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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    The Best Chess Openings For Beginners

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:42 PM

    The first few moves of a chess game can be some of the most important moves you make. In those moves, you will establish your early plans and fight for your place on the board. Most beginners don’t need to...

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    How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com 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...

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    Why Simon Loves The French: Odds And Ends

    GM Ginger_GM Sep 14, 2015, 5:13 PM

    If you’ve made it this far in GM Simon Williams’ examination of the French Defense, you’ve got to watch the last video in this educational series. Simon wraps up his French lessons with the odds and ends of the...

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    Why Simon Loves The French: King's Indian Attack

    GM Ginger_GM Sep 10, 2015, 3:04 PM

    How did Bobby Fischer play against the French Defense as White, and what can you do to respond to his system? GM Simon Williams continues his love letter to the French with this fun and important video lesson...

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    Why Simon Loves The French: The Classical Variation

    GM Ginger_GM Sep 2, 2015, 5:18 PM

    It took GM Simon Williams 25 years to master the French Defense, but it should take you a lot less time now that you know all his secrets. Get ready for a lesson on perhaps the most popular of White’s responses...

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    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 3:41 PM

      Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond Here are what I consider to be a sample of good chess openings books, particularly suitable for the amateur and club player - from beginner to expert.  If you...

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    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 1:02 PM

    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond Whether you are new to chess, or an experienced chess amateur looking for some books to help you improve, the list below is for you. The emphasis here is on FUNDAMENTALS...

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    Crossed the 1600 Barrier

    CNoahSay Jun 10, 2017, 2:33 PM

         Hello all I want to congratulate myself on achieving my highest blitz rating at 1639! Thank you, thank you ! I didn't think that I would cross the 1600 barrier but I have and I have kept it up since achieving...

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