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  • 7 Reasons To Watch Carlsen vs Nakamura Thursday

    pete Oct 20, 2016, 4:43 AM

    Attention all chess fans: This is not a drill. This Thursday, Magnus Carlsen faces Hikaru Nakamura for the inaugural Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship. It's the match we've all been waiting for,...

  • Master Path Study Plan: Bringing It All Together

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:14 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced Path (Rated 2000-2199) Tasks: Analyze all games with a computer. Compete on the leaderboard. Start a blog. Play solitaire chess. Compete in a major open. Congratulations!...

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: Tactics!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:19 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Tasks: Identify and address your tactical weaknesses. Complete a perfect ten. Complete the legendary 30-minute drill. Develop your visualization skills. Complete...

  • Living Chess

    batgirl Jul 7, 2014, 2:24 PM

         Chess has had some difficulty throughout the years in presenting itself as a form of public entertainment. There has been some isolated cases where chess made good TV and even a few instances where chess was...

  • Rudolf Spielmann, the Lethal Gentleman!

    IM Silman Oct 15, 2013, 9:26 AM

    Rudolf Spielmann was born in Vienna on May 5, 1883, and he learned how to play chess at a very young age. Reti, in his classic book Masters of the Chessboard, said this: “He learned to play while still a...

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  • My New Year's Chess Resolution

    Rudayn Dec 28, 2016, 2:55 AM

    As I was struggling to put on paper my OVERALL New Year's Resolution, I came about this post on and I decided it is a good idea to start a new blog here on to track down my journey focusing my...

  • Attacking an Under-defended Kingside

    Clavius Nov 20, 2016, 4:12 PM

    I was taking a break from work, logged onto and clicked on the Learn tab under which there are Drills.  In the Drills is one called Attacking and in that is a drill called Squeezing the Tarrasch (not far...

  • What's my plan again?

    Bletchlypark Sep 21, 2016, 1:14 PM

    When I first started out on this journey to improve at chess I knew I had to have a plan. Now that it has been a while it makes sense to revisit that plan and see how it has evolved. I posted my overall plan in...

  • I made a band saw chess set!

    giraffupus Aug 11, 2016, 1:37 PM

    Hello,       A few months ago my sister picked up an antique card table with a chess set inlay as a gift for me. It was one of those spur of the moment "what a deal" purchases. I think she paid ten dollars...

  • Skwim, aikido, and improving at chess

    WCM mkkuhner May 25, 2016, 8:20 AM

    For about a year and a half I've been playing Skwim a couple of times a month.  It's a team sport similar to Ultimate, but played in a swimming pool with a soft rubber disk that skims along the water.  My local...


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