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  • How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings's Thumbnail

    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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    Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:17 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Learn About Advanced Opening Preparation Expand Your...

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    Coach Dejan Explains

    TigerChess Aug 13, 2016, 2:26 AM

    Sometimes the best way to learn is over the board, sitting across from your teacher and analyzing a recent match. GM Dejan Bojkov has had many students excel greatly under his watch. In this series, you'll get to...

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  • Women's World Teams: Keeping The Tension vs Soumya's Thumbnail

    Women's World Teams: Keeping The Tension vs Soumya

    FM Alisa_Melekhina May 12, 2015, 12:01 PM

    FM Alisa Melekhina thoroughly analyzes one of her recent games to teach you the importance of keeping the tension on the chessboard. After building a very promising position out of a hyper-accelerated Dragon,...

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    Debating With Dragons By The Fireside!

    GM CCSCA Dec 16, 2014, 6:27 PM

    Last time, GM Ben Finegold offered a defense of the Sicilian Dragon as a misunderstood opening. But what’s the difference between the classical Dragon and the Accelerated Dragon? GM Finegold shows you the...

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    Live Sessions: Playing Mind Games -- Part 5

    IM DanielRensch Nov 18, 2014, 5:25 PM

    IM Daniel Rensch concludes his “comeback tour” with an instructive last-round game in the Mind Games tournament on Chess.com. IM Rensch shows you how to take apart the Accelerated Dragon with a traditional Yugoslav...

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    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 3:41 PM

      Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond Here are what I consider to be a sample of good chess openings books, particularly suitable for the amateur and club player - from beginner to expert.  If you...

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    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 1:02 PM

    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond Whether you are new to chess, or an experienced chess amateur looking for some books to help you improve, the list below is for you. The emphasis here is on FUNDAMENTALS...

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    Road to Master: An Update

    mjsoupcampbell May 16, 2017, 4:46 AM

    Road to Master: The Journey So Far It's been almost a full year since my blog where I announced my plan to try to reach the national master title. If anyone did not see that post the goal was to climb from my rating...

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