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  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!'s Thumbnail

    Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:07 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Expand your Knowledge of Common Structures and Plans Learn...

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    How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    IM Silman Jan 21, 2016, 4:42 AM

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate...

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    Alekhine's Defense: World Champion Openings

    GM BryanSmith Aug 27, 2015, 2:35 AM

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with...

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  • Nakamura Beats Topalov, "The Caruana" Still Elusive's Thumbnail

    Nakamura Beats Topalov, "The Caruana" Still Elusive

    FM MikeKlein Feb 2, 2015, 4:03 PM

    Americans aren't supposed to be comfortable at "The Rock." The nickname for Alcatraz Island, formerly an impenetrable prison, luckily is also the moniker for another tiny landmass's most distinguishing feature. American...

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    Playoffs Loom for U.S. Juniors

    SonofPearl Jul 14, 2012, 1:02 PM

    Playoffs Loom for U.S. Juniors; Arnold, Shen Lead By Tony RichSAINT LOUIS (July 14, 2012) -- As the 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship winds down, the action is heating up; the competitors are feeding...

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    Indians Triumph At Hastings

    SonofPearl Jan 9, 2011, 4:54 AM

    The historic Hastings Chess Congress still survives after more than a century, albeit not as such a high-profile event, thanks to the support of the Hastings Borough Council and local businesses. The 2010/11 congress...

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  • Winning With the Chigorin - Part 3's Thumbnail

    Winning With the Chigorin - Part 3

    GM CCSCATL Jul 15, 2014, 12:20 PM

    What happens when the Albin Counter Gambit meets up with GM Finegold's opening repertoire? A Chigorin cousin with queenside knights is born! Finegold speculates that the opening is far better than its reputation,...

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    How to Play Against the Albin Counter Gambit!

    GM JRLOK Feb 1, 2012, 11:12 AM

    Counter this! GM Roman Dzindzichashvili provides the indoctrination to the Albin-Counter Gambit this weekend, and he doesn't hold anything back! Take Dzindzi's recommendation (particularly, 6.Bg2 instead of the...

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