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  • The Deadly Pawn Sacrifice's Thumbnail

    The Deadly Pawn Sacrifice

    GM Gserper Nov 21, 2017, 12:54 AM

    In last week's article we learned some of the favorite chess patterns of super-GM Ding Liren. As you probably remember, he loves to play for domination when his opponent's pieces can barely move. His most common...

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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...

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    Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:17 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Learn About Advanced Opening Preparation Expand Your...

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    Caruana Again Only Winner In London

    PeterDoggers Dec 6, 2017, 6:35 PM

    Going into the rest day, Fabiano Caruana took a full-point lead at the London Chess Classic. In round five he was again the only winner after beating Vishy Anand. Even after five rounds, seven players...

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    Sicilian Dragon Sparkles Up Peaceful 2nd Round In London

    PeterDoggers Dec 3, 2017, 4:31 PM

    After two days the fans are still awaiting the first decisive game at the London Chess Classic. However, among the five draws in Sunday's second round was a sharp and highly entertaining Sicilian Dragon between...

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    Carlsen-Ding Biggest Champions Showdown Win

    PeterDoggers Nov 15, 2017, 3:35 AM

    By scoring 8.5-3.5 on the final day, Magnus Carlsen beat Ding Liren 67-25 which was the biggest margin of all four Champions Showdown matches in St. Louis. Carlsen won $60,000 (€50,800) for his win, and Ding...

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  • Evaluation and Planning! - Part 2's Thumbnail

    Evaluation and Planning! - Part 2

    GM GMMelik Mar 8, 2014, 6:58 PM

    Want a unique system against the Closed Sicilian? No longer do you have to just drop knights into d4. GM Khachiyan shows that leaving the long dark-squared diagonal open can restrain all of White's queenside pieces....

  • A Guide for White: Avoiding the Sicilian - Alapin Part 1!'s Thumbnail

    A Guide for White: Avoiding the Sicilian - Alapin Part 1!

    GM kaidanov Nov 14, 2012, 12:57 PM

    With good reason, most players who aren't, well, chess professionals, would prefer to avoid the many complicated variations of the Open Sicilian. So what are your options? As GM Kaidanov explains, you have one major...

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    Becoming an Expert - Part 5: Bad Calculation 1

    GM GMMelik Mar 14, 2012, 1:45 AM

    Today we learn the element of surprise! GM Melik Khachiyan reviews his own game with New Mexico's top play, Lior Lapid, and in doing so, he highlights the importance of knowing what your opponent wants to achieve,...

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  • A game of chess: How Ruy Lopez became a bishop's Thumbnail

    A game of chess: How Ruy Lopez became a bishop

    introuble2 Jan 9, 2018, 10:37 AM

    In 1841, in Fraser's magazine, was published an interesting story about how Ruy Lopez had become a bishop. As source is mentioned the Spanish monastery archives. The same story appeared one year later in french...

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    Patience With Black at the 2017 Pan Ams

    NM blitzcopter Jan 4, 2018, 11:21 AM

    Cross-posted from Chess^Summit. If there's one thing I've learned about team tournaments, it's that when teammates underperform, they better do it at the same time! Two of our losses were to lower-rated teams by...

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    200 Traps for Sicilian Defense

    krkmzugur Dec 28, 2017, 10:19 AM

    Hello; In the implementation, 200 traps for Sicilian defense were placed. I put in a free app. At the time I added a paid application. He wants an update. Variations below can be seen.   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kodflex.siciliandefense    Marshall...

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