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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...

  • How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings's Thumbnail

    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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  • Moscow GP: 'Hari' Beats 'Nepo' In Dramatic Game's Thumbnail

    Moscow GP: 'Hari' Beats 'Nepo' In Dramatic Game

    PeterDoggers May 20, 2017, 10:39 AM

    Pentala Harikrishna was the only winner at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow today. The Indian grandmaster was first losing, but eventually defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi in what was one of the most dramatic...

  • 3 Winners In Moscow; Rolex For Nakamura's Thumbnail

    3 Winners In Moscow; Rolex For Nakamura

    PeterDoggers May 18, 2017, 3:11 PM

    The top of the standings didn't change much despite three decisive games in round six of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. The winners were Hikaru Nakamura, Boris Gelfand, who both moved to plus-one, and Michael...

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    Two Chinese Leaders After Moscow GP Round 2

    PeterDoggers May 13, 2017, 2:31 PM

    Ding Liren defeated Ernesto Inarkiev to join his compatriot Hou Yifan in the lead at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. First-round loser Ian Nepomniachtchi today defeated Jon Ludvig Hammer. Ding Liren...

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  • Black's Knightmare In The Catalan's Thumbnail

    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...

  • Active Queenside Play In The Catalan's Thumbnail

    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...

  • Quick Queenside Expansion vs The Catalan's Thumbnail

    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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  • Playing the Catalan: 6...dxc4 and Anshul's idea's Thumbnail

    Playing the Catalan: 6...dxc4 and Anshul's idea

    Joseph_Truelson Jul 30, 2017, 2:51 PM

    Photo robbed from Google (who else) Last night I decided to log into live chess, and to my amazement KingSacrifice (Real name hidden for security purposes) was only. After we chatted for a while, another player...

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    July Seattle Masters Series

    RookSacrifice Jul 25, 2017, 3:28 PM

    I went to the Seattle Masters Series in July. This was the last Master Series with the format of Master and Expert sections, since there are typically very few Experts. So, the TD (Josh Sinanan) invited a lot of...

  • BREAKING NEWS: I am an expert!'s Thumbnail

    BREAKING NEWS: I am an expert!

    Joseph_Truelson Jul 9, 2017, 11:22 PM

    Photo robbed from google. If you had told me that I'd become an expert during this tournament, I would have believed you. I felt lucky enough to do it, and I did! And it wasn't that surprising. I was 1989 going...

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