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  • When Chess Players Protest's Thumbnail

    When Chess Players Protest

    GM Gserper Feb 18, 2017, 9:55 PM

    One of the biggest open tournaments of the year (Gibraltar) was marred by a bizarre incident that happened in the last round. The women's world champion, Hou Yifan, lost her game in just five moves! Media instantly...

  • 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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    Study Plan For Advanced Players: Tactics!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:19 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Tasks: Identify and address your tactical weaknesses. Complete a perfect ten. Complete the legendary 30-minute drill. Develop your visualization skills. Complete...

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    Gibraltar Finale: The Stage Is Set

    FM FM_Eric_Schiller Feb 1, 2012, 2:02 PM

    Hou Yifan is poised to create history by becoming the first female winner of the Gibraltar International. She told me that her win over Polgar hadn't sunk in as anything special and she wasn't thinking about the...

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    Gibraltar Round 8: Sprint To The Finish

    FM FM_Eric_Schiller Feb 1, 2012, 9:22 AM

    Mickey Adams remains the favorite, but there are many contenders, including Hou Yifan who is having a fantastic tournament. The top results from round eight: 1 3 GM Adams Michael 2724 6 ½ - ½ 5½ GM Mamedyarov...

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    Gibraltar Round 7: Adams In Front

    FM FM_Eric_Schiller Jan 31, 2012, 8:49 AM

    The results of the top games in round seven: 1 2 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2747 5 ½ - ½ 5 GM Negi Parimarjan 2641 22 2 3 GM Adams Michael 2724 5 1 - 0 5 GM Howell David W L 2603 27 3 11 GM Sasikiran Krishnan...

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    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 3:41 PM

    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond Here are what I consider to be a sample of good chess openings books, particularly suitable for the amateur and club player - from beginner to expert.  If you are...

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    Visualization Puzzles #3

    NM Bab3s Jul 11, 2016, 9:22 PM

    In the previous post, I said that I read "books". What I neglected to mention, though this may be obvious to you, is that not all books are good for the kind of exercise I propose doing. For example, Understanding...

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    Road to GM: Week 3 "An hour of tactics a day keeps the pesky blunders away"

    redmonkeybearoo May 6, 2016, 7:27 PM

              Hello everyone, welcome back to the Road to GM series. The past seven days has been full of intensive chess training. I went down to my public library and i checked out three books covering the three...

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