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    American Woman - Part II

    batgirl Jan 4, 2017, 11:36 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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    Master Path Study Plan: Tactics!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:16 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Tasks: Solve tactics, tactics, tactics, and ... tactics! Solve studies. Practice calculation. Play blindfold chess. Complete these tactics-themed lessons. You...

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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...

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  • 5 Mating Pattern Puzzles from Daily Games (Black)'s Thumbnail

    5 Mating Pattern Puzzles from Daily Games (Black)

    IndreRe Nov 26, 2017, 2:59 PM

    Last week I posted some mating pattern puzzles from daily games as White (see here). This week I want to give you some puzzles as Black. As before, I recommend that after solving them you also click through the...

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    5 Mating Pattern Puzzles from Daily Games (White)

    IndreRe Nov 23, 2017, 5:23 AM

    Going after your opponent's king is one of the most exciting things in chess. You form an attacking plan, calculate, perhaps sacrifice, and eventually, hopefully checkmate him or at least gain a winning advantage. This...

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    Ruy Lopez, Marshall Attack, Steiner Variation!

    IndreRe Nov 18, 2017, 9:46 AM

    There are two opposing schools of thought as to how intermediate players should approach the opening: Specialization - the specialization philosophy recommends that one specialize exclusively in a White opening...

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