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  • The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student's Thumbnail

    The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    GM Ginger_GM Dec 5, 2016, 3:37 PM

    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...

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    Game Analysis By Sam Shankland

    TigerChess Dec 3, 2016, 7:48 AM

    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...

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!'s Thumbnail

    Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

    News 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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    Mark Taimanov: 1926-2016

    PeterDoggers Nov 28, 2016, 7:39 AM

    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'...

  • Sorry, 2700s And 2800s: Vidit, Shirov Lead In IOM's Thumbnail

    Sorry, 2700s And 2800s: Vidit, Shirov Lead In IOM

    FM MikeKlein Oct 4, 2016, 5:26 AM

    How does a tournament go from 16 perfect scores down to just two in one day?  You can thank some tenacious and resourceful defense from a few underdogs, the top-seeded 1.5 defeating the low-seeded 2.0, and...

  • Nakamura, Caruana Still Perfect At Chess.com Isle Of Man's Thumbnail

    Nakamura, Caruana Still Perfect At Chess.com Isle Of Man

    FM MikeKlein Oct 3, 2016, 3:01 AM

    Yesterday the ladies played on the top three boards. Today in round two, they scored. Instead of three females as underdogs on boards 1-3 of the Chess.com Isle of Man International, today three Indians took their...

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  • Member Analysis: The British Are Coming!'s Thumbnail

    Member Analysis: The British Are Coming!

    GM JRLOK Mar 8, 2016, 2:43 PM

    GM Roman Dzindzichashvili is back and worth the wait! Today he shows how the Dutch Defense can switch to offense very quickly. But like any game, transitioning to a better endgame can be key. Watch and see all three...

  • The Classical Dutch - Part 5's Thumbnail

    The Classical Dutch - Part 5

    GM Ginger_GM Jul 18, 2014, 5:39 PM

    The final chapter in the Dutch Defense covers various other responses, including what to do when White fails to fianchetto. The Ginger GM also shows a model game where Black accomplishes the thematic ...e5 and gets...

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    The Classical Dutch - Part 2

    GM Ginger_GM Jun 27, 2014, 9:02 AM

    GM Simon Williams, one of the most frequent practitioners of the Dutch Defense, shows why it isn't the opening's fault that he is 0-3 against GM Alexei Shirov. Today the plan of ...Ne4 and the importance of ...e5...

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    Houston Lone Star Open 2017: U1600

    Ybarsabal Apr 6, 2017, 11:51 AM

    I just played in the Houston Lone Star Open 2017 this past weekend, run by Cajun Chess, in the U1600 section. With a good result and a few lessons learned, I thought it was worth a blog post. Saturday was April...

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    Gaining Space with Various Openings

    PatternRecognition Apr 4, 2017, 12:34 PM

    Here are 5 of my games from the Marchand Tournament.  Next year will be the 40th anniversary. The English Opening Gaining Space with the Anti Sicilan - Advanced French Structure The Leningrad Dutch The...

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    Preparation day 8: Dutch defense, English opening

    IM attilaturzo Mar 30, 2017, 4:21 PM

    I started my preparation with a 3 minutes game where my opponent played the Dutch stonewall. I forgot my line and moved into a nice tactics. I nearly saved the game by time, but lost at the end. This was the game: Then...

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