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  • How Many Moves Can You See Ahead?'s Thumbnail

    How Many Moves Can You See Ahead?

    louisathomas Aug 9, 2017, 3:49 AM

    I recently told a friend that I had been playing a lot of chess. “How good are you?” she asked. I brightened, interpreting the question as an invitation for a game. “No, I don’t play,”...

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    What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament

    louisathomas Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 AM

    I prepared for my first chess tournament for weeks. Every night, I played a rapid game -- and then studied it, reviewing my moves to see where I missed a tactic, where I anticipated the wrong move, where I could...

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    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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    World Cup Final Still Even; Ding White In Game 4

    PeterDoggers Sep 25, 2017, 3:02 PM

    Game two and three of the FIDE World Cup final also ended in draws. If Levon Aronian holds the draw as Black vs Ding Liren tomorrow, we'll see a tiebreak on Wednesday. Ding might have two small advantages...

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    Aronian-MVL, Ding-So Go To Tiebreaks

    PeterDoggers Sep 20, 2017, 9:21 AM

    The second day of the FIDE World Cup's semifinals was identical to the first. Whereas Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Levon Aronian played a quick draw in a Ruy Lopez, Ding Liren and Wesley So were involved...

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    Ivanchuk, Fedoseev Start Round 4 With Wins

    PeterDoggers Sep 12, 2017, 11:16 AM

    The first day of the FIDE World Cup's fourth round saw two winners. Vassily Ivanchuk beat Anish Giri in a Petroff, and Vladimir Fedoseev refuted a mistake by Maxim Rodshtein brilliantly. Vassily Ivanchuk defeated...

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    Black's Knightmare In The Catalan

    GM GeorgMeier Jan 7, 2017, 4:32 PM

    GM Georg Meier's masterful series on the Catalan continues as he shows how Black can easily fall prey to positional disaster as White's knight leap to incredible outposts. These lines are quite popular so learn...

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    Active Queenside Play In The Catalan

    GM GeorgMeier Oct 6, 2016, 10:24 AM

    GM Georg Meier continues his incredible series on the sophisticated Catalan Opening. Here he shows you how to meet Black's attempt to hang on to the pawn with ...Nc6. He'll show you some instructive positional maneuvers...

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    Quick Queenside Expansion vs The Catalan

    GM GeorgMeier Jun 29, 2016, 7:54 PM

    GM Georg Meier returns with another in-depth look at the Catalan opening and the dominant ideas for both White and Black. Learn how quickly taking queenside space can be the determining factor of which side...

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    Struggle in the Catalan-Bogo

    IM attilaturzo Oct 11, 2017, 2:21 AM

    Yesterday I play a young indian talent Nadar Anand He started with the Catalan and I play Bb4 check to transpose to the Bogo-indian, but later He developed his g1 knight by e2-e3, Nge2 to keep his bishop's diagonal...

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    Gorey Chess Club with CATalan people...!!

    Manu-Trainer Oct 4, 2017, 12:24 PM

    Gorey Chess Club isn’t in the business of making political statements, but the brutality of the Spanish police against peaceful Catalan demonstrators is absolutely appalling. We feel very connected with Catalonia:...

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    2017 Sudbury Fall Rapid

    NM ih8sens Sep 24, 2017, 7:26 PM

    The Sudbury Fall Rapid ended yesterday.  I was pleased to finish with a 6/6 score and clear first place by at least a point and a half. I've included the games with a few instructive notes. Round 1 Round...

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