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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...

  • 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...

  • Hammertime In Norway

    TigerChess Dec 3, 2016, 7:42 AM

    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...

  • 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...

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  • Chess traps in french defence

    Prashant1994 Feb 10, 2017, 3:16 AM

    This is one of the oldest openings but did not get its game until 1834 when Paris team , using this defense successfully defeated London in a correspondence games. There are many traps associated with this opening.

  • Staunton!

    kamalakanta Feb 4, 2017, 1:23 PM

    This is a small attempt to pay tribute to the games of Howard Staunton. I have been inspired by two articles by GM Serper: The Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time Staunton Could See The Future Note: I am also inspired...

  • My best play, French Defense

    KarpatyPL Feb 3, 2017, 1:59 PM

    Winning this game I achieved my best ranking ever. Analysis of the game shows that I and my opponent made a lot of mistakes. After all, I am very happy with this game and I am looking forward to even better games....

  • Looking at my openings: the French

    Justepov Jan 24, 2017, 4:37 AM

    I have decided to take a look at my openings, were I will try to find out were I goes wrong. The first opening I will look at is the French! I have tried to list the most common setups I meet in this opening. Analysis Advance...

  • French Defense Indian' Kings Varation

    anandsadasivam Jan 19, 2017, 11:23 PM

    This is what I used to play,- French Defense Indian' Kings Variation But unfortunately I did this STEP later, which had brought me like this. __Game__ Daksys...

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  • Wesley So Wins 79th Tata Steel Chess Tournament

    PeterDoggers Jan 29, 2017, 6:36 AM

    Wesley So beat Ian Nepomniachtchi straight from the opening, avoided a playoff and became the winner of the 79th Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee today. Gawain Jones won the challengers...

  • Gibraltar's Magnificent 7: Only Nakamura Opens With 2 Wins

    FM MikeKlein Jan 26, 2017, 4:35 AM

    No one has won four editions of the top section of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, but GM Hikaru Nakamura couldn't have been gift-wrapped a better chance to make history. Not only did he open 2-0 in attempting...

  • More Sicilian Openings

    gritsnflies Jan 22, 2017, 8:56 AM

    In the previous post I shared several Sicilian Dragon games. I wanted you to see them because it is the main response I have taught ya'll to play against 1. e4. But, there is a crazy number of variations to the...

  • List of all January Team Matches

    Kerly888 Jan 20, 2017, 7:58 AM

    (21) Anderssen Opening: Hippopotamus Attack (A00) (   (22) Sicilian Defense: Snyder, Euwe Attack, Prins Gambit (B10) ( English...

  • Caro-Kann Defense

    robertrange Jan 19, 2017, 3:33 PM

    Caro-Kann Defence 1 e4 c6 (D) White to play Though no less ancient than the French, this move had to wait until far into the 19th century before it received any form of recognition. In fact, it was not until Capablanca...


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