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  • Albin
    Online Dec 29, 2007

    Albin george | MUMBAI, India

    Joined: Dec 29, 2007

  • -albin
    Online Dec 15, 2010

    Albin Törnberg | Sweden

    Joined: Dec 15, 2010

  • albin2000
    Online Jul 20, 2011

    albin & albin | heraklion, Spain

    Joined: Mar 22, 2011

  • albin5000
    Online Apr 14, 2013

    albin albin | coruña, Spain

    Joined: Nov 16, 2011

  • albin-bertilsson
    Online Dec 19, 2013

    Albin Bertilsson | sundsvall, Sweden

    Joined: Dec 17, 2013

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Alekhine's Defense: World Champion Openings

    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...

  • Reaching GM Potential And Compensation

    • IM Silman
    • Jul 28, 2015, 2:49 AM

    Reaching One’s GM Chess Potential member Philippe Silex777 asked: I have been reading your articles for a while now and have a question that I can’t find a satisfying answer to. It’s...

  • Did Hollywood Get 'Pawn Sacrifice' Right?

    By now many members have seen the first trailer for Pawn Sacrifice, the Hollywood movie based on the rise of Bobby Fischer to world chess champion. We've known for a while that Spiderman, or rather...

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  • d4 v. The Albin Countergambit

    The Albin is not an easy system, this will be elementary starting point number 1.. and as you lose games, just like the Dutch, we'll hash and rehash until you're able to navigate the tricky waters of white v. the...

  • Teaching Chess

    This summer, I had the pleasure to tutor a middle schooler (grade 7) not in Math or Science but in Chess! He knows the rules of chess but has never played competitively. Therefore it was my job to not only teach...

  • Second Year Anniversary

    Today I am a bit out of my game. So I decided to stop playing for some hours. I watched some youtube videos of GM Polgar. Having quality time with my daughter. Eating popcorn while watching Bleach (anime) on my...

  • Chess Postmortem #4: London System

    I looked back at some of my recent games to decide on an instructive post. I learned a lot from two of my draws and couldn't decide which to choose to blog about. I've decided to take a look at both these games...

  • Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin counter-gambit, Lasker Trap

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  • Nakamura Beats Topalov, "The Caruana" Still Elusive

    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...

  • Playoffs Loom for U.S. Juniors

    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...

  • Indians Triumph At Hastings

    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...

  • Slovenian genius grandmaster Albin Planinc died

    Slovenian  grandmaster Albin Planinc died 11.12.2008, forgoten.

  • Hastings Chess Festival Gets Underway

    The town of Hastings on the southern coast of England is most famous for a pivotal historical battle 'The Battle of Hastings' in 1066, but since the late 19th century it has been better known among chess fans for...

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