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  • 3 Ways To Learn New Openings

    FM hellokostya May 12, 2016, 2:57 AM

    Learning a new opening can be a challenging but rewarding task. Once you have gotten used to a certain variation (e.g. the French Defense or the Catalan), it can be difficult to switch to playing something...

  • Master Path Study Plan: Bringing It All Together

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:14 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced Path (Rated 2000-2199) Tasks: Analyze all games with a computer. Compete on the leaderboard. Start a blog. Play solitaire chess. Compete in a major open. Congratulations!...

  • A Rare And Brutal Rook Configuration

    IM Silman Aug 25, 2016, 12:09 AM

    Once in a while, a game grabs my attention due to some amazing positional concept or, less often (I say “less often” since most tactics are rather repetitive), due to a really interesting tactical battle....

  • Nakamura vs Harikrishna: 1 Million Scovilles Of Chess On May 4

    FM MikeKlein Apr 29, 2016, 6:18 PM

    GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Pentala Harikrishna are set to face off May 4 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time in the second GM Blitz Battles Match. You may want to bring a cold glass of milk. "Naka" and "Hari" together make...

  • Dancing With Yourself

    IM Silman Apr 7, 2016, 3:24 AM

    When I look at games played by 1500-rated players and below, I see many weaknesses, but one is almost ubiquitous: both players are, more or less, dancing with themselves. What this means is that a player decides...

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  • Two Hours Study

    Ziryab Feb 12, 2017, 3:14 PM

    I'm working on the Queen's Indian Defense. First, my work was aimed at learning some ideas for playing the White side (see "Home Preparation"). But, I'm also looking to develop the QID as part of my Black repertoire. The...

  • What did our team do this last week?

    erik Feb 11, 2017, 5:58 PM

    This week I asked our team to write a brief sentence about one thing they worked on to make life better for our members (you!). They didn't all respond, but here you go. Maybe it's interesting. I don't know?! Sam Assistant...

  • Newport A v Priorslee A

    dagdathecelt Feb 3, 2017, 7:51 AM

    The title is looking almost sewn up for Newport and we were going there more in hope than expectation of a result. We arrived though in pretty bouyant mood and up for the challenge. Afterall Adrian has a good record...

  • Priorslee V Telepost A

    dagdathecelt Jan 17, 2017, 4:26 AM

    W Well after most of the players competed in the local Shropshire chess congress it was back to the league, which finds us second from bottom of the table, playing one of the superpowers of the league Telepost,...

  • Pawngrabber News: Hibiki Introduces Himself to the Black and Gold!

    PittsPawngrabbers Jan 10, 2017, 7:16 AM

    Make sure to check out the original Chess^Summit post here! How did Hibiki beat his frist Grandamster? What makes him a dangerous weapon for the Pittsburgh Pawngrabbers? 2016 Pan-Ams: a brief board 2 Recap On January...

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