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  • A Farewell!

    My favorite writer Hemingway, in his excellent "Moveable Feast," wrote about starting a day of writing: "All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know." This advice came...

  • Heritage in Modern Play, Part 4

    Today we continue our topic of classic heritage in modern play and we'll study one of Capablanca's favorite positional methods - restricting the opponent's bishop. We will analyze only one particular instance of...

  • Converting Advantage According to Kramnik, End

    Today we will wrap up the series on how to convert an advantage according to Kramnik. This article is the seventh installment on this topic. Last week I showed you several of my games from the recent World Open,...

  • The Bishop's Show: King Activity

    We continue our series on bishop endgames and today's topic is king activity in bishop endings. Getting the king into the center should be an aim in most endgame positions. Usually, in bishop endgames the defending...

  • Study Plan For Intermediate Players: The Endgame!

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    Target Skill Range: Intermediate (Rated 1400-1799) Arrive at your final chess destination with the knowledge you need to win! Tasks: Increase your knowledge of fundamental endgames. Improve your endgame technique. Complete...

  • 2017 WI Northeastern Open

    This past weekend I had the pleasure of playing in the 2017 Northeastern Open. I've attended this tournament every year for the last five years, and have always enjoyed it. I didn't score quite as well as I have...

  • A French Defense Surprise!

    Are you a French defense enthusiast?  Your first born going to be named Winawer?  But perhaps you keep losing to that pesky Nc3.  I know I was having trouble, not because the mainlines were bad but just because...

  • Pawngrabber News: Hibiki Introduces Himself to the Black and Gold!

    Make sure to check out the original Chess^Summit post here! How did Hibiki beat his frist Grandamster? What makes him a dangerous weapon for the Pittsburgh Pawngrabbers? 2016 Pan-Ams: a brief board 2 Recap On January...

  • Advanced Opening Analyzes in Bughouse : nf6 d5 system

     In this post i will cover the lines in another of the most played systems - Nf6 d5. I will mostly analyze after 1e4 Nf6, 2Nc3 d5. Won't give much thought about the 1e4 Nf6. 2e5 ... lines as they are pretty boring...

  • Pawngrabber News: Tom Riccardi Takes on Pan Ams

    Check out the original article on Chess^Summit here! How did Pittsburgh Pawngrabber Tom Riccardi do at Pan Ams? How did he beat an expert after dropping a queen? Tom shares his experiences here! Recapping the 2016...

  • Carlsen Wins Rapid Playoff, Defends World Championship

    It was about time. Just like in the classical portion of the 2016 world championship, GM Magnus Carlsen got several promising positions against GM Sergey Karjakin in the rapid playoff.  The difference? Today...

  • Ding Holds Marathon Game vs Caruana; All Draws In Sinquefield

    Today served as a brutal yet soporific reminder that a well played game of chess is ultimately a draw. By far the most interesting game of the round was GM Fabiano Caruana vs GM Ding Liren. Caruana tried...

  • Anand Bounces Back As Topalov's Slump Continues In London

    Viswanathan Anand bounced back from his round-four loss and defeated Veselin Topalov the next day at the London Chess Classic. The Indian GM won a knight-vs-bad-bishop-endgame after more than six hours...

  • GM Walter Browne, 1949-2015

    The chess world is suddenly without one of its most illustrious and longtime stars. GM Walter Shawn Browne, a six-time U.S. champion, died in his sleep Wednesday at the age of 66. He was perhaps the most dominant...

  • Introducing: WIM Iryna Zenyuk

    I am very pleased to introduce chess.com's new columnist for Fridays, WIM Iryna Zenyuk! Iryna moved from the Ukraine to the USA in 2001. She was soon strong enough to be competing in the U.S. Women's Championship....

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