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  • Beginners
    Online Nov 30, 2011

    benjamin cruz | caloocan city, Philippines

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    Online Dec 15, 2010

    chess beginners | Philippines

    Joined: Mar 24, 2010

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    Online Aug 28, 2013

    Cheap Computer Help for Chess Beginners | Greece

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    Chess winning for beginners :) | Israel

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    Online Jun 24, 2014

    Beginners Choice | Pilipinas, Philippines

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  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • Learning Chess Patterns Is Easy

    IM Silman Dec 29, 2016, 8:11 AM

    I recently noticed an article that tried to clarify what a pattern is. I found it quite agonizing since the writer didn’t understand patterns but was trying hard to isolate exactly what it was (a noble...

  • Why You Lose To Weaker Players

    IM Silman Dec 21, 2016, 3:41 PM

    Asmara the Cat wrote: I have a problem and I hope you can help me. My problem is that I don’t know how to defeat bad players (well, I’m not so good, but players who play worse than me). In real life,...

  • The Time-Trouble Blues

    IM Silman Oct 12, 2016, 7:54 PM

    EscapePlan69 asked: “I get into time trouble in most of my games while my opponents always have plenty of time left. How can I improve my time management? My tournament games are one hour and 30 minutes plus...

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  • Low rank challenge: Great opportunity for beginners.

    SoulMate333 Feb 2, 2017, 7:10 AM

  • Packed Las Vegas Desert Rats Field 4 GMs, 1 IM, 4 FMs, and NM

    NM SamCopeland Jan 3, 2017, 7:27 PM

    The Las Vegas Desert Rats are one of the largest teams in the league. With 10 players on the roster, they have four grandmasters, one international master, five FIDE Masters, and one national master. Is this mob...

  • Where to find us!

    blowerd Dec 26, 2016, 10:50 AM

    If you are interested, our club house is open from 7.30 pm, every Tuesday evening of the year (except Christmas week and the month of August).  Feel free to drop in and pay us a visit anytime.  A map of the club...

  • Stonewall Attack

    RussBell Dec 19, 2016, 5:51 AM

    Stonewall articles, videos...

  • A story of doubled pawns: Part 3

    Lt2Adnan Dec 8, 2016, 8:50 PM

    In Part 2 we talked about the weaknesses of doubled pawns. But before we jump to conclusions and demonize all these poor fellas, let's first look at the other side of the mirror, and find out if they can offer anything...


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