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    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...

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    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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    Chess Material available to YOU!

    AdventHoly Oct 31, 2016, 1:28 PM

    Hey SMI,  For those of you who do not know me, my name is Craig Dawson. I have been gone for a week and have found that our little group isn't so little any more. That's awsome!! No matter what reason led you to...

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    1. c4 English Opening

    Alvin_Cruz Oct 16, 2016, 6:14 AM

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Opening English Opening From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The English Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. c4 A flank opening, it is the fourth...

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    Bon Appétit!!

    chessolite Oct 31, 2012, 11:47 PM

    Have a look into our beautiful gambit forums. Please do comment for the hard work. Thanks. And also do join our matches. thanks and a happy halloween to all! Matches: http://www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=184912 http://www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=189314 You...

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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...

  • Road to GM: Week 3

    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...



    KM4KWS Jan 4, 2015, 3:18 PM

    “Playing well requires study – period. There are more or less sophisticated ways to play the game, and those unwilling to face up to the REALITY of CHESS KNOWLEDGE will be consigned forever to be ineffective, ignorant...

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