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  • Alexander---Alekhine
    Online Aug 25, 2011

    Alexander Alekhine | shiraz, United Kingdom

    Joined: Jul 13, 2011

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    Online Jun 27, 2013

    alexander alekhine | tehran, Iran

    Joined: Jun 27, 2013

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    Online Oct 10, 2015

    Alexandre Alekhine | Moscou, France

    Joined: Oct 10, 2015

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    Online Mar 7, 2016

    Alekhine Alekhine | Turkey

    Joined: Nov 12, 2015

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    Online Jan 23, 2016

    Alexander Alekhine | Newburyport, United States

    Joined: Jan 23, 2016

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  • Who Are The Top 5 World Champions?

    • pete
    • Nov 15, 2016, 4:04 AM

    Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin are now battling each other in New York for the world chess championship. While Carlsen is the heavy favorite to retain his title, neither player has been able to break...

  • How To Learn From Your Defeats Like Karpov

    Anatoly Karpov's book of selected games is one of my all-time favorites. It was a part of the famous Soviet "Black Series" about the world's best chess players. Being one of my first chess books, it seriously affected...

  • Advanced Patterns: Pin And Win

    In our last article, we discussed the importance of typical chess patterns using a pin as an example. As you become proficient in recognizing chess patterns, you'll see them everywhere! Suddenly you'll...

  • Study Plan for Advanced Players: Strategy

    • News
    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:18 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced Path (Rated 1800-1999) Tasks: Learn the power of the pieces!!! Improve your knowledge of dynamics and tension in chess. Know how to exploit exchanges. Improve your prophylactic...

  • 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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  • #55 Phi Kappa Blanca LVI

    << #54 Phi Kappa Blanca LV -- #56 >>   Tournament #55, Phi Kappa Blanca 2/19/94 NCSU Student Union, Raleigh, NC TD: Robert Singletary Section: U1800 Time Control: 40/90, G/30 <Crosstable>     Rarely...

  • Live by the Sword, die by the Sword!

    The Moscow 1925 Chess Tournament was a very strong competition: Bogoljubow, Lasker, Capablanca, Marshall.... Among the participants was Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky, s atrong Soviet Master. Alexander Ilyin Zhenevsky ALEXANDER...

  • Study Plan Update and Game of the Week

    Well I'm back after having played an interesting game last night at my local club. Since my first post last week I had a number of interesting insights. First, I realized that life very often gets in the way. It...

  • Study plan: To go from expert to master

      I am currently rated about 1990 (USCF). I have made steady progress over the years with my rating continually going up overtime but I also feel like I should have made more progress than I have. I have been...

  • What to play against The Sicilian Defence ( No diagram. For different blog) PART 2

    Wikipedia has a really long article and would not let me make that long of a blog.I also have a link to Wikipedia This is where I left off:  Najdorf Variation:...

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  • Tal Memorial Participants Announced

    The 10th edition of the Tal Memorial begins later this month in Moscow. The field includes former world champions Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand. The Tal Memorial is a super tournament remembering...

  • Volokitin 1st At Vidmar Memorial

    Andrei Volokitin won the Vidmar Memorial, a round robin held in Bled, Slovenia. The Ukrainian grandmaster finished on 7/9, half a point more than Arkadij Naiditsch. The Netherlands had Max Euwe, Germany had Emanuel...

  • Rapport Beats Navara 2.5-1.5 In CEZ Chess Trophy Match

    In the traditional Cez Chess Trophy match David Navara this year faced Richard Rapport. The Hungarian won a four-game match with three draws and a win in the final game. The CEZ Chess Trophy, an annual match between...

  • Vachier-Lagrave Shines As Clichy Clinches 14th French Championship

    Taking revenge over reigning champion Bischwiller in the penultimate round, Clichy-Echecs-92 secured its 14th French Team Championship title with a round to spare. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scored a superb 8.5/10...

  • Arturo Pomar 1931-2016

    He held draws with Black against both Alexander Alekhine and Bobby Fischer. Arturo Pomar, one of the most famous sports figures in post-war Spain, died 26 May 2016 in a hospital Barcelona. Long before Lubosh Kavalek...

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