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  • Gems From The 2012 U.S. Championship

    TigerChess Dec 3, 2016, 7:42 AM

    It's an older archive but still worth its weight in gold. Review the best rounds from the memorable 2012 U.S. Championships with GM Eugene Perelshteyn. This tournament exceeded every chess lover's expectations....

  • 2013 World Championship Morning-After Show

    TigerChess Dec 3, 2016, 7:41 AM

    Some instant classics from the 2013 World Championship are too good to pass up. Watch as GM Ben Finegold and IM Danny Rensch break down each round and the missed opportunities from the best of the best. It's...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    IM Silman Sep 29, 2016, 3:30 AM

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before...

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  • The Dam

    blohmoremoney Feb 20, 2017, 9:39 PM

    Pawn breaks often feel like holding back a dam. Unexpected cracks can be destabilising. Playing on the Black side of an Advanced Caro Kann, we were headed for an uneventful draw till mutual pawn breaks livened things...

  • Karpov Can?

    ergodicbreak Feb 15, 2017, 10:08 PM

    In my endless quest to avoid 1. e4 e5 I've been playing the Caro-Kann, and for whatever reason I enjoy the positions that result, despite the fact that I lose in most of those positions. But since losing is fun...

  • Tradewise Gibraltar (6-7): Short’s swan song by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Jan 31, 2017, 10:05 AM

    Nigel Short may have reached the veritable chess age of 51, but it’s never too late to beat the world no. 2! He overcame Fabiano Caruana in Round 6 and was spared by Peter Svidler in Round 7 to move to 5.5/7,...

  • Do Chess Openings Reveal Your Personality?

    HannahHowe Jan 31, 2017, 4:36 AM

    Do Chess Openings Reveal Your Personality? At school, when I first discovered chess, I played 1. e4 automatically. It seemed the most natural move to me, a move that enabled you to develop your king's bishop and...

  • Vladimir Simagin, A Forgotten Hero

    kamalakanta Jan 23, 2017, 3:08 PM

    This post will be a humble attempt to do justice to Vladimir Simagin (1919-1968). Vladimir Simagin From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Vladimir Simagin (June 21, 1919 in Moscow – September 25, 1968 in Kislovodsk)...

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