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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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  • 5 Of World's Top 6 To Contest PRO Chess Sweet 16

    FM MikeKlein Mar 8, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Going into the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League's round of 16, which stat is more impressive to you: that five of the world's top six players will compete, or that a total of 49 GMs will occupy...

  • Fabiano Makes Forbes; Newspaper Editor Blunders

    FM MikeKlein Mar 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

    "In Other News" has been on a little bit of a hiatus, which means this column is overflowing with chess tidbits to share. Today we have a world elite gracing a business magazine's "top" list, while a newspaper...

  • Muzychuk Cruises To Final, Tan Zhongyi Wins Armageddon

    IM JovankaHouska Feb 26, 2017, 1:38 AM

    The two ways Anna Muzychuk and Tan Zhongyi reached the final of the Women's World Championship couldn't be more different. Whereas Muzychuk beat Alexandra Kosteniuk 2-0 in classical games, Tan had the strongest...

  • Ju Wenjun Knocked Out Of Women's World Championship

    IM JovankaHouska Feb 22, 2017, 12:00 AM

    The women's world championship in Tehran saw a huge sensation with the elimination of Ju Wenjun. The top seed was defeated by her compatriot Tan Zhongyi.  Harika Dronavalli, Anna Muzychuk and Alexandra...

  • Finally Got to PLay the Traxler!

    loiseinhorn Feb 4, 2017, 1:23 PM

    This was an online 3 day chess match where I got to play the Traxler! It’s all theory this. Obviously we were both using the databases (which is permitted of course). Not sure I could find all these moves on my...

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