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    Online Aug 21, 2010

    Ignacio Fuentes | Santiago, Chile

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    Joined: Oct 22, 2009

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    Q Format | anywhere, Puerto Rico

    Joined: Nov 21, 2009

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    Online Aug 13, 2012

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    Online Dec 23, 2012

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  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • American Woman - Part III

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Compilation Of Chess And Education Research Studies

    One of the most common questions educators have is, "Where can I find research studies devoted to the educational value of chess?" More studies are being conducted every year, but this article is a compilation...

  • PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 1/14/2017: A. Eligibility and Team Makeup   A.1. Team rosters A lineup is the four players you are using each match. A roster is the total list of players you have...

  • American Woman - Part II

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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  • PRO League Week 2 Pacific Predictions

    • IM dpruess
    • Jan 18, 2017, 10:04 AM

    Last week I predicted the results of 5/6 Pacific Division matches matches correctly, but my methodology was completely incorrect. Having not seen many of these players in 15 min chess action, it was hard to...

  • PRO Chess League week 2 Predictions

    • NM nmpdk
    • Jan 17, 2017, 2:47 PM

    Apparently, my deep and intricate method of picking teams to win purely based on their awesome name choice was severely flawed, as I managed to score less than 50% in my week one predictions, managing to accurately...

  • Trying chess streaming for the first time

    • hbeck
    • Jan 16, 2017, 3:29 PM

    So I've decided to start sharing some of the games that  I play here and on online in video-format as well as some of the future blog posts I've written in video format. I can't promise this will become...

  • 2017 Chess Calendar by Colin McGourty

    2017 is a chess year without a World Championship match or an Olympiad, but it’s set to be packed with events. We have the World Cup, the World and European Team Championships as well as two major competing series....

  • Different Aspects Of An Effective Essay

    Essay writing is not just about giving the points in words. There is much more to it. Many of you reading this article might not even be aware about the different aspects that essay writing has attached to it. Simply...

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  • Arranca el Tata Steel Chess con Carlsen vs So

    La 79ª edición del torneo Tata Steel Chess tendrá un comienzo y un final de ensueño. El primer rival de Magnus Carlsen será Wesley So, quien tuvo una excelente segunda mitad de 2016,...

  • El 2016 para

    Hace ya casi dos semanas que entramos en el 2017. Aún así, hemos querido mirar atrás durante unos segundos y ver todo lo que ha sucedido en este año. Para ello, queremos compartir...

  • MVL Perfect, Leads Migraines To PRO Week 1 Win

    In an action-packed season opener, the powerhouse board ones proved their worth. Four out of four scores from GMs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Li Chao and 3.5 and 3 points from GMs Wesley So and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (who...

  • PRO Chess League Takes Off Wednesday

    It's finally here. More than 400 players (100+ grandmasters), chess fans all over the world, and the whole team at are very excited that the inaugural season of the PRO Chess League will launch...

  • Chess In The White House And Kasparov Wins Again

    In 1984, GM Garry Kasparov endured a five-month match with GM Anatoly Karpov, but his latest battle ended after nine years. Unlike in that clash, this time there was a decision. Also this month, we take a...


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