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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...

  • 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...

  • 3-Check Chess Tips For Beginners

    IM DanielRensch Oct 13, 2016, 5:49 PM

    Looking for a new, exciting chess variant? Maybe you watched my games vs GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave here and you're anxious to give it a try? Or perhaps you've always just been good at following the age old...

  • Becoming An Expert

    TigerChess Jul 30, 2016, 5:00 AM

    If you're reading this, chances are you've been trying to crack the rating threshold to finally claim the "expert" title. This series is designed to help you do just that. Learn from one of chess' most accomplished...

  • Garry Kasparov And The Scotch Opening

    GM BryanSmith Oct 29, 2015, 3:21 AM

    After Anatoly Karpov came Garry Kasparov, the 13th world champion. Kasparov took opening preparation to possibly the most extreme level of any champions before or since. His deep explorations, with the help of a...

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  • AoaLCP #5: The black pieces

    TheGreatLlama Feb 15, 2017, 4:55 AM

    Hello all,   By chance I've had five games in a row with the black pieces recently. It's one of those things that sometimes happens, and I'm absolutely okay with it because I actually scored very well from the run....

  • Unusual Sicilians

    Nietsoj Feb 12, 2017, 7:56 AM

    Curiously, I have found myself playing the white side of the Sicilian in a couple of recent games. I play the Sicilian regularly as black, but with the white pieces I usually play d4-openings, so it is rarely an...

  • A very interesting idea vs the 2...d6 Sicilian

    IM JRgascon Jan 30, 2017, 6:44 AM

                        A very interesting idea vs the 2...d6 Sicilian IM Jose Gascón 2483 FIDE Hi everyone, i...

  • Bishops and Knights

    intellectualsman Jan 27, 2017, 3:30 AM

    Though these 2 minor pieces have been long acknowledged to be equal in power, it has been found that bishops are marginally stronger as they can control large parts of the board at a time. Despite this, both the...

  • Simple, Clean Chess in Philly

    blitzcopter Jan 21, 2017, 8:33 AM

    Crossposted at Chess^Summit, the official sponsor of the Pittsburgh Pawngrabbers.   It's not foolproof, but seeing what one can achieve in chess just by playing natural moves is always fascinating. Sometimes, the...


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