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  • Master Path Study Plan: Strategy's Thumbnail

    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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    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...

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  • Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?'s Thumbnail

    Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?

    FM MikeKlein Aug 19, 2017, 9:23 PM

    Septuagenarian Rex Sinquefield, one of the biggest St. Louis Cardinals fans, has seen many of his favorite team's 11 World Series Game Sevens. Today he got to play one of his own. With the "Ultimate Moves" team...

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    Half The Sinque Field Can Win In Tense Final Round

    PeterDoggers Aug 10, 2017, 9:42 PM

    On Thursday Wesley So suffered his fourth loss at the Sinquefield Cup. He was beaten by Sergey Karjakin. This means that half the field can still win the tournament. Karjakin is now tied for fourth place with...

  • Pawns Don't Equal Points In Sinquefield Rd. 3's Thumbnail

    Pawns Don't Equal Points In Sinquefield Rd. 3

    FM MikeKlein Aug 4, 2017, 6:12 PM

    After two rounds of more wins than draws, nobody parked his car in the winner's circle after round three of the 2017 Sinquefield Cup. Despite the five draws, it sure seemed like a few more wins were coming in a...

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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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  • Generating An Attack#1 - Breaking through with the Dutch's Thumbnail

    Generating An Attack#1 - Breaking through with the Dutch

    FangBo Sep 22, 2017, 12:11 PM

    Hello, welcome to another series! This series is intended for the intermediate player, in other words, I have included content of around my own playing level, but you may be interested in the various scenarios,...

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    Hippo:Spassky

    DeirdreSkye Sep 13, 2017, 1:07 AM

          As far as I know(and I might be wrong) , Spassky is the only top 10 player that has  played the hippo while he still was top 10(No 2 specifically).And he played it not once but twice and not in an unimportant...

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    Morphy and Me

    ArnieChipmunk Aug 20, 2017, 11:05 AM

    One of the very first chess books I bought was Morphy's Games of Chess (1957) by Philip W. Sergeant. This book (I was 14 years old when I read it) made a lasting impression on me - I've been fascinated by the...

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