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  • danielwang05
    Online Dec 28, 2015

    French defense | Simi Valley,CA, United States

    Joined: Jan 21, 2013

  • french_defense_293
    Online 16 hrs ago

    French Defense | CA, United States

    Joined: Dec 8, 2013

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  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

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    • 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...

  • Roman's Novelty Shop

    There's nothing quite like the joy of cooking up a fresh opening idea and springing it successfully on an unsuspecting opponent. The thrill of a great novelty is part of the mystery and lore of chess. Who can forget...

  • Imbalanced Forces, Part 1

    A material imbalance in the endgame provides an unusual type of play. Here we watch the spectacle of pieces, each with different capabilities, fighting, trying to change the terrain to their own advantage. It is...

  • The Diverging Roads

    In a recent tournament, one game reached a certain ending which I had previously played a full eight years ago. That was a decent memory of a very different time. I wasn't even an IM yet, and I was still trying...

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  • How to Play Chess Openings!

    As any competitive player knows, getting the opening right is essential if you want to be successful. While the goal may be to reach “a playable middlegame position”, achieving that goal requires a solid understanding...

  • Challenger's Cup 2016

    The winner of the Challenger's Cup gets to play in the Washington State Closed Championship, a feat which otherwise demands a rating close to 2300.  This attracted 28 players to the top section, including last year's...

  • Going Full Jobava

    In many ways the most interesting story of the Baku Olympiad, even more than the United States gold, Ukraine's upset of Russia,  China's spectacular collapse, or Canada's bid for bronze, was the gold medal...

  • Poxman's blog

      This position occurred in an online game against my friend, 14 days each side. I'll post more puzzles when I see more tactics in my games :)     This position occurred in a game with 30 minutes for both sides....

  • What to play against The Sicilian Defence ( No diagram. For different blog) PART 1

    The Sicilian Defense is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. e4 c5. The Sicilian is the most popular and best-scoring response to White's first move 1.e4. "Indeed, most statistical surveys suggest that...

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