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  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:07 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Expand your Knowledge of Common Structures and Plans Learn...

  • Are You A Giant Of Positional Chess?

    GM Gserper Jul 30, 2016, 5:35 AM

    In our article last year, we talked about how to improve your positional chess. Today, I want to give you an opportunity to test your strategic skills. The game we'll use for our quiz is...

  • GM Serper's Chess Video Quiz

    GM Gserper Jun 20, 2015, 1:54 AM

    This is the time of the year when kids are passing their final exams in school, so I decided to offer a quiz for our readers too. We did regular chess tests before (for example, here and here), so today I...

  • The Modern Defense: A History, Part 2

    GM BryanSmith Jan 1, 2015, 12:54 PM

    Last week, we learned about the pre-war origins of the opening that would become the Modern Defense.  Thus far, the Modern Defense did not have a real name, nor any kind of reputation. It was a curiosity...

  • Kolisch: Unknown Tactical Monster

    IM Silman Apr 22, 2014, 3:10 PM

    (I want to thank’s finest chess historian, batgirl, for articles shared, the photos you see in this article, and her very useful feedback when I asked her about Kolisch. If you don’t follow her blogs and...

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