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    • Dr Phil Plays Chess - A New Show! welcomes you to join CHESS THERAPY a new TV show airing live on August 24th at 2:30 pm PT and is free to all members. Hosting will be none other than yours truly: jdcannon. Not only will I be joined by a string of titled pla... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Aug 17, 2015
    • Opening Experiment Results: Queen's Gambit Accepted

      A couple of years ago I lost a game on the black side of my trusted Queen's Gambit Declined and decided that it was time for some variety. I had been playing that opening as my main defense to d4 for several years. While I mostly scored well, I wa... | Read More

      • CoachJKane
      • | Aug 16, 2015
    • Prodigy Program - August 2015 Registration Open

      This is a detailed article regarding 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 August. Most importantly, registration for all thre... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Aug 4, 2015
    • Study plan for 1600 rated player?

      Ok so I have a problem here...... I have been stuck at 1600 for a loong time and I want to know how I could improve to 1700 or even to 1800. If you have any suggestions, please post in the comments below. Thanks | Read More

      • | Jul 18, 2015
    • Study plan creation coaching session for 25 dollars

      If you would like to book a coaching session then please send me a message or send me an email to! Thank you. I wish you great games! Attila Turzo International Master and Chess Coach | 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 »

  • 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 »