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  • 5 Openings To Learn In 2015

    • pete
    • Jan 12, 2015, 12:53 PM

    A new calendar year, for many people, means a chance for a new beginning. January is a month to consider new possibilities, to improve yourself, and to make a fresh plan for the upcoming year. In many ways, a...

  • Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.

    • Eugen
    • May 27, 2014, 9:00 AM

         The Sokolsky Opening 1. b4 (also known as the Polish opening, Polish Attack, Orangutan) relates to the closed openings and is considered an irregular opening. It ranks ninth in popularity and is seldom played...

  • The Mysterious Genius and his Strange Openings

    How many of you, dear readers, can identify the man shown in this picture?  This man never had a title of IM or GM and yet he managed to beat many top players of his time including Capablanca! Can you name another...

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  • 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...

  • Paul Morphy- A Positional Player of the Highest Class!

    We hear it all the time, and so much, we believe it to be true: "Paul Morphy was a tactician...." But when we take a closer examination, it turns out that the opposite is true: Paul Morphy was a consumate positional...

  • I hate it when that happens!: SCC September Tornado Round 1

    I guess this is getting typical now, but I'll do my normal paragraph about the photos. I told somebody during the event that as long as I put this paragraph up admitting that I didn't have their permission, that...

  • Tournaments managed by rotanev6 v2.

    Tournaments managed by rotanev6 This list is probably complete; please let me know of any I missed.   3-day and 5-day tournaments   1 Round Of 960 For 6 VI   in progress 1 Round Of 960 For 6 V 1 round of 960 for...

  • Everybody has a bad tournament: Sant Boi 2016

    Hi again. In my last post I wrote a recap of my first year of chess and was prepared to start my second year at the same tournament I started the first one: Sant Boi. This time I could not join the weakest group...

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