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  • dutch-girl
    Online Dec 2, 2012

    dutch girl | amsterdam, Netherlands

    Joined: Dec 2, 2012

  • Shrimpido
    Online Mar 15, 2013

    Dutch Dutch | Clermont, United States

    Joined: Mar 15, 2013

  • Dutch-ch3ss-69
    Online Oct 22, 2016

    Dutch-ch3ss -69 | Australia

    Joined: Jul 29, 2016

  • dutch
    Online Dec 5, 2007

    Jamie V | Canada

    Joined: Nov 8, 2007

  • Dutchy
    Online Nov 19, 2007

    Dutch Sykes | Hampton, United States

    Joined: Nov 19, 2007

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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...

  • Hammertime In Norway

    In our next installment of "Amazing Games," you're sure to be blown away by the time and travels of GM Jon Ludvig Hammer. Hammer is one of the best players in the world and has been a part of some of the best games...

  • Game Analysis By Sam Shankland

    In this series, GM Sam Shankland provides in-depth analysis on a series of games played between world-class competitors. There's much to learn from this series. See how grandmasters prepare against an...

  • The Magic Square In Chess

    Mikhail Tal was known not only for his fierce attacks and beautiful sacrifices but also for his amusing stories that made even non-chess-players smile. We discussed one such story in this article....

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

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    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:07 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Expand your Knowledge of Common Structures and Plans Learn...

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  • Beat the dutch stonewall

    I guess one of my favorite openings to meet as white is when black plays the dutch. I often gets into open war and there will be no gloves on then. I love it to the core of chess in my heart and soul. Even high...

  • A Giant from the Past - Henry Edward Bird (part I)

    A few weeks ago, my first book – Henry Edward Bird: A Chess Biography with 1198 games – was released. During the eight years that I worked on the manuscript I didn’t talk much about this project...

  • Washington Class Championships #3

    The Washington Class Championships 2016 was my third class championships event, after winning Class E with 5.0/6 in 2014 and after a disappointing but perhaps ok performance in Class B with 3.0/6 last year. This...

  • Switching the Angle

    I played one of my better games for a while, on the White side of a Dutch Defence. I finally accepted (with some Chess maturity) that I wasn't going to bash through on the Kingside and switched appropriately my...

  • Crazyhouse: Revitalizing the Romance in Chess

    While it’s true in today’s chess climate that high level tournaments exhibit more fighting chess than has been seen in recent decades (and thank goodness for that!), it’s impossible to ignore the larger trend in...

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  • 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'...

  • European Club Cup Jam-Packed With Stars

    Many chess stars gathered Sunday in the Serbian city of Novi Sad for the 32nd European Chess Club Cup and the 21st European Chess Club Cup for Women. Photo Lennart Ootes. Novi Sad certainly is a chess-minded...

  • Carlsen, Caruana To Compete In PRO Chess League

    The PRO Chess League will not just be a clever name. The two strongest professional chess players on the planet have signed up to play in the inaugural season. World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen will lead the Norway...

  • MVL Beats Anand In Corsica Masters Final

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the Corsica Masters on Sunday by beating Vishy Anand in the final. The rapid tournament also featured Teimour Radjabov and Hou Yifan as well as many other strong grandmasters. Organizer...

  • Carlsen Returns To Wijk aan Zee; Caruana Plays Gibraltar

    Whether it was a coincidence or not, the Tata Steel Chess Tournament and the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival announced their main participants today. World champion Magnus Carlsen will return to...

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