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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,...

  • Debating With Dragons By The Fireside!'s Thumbnail

    Debating With Dragons By The Fireside!

    GM CCSCATL 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...

  • Live Sessions: Playing Mind Games -- Part 5's Thumbnail

    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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  • Book Review: The Hyper Accelerated Dragon by Raja Panjwani's Thumbnail

    Book Review: The Hyper Accelerated Dragon by Raja Panjwani

    IM IM_Kgwm Nov 21, 2017, 9:38 AM

    In the weeks to come, I will be covering several recent books on the opening in this column. While there are many experienced trainers out there who demand that us amateurs stop looking at openings and focus on...

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    Chess opening

    shockwaveofdoom Oct 16, 2017, 4:50 PM

    Hey people reading this blog, I got some stinging openings for you!   There are 3 openings, and here they are.   #1: The queen's gambit   #2: The italian opening #3: Fighting the Sicilian dragon (hyper accelerated...

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    Pressure in the Maroczy Bind

    IM attilaturzo Oct 16, 2017, 3:00 AM

    Against the tournament leader, national master Gabriel Bick I played the hyper accelerated dragon and he decided to build up the Maroczy Bind.                              I had a hard time under the pressure and...

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