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  • 3 Ways To Learn New Openings

    FM hellokostya May 12, 2016, 2:57 AM

    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...

  • The Killer Instinct

    batgirl Aug 19, 2015, 2:29 PM

         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

    GM BryanSmith Apr 29, 2015, 2:27 AM

    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...

  • Catalans

    batgirl Mar 8, 2015, 5:17 PM

         Joan Carbó i Batlle was born the same year as Paul Morphy.  In fact, Batlle was just 3 weeks older than his more famous contemporary. Also a lawyer, though born in Tarragona, Catalonia, Batlle with his two...

  • Serendipity Leads to Fischer and Beyond

    batgirl Dec 23, 2014, 7:10 PM

          I had stumbled across the archived "New York Times" obituary notice for Edmar Mednis (February 22, 2002, by Dylan Loeb McClain).  The obit, of course, reviews his life, but pivots on the point that, although...

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  • Look at every move #dirty #plan

    conolly Feb 21, 2017, 2:23 PM

    An interesting game that I played after school and thought that some players would want to see a cool checkmate, and some bad middle game play. Please feel free to rip the game to shreds and tell me what moves I...

  • Speed VOTE CHESS 10 minutes per move

    why0712 Feb 13, 2017, 6:48 AM

    Have you ever played SVC? Join TU @ Queens gambit declined transposed into Catalan closed: Ruy lopez exchange variation:

  • So Wins Again, Increases Tata Steel Lead

    PeterDoggers Jan 25, 2017, 3:03 PM

    Wesley So defeated Radoslaw Wojtaszek today and increased his lead to a full point at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. In the challengers, Jeffery Xiong joined Ilia Smirin...

  • Rapport Beats Carlsen; Aronian Bounces Back

    PeterDoggers Jan 22, 2017, 1:03 PM

    Richard Rapport was the sensation of the day as he defeated Magnus Carlsen beautifully in round eight. Wesley So still leads the Tata Steel Chess Tournament's masters group going into the second rest day. Photo:...

  • Queen's Gambit declined

    robertrange Jan 19, 2017, 3:49 PM

    Queen’s Gambit Declined 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 (D) White to play The Queen’s Gambit Declined is one of the oldest 1 d4 openings and has a long history. As long ago as the 19th century, when 1 e4 was still by far the most...


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