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  • Fianchetto
    Online Aug 5, 2008

    Ron Brandmayr | New York City, United States

    Joined: Aug 3, 2008

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    Online Apr 18, 2009

    fianchetto | California, United States

    Joined: Mar 29, 2009

  • anselan
    Online May 11, 2013

    Andy Fianchetto | London, United Kingdom

    Joined: Jan 12, 2010

  • FianchettoPR
    Online Jul 31, 2016

    Fianchetto | PR, Puerto Rico

    Joined: Jul 23, 2010

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    Online 25 min ago

    Paul Fianchetto | Abuja, Nigeria, Nigeria

    Joined: May 13, 2013

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  • Pattern Recognition—Fact Or Fiction?

    Chess players, chess authors and chess psychologists attempt to teach and explain chess playing with the concept of "pattern recognition": Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess...

  • Put Your Bishop Behind Your Pawn

    We continue our exploration of common chess patterns today by looking look at the pattern "a bishop behind a pawn." While most of you have probably heard about "Tarrasch rule" which recommends putting...

  • 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...

  • Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!

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    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:17 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Learn About Advanced Opening Preparation Expand Your...

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  • King's Indian fianchetto variation analysis

    I do not really do much actual analysis as far as best moves and such, I tried to focus more on the ideas and plans used in the opening, and other than on one occasion, had the engine off.  

  • How to use your rook effectively?

    The most commonly misunderstood piece in chess is the rook. Many players have real problems with their rooks and don’t know how to play with them.   Today, IM Vangjel Buli has prepared a new text lesson for you....

  • The Catalan: The So-Called "Dead Draw"

    Recently, a lot of people, like the He Brothers, Mr. Penings and nOcHeaTiNgKiD, have been saying that the Catalan is a dead draw and that boring openings like the London System are better. Since I'm bored and don't...

  • Dominate with the Double Fianchetto!

    This week’s free webinar is going to reveal an opening system quietly being adopted by the elite players, with Kramnik pioneering it at the top level. The Double Fianchetto system is a flexible, positionally sound...

  • Light & Dark : A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse

    Light & Dark: A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse (visual ideas behind the moves in crazyhouse and bughouse) mastertan 2016 In light of the increasing amount of activity of crazyhouse chess, I’ve decided to write...

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