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  • PRO Chess League Week 3: The Critical Showdowns

    NM SamCopeland Jan 25, 2017, 1:45 AM

    With a staggering 480 players and more than 150 grandmasters currently playing, the PRO Chess League is expanding as word of mouth spreads and new free agents and local players sign up to do battle for their teams...

  • 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...

  • 3 Ways To Learn New Openings

    FM hellokostya May 12, 2016, 2:57 AM

    Learning a new opening can be a challenging but rewarding task. Once you have gotten used to a certain variation (e.g. the French Defense or the Catalan), it can be difficult to switch to playing something...

  • The Curse Of Undefended Pieces

    IM Silman Jan 11, 2017, 6:20 PM

    Over the years, I’ve looked at tons of games played by low-rated members (games by low-rated players are often extremely instructive). In many instances I see undefended pieces on both sides. And,...

  • PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PROChessLeague Jan 10, 2017, 1:28 PM

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 1/31/2017: 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...

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  • Attitude

    Ziryab Feb 24, 2017, 10:07 AM

    Attitude   Win with grace. Lose with dignity.Susan Polgar During morning coffee today, I reviewed three games on, then played a single blitz game. When the blitz game began, I spoke my opponent's...

  • Sharjah GP 2-3: MVL leads as Rapport suffers by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Feb 21, 2017, 4:27 AM

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the sole leader of the Sharjah Grand Prix on 2.5/3 after beating Richard Rapport in Round 2 and surviving by the skin of his teeth against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in Round 3. Rapport has...

  • Preservation

    blohmoremoney Feb 21, 2017, 4:23 AM

    The biggest lesson i got from annotating my game on the White side of an advanced Tarrasch French is the preservation of the light squared Bishop. I deviated from theory with 18. Bg4 rather than Bg6 and I wondered...

  • Is Hiring: Translators, Community Managers, Javascript Developers And More!

    News Feb 14, 2017, 12:12 PM is expanding into some new areas and we are looking to add some talented passionate team members. All jobs are remote and you can work from anywhere. Join our awesome team of more than 80 team members...

  • Unusual Sicilians

    Nietsoj Feb 12, 2017, 7:56 AM

    Curiously, I have found myself playing the white side of the Sicilian in a couple of recent games. I play the Sicilian regularly as black, but with the white pieces I usually play d4-openings, so it is rarely an...

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  • Vachier-Lagrave On 2/2 At Sharjah Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Feb 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the only player with a 100 percent score after two rounds at the Sharjah Grand Prix. The French grandmaster beat Richard Rapport today, who started the game with 1.b3. In...

  • Adams, MVL, Rapport Start With Wins At Sharjah GP

    PeterDoggers Feb 18, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Richard Rapport was the first winner in today's first round of the Sharjah Grand Prix. The Hungarian beat Ding Liren, and then saw Michael Adams and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave join him in the lead. For whatever...

  • dditional Rules and Regs

    ariel53 Feb 15, 2017, 1:47 PM

    Hello everyone ! The French Teams Championship starts today, with its two Nationals: National 1, with 11 teams, and National 2, with 8 teams. Thank you all for being involved! Unless I was mistaken, all the players...

  • Weeks 4 and 5 Recap: Webster and Lagos

    PittsPawngrabbers Feb 11, 2017, 8:36 PM

    The Pittsburgh Pawngrabbers fell to the always strong Webster Windmills 5-11 in Week 4, but bounced back to win their first match of the season 8.5-7.5 against the Lagos Leatherbacks. Pittsburgh went for the subs...


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    Lawrence Wheatley                  Paul Hodgskin Dave Pugh                                Karol Grzywaczewski Roy Peters                   1          Paul Kelly                                 0 Stan Grayland              ...


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