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Lawrence Trent Joins Chess University!

GeniusKJ Feb 4, 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen, We are happy to announce that International Master Lawrence Trent will be teaching in the February 2017 month of the Prodigy Program! Lawrence is known for his phenomenal commentary at super tournaments such as the London...

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Basic Strategy - The Berlin Structure

NM ih8sens Feb 3, 2017

When I'm in a good mood and decide I want to ruin it, I go online and find a live broadcast and watch the chat.  What I see there is 50 or so people talking about how 'boring' a particular game is because the computer is showing "0.00" or "0....

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IM attilaturzo Feb 3, 2017

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.   Epicurus – 341-270 B.C., Philosopher

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Riga Magicians - PRO Chess League Round 2-4: Recap

FM HustleTime Feb 3, 2017

Hey guys! It has been a couple of weeks since my last post, which doesn't mean that the past weeks have been uneventful - in fact, it's quite the opposite and due to crazy amount of things happening in the same time, I have not had a chance t...

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IM attilaturzo Feb 2, 2017

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.   William Arthur Ward – 1921-1994

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PRO League Week 4 Pacific Predictions

IM dpruess Feb 1, 2017

My predictions for which teams will win in week 4: Hackers 8.5-7.5 Super close match that could go either way. The Hackers are very vulnerable without stars Mamedyarov and Naroditsky. They will need a few points from Aleskerov and Kavutskiy to...

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Secrets of Pro Chess League, Week 4!

shaun Jan 31, 2017

After this prolifically prodigious prestidigitator properly predicted the two biggest upsets of the last two weeks, I feel safe in saying that the next great PCL surprise is contained in the predictions below. Don't believe me? Well too bad! His...

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My 9 Year Old Student Vs. Bobby Fischer

NM CoachJKane Jan 31, 2017

A student of mine recently lost a couple of tough games in the Dragon, so we analyzed the famous game, Fischer - Larsen (1958). Fischer analyzed it in his "60 Memorable Games" and Kasparov built on that analysis in his Great Predecessors series.  ...

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PRO Chess League Week 4 Predictions

TarjeiJS Jan 31, 2017

I have moved from Wijk aan Zee to the beautiful Gibraltar, where maybe the #1 open event in the world takes place. I still have some time to make my weekly PROChess predictions though, especially as I am still in the lead after 3 rounds am...

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PRO Chess League Week 4 prediction

IM RobertRis Jan 31, 2017

  Eastern Division:   Shymkent-Delhi: 4-12 Amaravati-Riga: 7-9 Mumbai-Belgrade: 10-6 Budapest-Odisha: 7-9 Ljubljana-Johanessburg: 13-3 Norway-Gorky: 10-6   Central Division:   Amsterdam-London Lions: 7-9...

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Blunder Checking lessons (1/31/17)

NM linlaoda Jan 30, 2017

You will find below an exercise which tests your blunder checking skills. Solving these will help you improve your overall chess. Is ...Ne5 a good move for Black? Why not?

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An Instructive Moment

NM ih8sens Jan 30, 2017

After a long game full of errors we reached the following position.  This is from the 2016 Sudbury Ch. Black to move... It's a good thing I had a fair bit of time left on my clock, because it took me nearly 35 minutes to make a decisio...

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Wijk aan Zee 2017 - So He Wins

GM alexcolovic Jan 29, 2017

A wonderful achievement by So and a world of missed chances for Carlsen. Round-up of the last rounds and few thoughts on the situation after the first elite event of the year.  http://www.alexcolovic.com/2017/01/wijk-aan-zee-2017-so-he...

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Free Lesson Preview From Chess University's New Coach!

GeniusKJ Jan 28, 2017

Mike Hoffer recently joined the Chess University team as a contributor and recorded some fun video lessons! Here's a free 23-minute preview of his first lesson on combinations (aimed at players in the 1400-1900 range). Let us know in the comments ...

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2016 Sudbury Ch Round 2

NM ih8sens Jan 28, 2017

Having now won the Sudbury championship 6 times, I think I'll retire... the event is dying anyways.  I'll be focusing on bigger southern events. Anyway, here's the critical game.  Not surprisingly, it's against my long time rival. ...

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PRO League Week 3 Highlights

IM dpruess Jan 27, 2017

In this week's PRO League Week 3 highlights, I focus on the question: who was "Player of the Week?" Here's the video: Here are the candidates I discussed:GM Evgeny Shaposhnikov whose 3.5/4 and perfect play carried the Gorky Stormbringe...

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Wijk aan Zee 2017 - So It Goes

GM alexcolovic Jan 26, 2017

We're on the verge of another So victory, but this time in a tournament where Carlsen is playing. That hasn't been done by too many people and if it happens will solidify So's status as one of the primary candidates for the top spot in the futu...

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Incredible coaching offer for U16

FM alexsuper1987 Jan 26, 2017

Hi chess friends! I want to inform you about my new coaching offer for U16, so if you have sons with the passion of chess this is the right time to take a teacher ! U8 Offer --- Is your son under age 8? I offer a trial lesson with a spe...

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Lessons in Positional Chess (1.25.17)

NM linlaoda Jan 25, 2017

You will find below an exercise which tests your positional skills. Solving these will help you improve your positional chess. White to move: Find the first move and short plan


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