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    TQ miller | mn, United States

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  • The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    During the last five years or so, most of the time that I have spent on chess has been devoted to creating things that have helped other players improve: videos, books, articles, courses and whatever else comes...

  • The World Championship Deja Vu

    [Note: GM Serper reflects on the first half of the 2016 world chess championship.] At the time of this writing, the first part of the world championship match is over, and the score is still even: 3-3....

  • Learning An Opening: To Memorize Or Understand?

    • IM Silman
    • Nov 17, 2016, 2:33 AM

    Dave asked for my opinion on a line in the Two Knight’s Defense. He wrote: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Be2 h6 9.Nf3 e4 10.Ne5 Bc5. Here there are a few moves...

  • How To Learn From Your Defeats Like Karpov

    Anatoly Karpov's book of selected games is one of my all-time favorites. It was a part of the famous Soviet "Black Series" about the world's best chess players. Being one of my first chess books, it seriously affected...

  • Tales Of Bishops And Knights

    • IM Silman
    • Nov 10, 2016, 3:28 AM

    clement41 wrote:  My question for you deals with the concept of “accountancy” of tempi; let me make myself clearer: in many instances one side has the opportunity to trade pieces (typically minors)...

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  • Inmortal Combination

    I spent two hours thinking about the position and I came to the following conclusion:  1.Rxe7+! Decoy    a) 1...Qxe7 2.Rxc8+ Rxc8 3.Qxc8+ +-.    b) 1...Kxe7 This variant took me a long time to find. I saw 2.Qb4+!...

  • 自戦記解説-part2

     こんにちは、skramchiです。本当は先に「Queen vs. Rook」に関するエンドゲームの記事を書くつもりだったのですが、エンド本(SILMAN'S COMPLETE ENDGAME COURSE や、PANDOLFINI'S ENDGAME COURSE、チェスクラシックス・シリーズから④終盤の基礎知識、⑦終盤の300題など。どれも良書です。)を読みながら書くつもりが、ほかに読みかけのチェス本があったことを思い出してしまい、完全に放置されて手つかずに……。そのうちしっかりと考察して記事にしたいと思います。    今回もまたモノポールさんとの対局の解説です。Time-Controlは45|45。結果はモノポールさんの勝ちでした。    それでは詳しく解説していきます。 1.d4...

  • Almost One Year

    Well, first of all , thanks for coming . In news, congratulations to both Mozart, & The Minister of Defense !! Well played gentlemen. Secondly, I am now the VP/Secretary for our club...yay! (Lol)... Thirdly,...

  • Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetinov, a Hero and Artist of the Chessboard

          Rashid G. Nezhmetdinov   RASHID GIBIATOVICH NEZHMETDINOV(born Dec-15-1912, died Jun-03-1974, 61 years old) Russia   :     Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov was born in Aktubinsk, then part of the Russian Empire...

  • #55 Phi Kappa Blanca LVI

    << #54 Phi Kappa Blanca LV -- Mini-Golf! >>   Tournament #55, Phi Kappa Blanca 2/19/94 NCSU Student Union, Raleigh, NC TD: Robert Singletary Section: U1800 Time Control: 40/90, G/30 <Crosstable>     Rarely...

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  • Carlsen Wins Rapid Playoff, Defends World Championship

    It was about time. Just like in the classical portion of the 2016 world championship, GM Magnus Carlsen got several promising positions against GM Sergey Karjakin in the rapid playoff.  The difference? Today...

  • World Championship Tiebreak Live Updates

    --Live Flash Report-- GM Magnus Carlsen won the 2016 world championship over GM Sergey Karjakin by virtue of winning the last two games of the rapid playoff. The tiebreak ended 3-1 for Carlsen. Game...

  • Mark Taimanov: 1926-2016

    In the night between Sunday and Monday, Mark Taimanov died in St. Petersburg at the age of 90. He was a world-class player for decades and one of the participants of the legendary Zurich 1953 Candidates'...

  • Batsiashvili Leads Khanty-Mansiysk Women's GP At Half-Time

    IM Nino Batsiashvili of Georgia leads the Khanty-Mansiysk Women's Grand Prix after six rounds. This final grand prix will determine who will play the winner of the 2017 FIDE knockout championship in a match. Here's...

  • Carlsen Wins Marathon Game To Even Match With Karjakin

    GM Magnus Carlsen got to be Magnus Carlsen today. He already tried to break down GM Sergey Karjakin with the Ruy Lopez and the Giuoco Piano in the 2016 World Championship. Today, he used a...

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