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  • Bobby-Fischer
    Online Oct 25, 2008

    Robert James Fischer | New York City, United States

    Joined: Sep 19, 2008

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  • Put Your Bishop Behind Your Pawn

    We continue our exploration of common chess patterns today by looking look at the pattern "a bishop behind a pawn." While most of you have probably heard about "Tarrasch rule" which recommends putting...

  • Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!

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    • 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...

  • Master Path Study Plan: Strategy

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    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:15 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Tasks: Learn the following master-level pawn structures. Master the art of maneuvering. Learn to use your pawns actively. Study the exploitation of pawn...

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within...

  • GM Serper's Chess Video Quiz

    This is the time of the year when kids are passing their final exams in school, so I decided to offer a quiz for our readers too. We did regular chess tests before (for example, here and here), so today I...

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  • 2016: The Year In Review

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    • Dec 31, 2016, 10:37 AM

    For many, 2016 was a year to be forgotten. Political division and turmoil, the passing of many beloved persons, and acts of violence often dominated the news. However, in terms of chess, 2016 was a banner year....

  • U.S. Sanctions Kirsan Ilyumzhinov For Supporting Syrian Government

    On Wednesday, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The FIDE president was specifically mentioned as part of a group “providing support to the government of Syria,...

  • Chess Trains, Merit Badges And Doughnuts

    Last month had a varied collection of chess stories from all over the literal and figurative map. As is typical on these pages, "Karlsson" kept on winning -- read on to see how that happened. Also in the news --...

  • Pawn Sacrifice is Out: What do the Reviewers Say?

    Two years ago it was announced, and now it's out: Pawn Sacrifice, a new film directed by Edward Zwick (Legends of the Fall, The Last Samurai) and starring Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer telling the story of the...

  • Tobey Maguire To Star As Bobby Fischer

    37-year old American actor Tobey Maguire, best known for his role as the super-hero Spiderman in three Hollywood blockbusters, is set to play the controversial former world chess champion Bobby Fischer in a new...


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