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  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    IM Silman Sep 29, 2016, 3:30 AM

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before...

  • The Best Of The Old And New Schools

    NM danheisman Sep 7, 2016, 4:23 AM

    Occasionally I run into players who think that Bobby Fischer "did it all by himself." I.e. he locked himself in his room, studied chess until he was world class, and then burst onto the tournament scene. Uh, no. Every...

  • Fighting For Initiative

    TigerChess Jul 30, 2016, 4:58 AM

    Seizing the initiative is not something that just happen. There's a strategy to gaining the initiative. However, the importance of playing aggressively doesn't justify reckless abandon. In this series, learn...

  • The Positional Threat

    GM DanielNaroditsky Apr 19, 2016, 2:15 AM

    When you think of the word "threat," what comes to mind? A threat of checkmate, perhaps? A threat to trap your piece? An indirect threat against your queen?  Whatever your specific mental representation,...

  • You Are Important!

    GM Gserper Dec 31, 2015, 5:31 PM

    When we were learning how to play chess, most of us dreamed about becoming next Capablanca, Fischer or Kasparov one day. Alas, the sad reality is that 99.999 percent of us will never become one of the chess gods. Should...

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  • Carlsen, So Topple Division Leaders In PRO Chess Week 6

    NM SamCopeland Feb 16, 2017, 12:00 AM

    As playoff tensions increased in week six of the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League, the matches were tighter than ever. Fully one third of the 24 matches were decided by a half-point, and no matches...

  • 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:...

  • Uso de Engines no estudo do Xadrez

    Boris_McQueen Dec 13, 2016, 6:21 AM

    Quem estuda Xadrez, sempre se depara com esta questão: uso engine ou não? Vale ressaltar, que é inegável que as engines trouxeram grandes benefícios para quem estuda Xadrez, mas é importante entender que elas não...

  • Mark Taimanov: 1926-2016

    PeterDoggers Nov 28, 2016, 7:39 AM

    In the night between Sunday and Monday, Mark Taimanov died in St. Petersburg at the age of 90. He was a world-class player for decades and one of the participants of the legendary Zurich 1953 Candidates'...

  • The Ultimate Training Center News #3!

    Joseph_Truelson Nov 19, 2016, 6:24 PM

    Hi everyone! I guess its been a while since the last news came out, so a lot has happened! Members: We have 357 members currently. 11 members have joined in the past month. Welcome all new members! Out of curiosity,...


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