 5 Years Th... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Nov 5, 2015
    • Advanced study plans coming soon ??? its been forever

      yes there is some content relating to advanced study plans on web and on app however they differ very much in organization and lack sophistication compare to the beginner and intermediate study plans. i do realiaze the fact that i should... | Read More

    • King's Gambit Accepted tournament: Round 1 review

      I'm a big fan of the King's Gambit but I don't normally accept it when playing black.  I decided to join the KGA tournament based of the Study Plan series here on reccomended joining a tournament and evaluating your play. ... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Oct 23, 2015

  • Zugzwang

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    Zugzwang an intermediate move  ZANG  Pronounced "tsoog-tsvung",  Zugzwang (German for "compulsion to move", pronounced [ˈtsuːktsvaŋ]) is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because they m... Read More »

  • Durkin Opening

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    The Durkin Opening (also known as the Durkin Attack or the Sodium Attack) is a rarely played chess opening beginning with the move: 1. Na3The Durkin Opening is named for Robert James Durkin (1923–?) of New Jersey. The name "Sodium Atta... 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »