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    jolly catalan | DIGOS, Philippines

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  • 3 Ways To Learn New Openings

    Learning a new opening can be a challenging but rewarding task. Once you have gotten used to a certain variation (e.g. the French Defense or the Catalan), it can be difficult to switch to playing something...

  • Links to the Past II

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

  • Links to the Past

    This is the week of Halloween, a time when we dust the cobwebs, ressurect the dead and free the whispy ghosts of the departed.I thought this would be an appropriate time to open my own vault into the not-so-distant...

  • The Killer Instinct

         There are many definitions for the concept, "killer instinct."  One of the better ones I found, from, tell us it's "an aggressive and ruthless determination to win or attain a goal."      ...

  • How To Play The Stonewall Dutch

    Today we will be looking at a completely different landscape on the chess board compared to last week's King's Indian structure: the light-square focus of the Dutch Stonewall. The Stonewall is not a specific...

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  • Beating the lower rated players at the Washington Junior Open Rounds 1-3

    Picture is of the talented Brandon Jiang, a 1400 (1487 to be exact). Joseph Truelson played him in the first round of this tournament. Also, Joseph Levine is amazed to be in the photo and as a result is making sure...

  • 2016 Year in Review

    My 2016 training plan was pretty audacious. I think I actually did pretty well except for that rating thing--but who cares about ratings, right? We're not our rating. We're people with names and families that love...

  • IM Kevin Goh wins Balestier League by a mile

    A trip to the Melbourne Chess Club, while on vacation in October, gave me an idea to start a semi-serious training event for my chess ‘kakis’ back home. Established 150 years ago, the club manages to...

  • RAR Match update: Exclusive Interview with RookSacrifice Part 1

    [Picture taken from somewhere online. Who knows where. Search up "RookSacrifice" in Google and look in the images, and you will find it. But that's besides the point. At least I think so. Sorry, I shouldn't be hogging...

  • The Catalan: The So-Called "Dead Draw"

    Recently, a lot of people, like the He Brothers, Mr. Penings and nOcHeaTiNgKiD, have been saying that the Catalan is a dead draw and that boring openings like the London System are better. Since I'm bored and don't...

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