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  • Master Path Study Plan: Strategy

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:15 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Tasks: Learn the following master-level pawn structures. Master the art of maneuvering. Learn to use your pawns actively. Study the exploitation of pawn...

  • Cuba

    batgirl Apr 6, 2016, 11:18 AM

    Avenida de las Palmeras, Habana, ca. 1904      A large island in the Caribbean, this former Spanish colony lies just 93 miles from the state of Florida.  Its proximity to the United...

  • Walker

    batgirl Nov 25, 2015, 11:23 AM

    George  Walker    George Walker's life (1803-1879) spanned one of the most remarkable periods of chess.  As a chess player, he met and played such personalities as John Cochrane, William Lewis, Alexander McDonnell,...

  • Professor of Chess

    batgirl Nov 18, 2015, 11:38 AM

    Jacob Henry Sarratt (1772-1819)      Jacob Henry Sarratt, born in 1772, worked primarily as schoolmaster but was much better known for his avocations which, of course, included chess.      After Philidor's death,...

  • Chess Tactics And The Hookah

    IM Silman Aug 18, 2015, 3:37 AM

    A Superior Tactician member Mzeekimaro wrote: “I am a big fan of you and your chess books. I am rated 1581 by FIDE. I want to be very good at tactics. What do you recommend I do? I want to be labeled...

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  • Cornwall Congress 2017

    thejacka1 Feb 18, 2017, 9:07 AM

    In January 2015 I made my debut in 'real' over-the-board chess at this event by finishing 1st-equal with Harvey Richings in the Penwith Cup for children (like Harvey) and ungraded or 'returning' players (like me)....

  • My pro bono chess work in DC - 2016 recap and beyond

    NM eltenedor Feb 13, 2017, 11:02 PM

    In April 2016, I stated my commitment to a cause: To provide chess lessons to the DC community at no cost. This blog is an update on what I did in 2016 and what I intend to do going forward. (This is my original...

  • Who Is Mr. Dubov? An interview with Daniil Dubov

    Spektrowski Dec 31, 2016, 7:09 AM

    I've already translated one interview by Daniil Dubov, but now that he'd finished third in the World Blitz Championship, I feel that the English-speaking chess community deserves to know more about this young Russian...

  • Learning the Averbakh With's Chess Mentor.

    CNoahSay Dec 16, 2016, 10:06 AM

    Hello members,My username is CNoahSay and this is my first blog post. Recently I finished the lesson on for the Kings Indian Defense Averbakh variation. This variation was brought up to me recently...

  • August 29th, and 3 months on ...

    Piperose Dec 2, 2016, 10:44 AM

    I chanced upon this site while bunking-in with an old college mate of mine. The Presentation and Lay-Out made the best of my first impressions.  And the first two were: Live Chess. The previous sites I'd joined...

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  • Ugandan Chess Star Barnstorms U.S.

    FM MikeKlein Apr 25, 2014, 4:40 AM

    Haven't heard of Phiona Mutesi? You will soon. The most famous player in the history of Ugandan chess is coming to America, and perhaps to the silver screen.  A member of Ugandan Women's Olympiad team,...

  • GM Nigel Davies - Chess Mentor Course & Vote Chess

    erik Mar 3, 2008, 11:23 AM is lucky today! We are fortunate to have GM Nigel Davies with us in two amazing new roles! First off, GM Davies has created a new Chess Mentor course on Understanding the Colle-Zukertort which is an aggressive...


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