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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

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    Online Jul 31, 2016

    Fianchetto | PR, Puerto Rico

    Joined: Jul 23, 2010

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    Paul Fianchetto | Abuja, Nigeria, Nigeria

    Joined: May 13, 2013

  • ImperialFianchetto
    Online Dec 15, 2014

    Imperial Fianchetto | United States

    Joined: Dec 15, 2014

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  • Pattern Recognition—Fact Or Fiction?

    Vik-Hansen Dec 20, 2016, 2:59 AM

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!

    News 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...

  • 2016 Candidates' Tournament Free Analysis Video Guide

    jdcannon Mar 14, 2016, 2:28 PM

    Did you miss any live games from the 2016 Candidates' Tournament in Moscow, where the best contenders in the world battled it out for a shot at Magnus Carlsen's world championship? This guide serves to...

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  • Vladimir Simagin, A Forgotten Hero

    kamalakanta Jan 23, 2017, 3:08 PM

    This post will be a humble attempt to do justice to Vladimir Simagin (1919-1968). Vladimir Simagin From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Vladimir Simagin (June 21, 1919 in Moscow – September 25, 1968 in Kislovodsk)...

  • My favorite GM win: Washington Junior Open Round 4

    Joseph_Truelson Jan 20, 2017, 11:38 AM

    Notice that in the context of this article that "GM" stands for Garbage Master. After all, everyone is Garbage before they become Grand, if they ever become Grand at all! Also, I wished to put a photo I took of...

  • King's Indian fianchetto variation analysis

    skilled-obliterator Jan 18, 2017, 9:39 PM

    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?

    GM GM_Igor_Smirnov Dec 29, 2016, 10:38 PM

    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"

    anshulcgm2 Dec 23, 2016, 1:28 AM

    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...

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