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    Online Jun 30, 2016

    Man Of Many Gambits | Philippines

    Joined: Apr 26, 2016

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  • Learning An Opening: To Memorize Or Understand?

    IM Silman Nov 17, 2016, 2:33 AM

    Dave asked for my opinion on a line in the Two Knight’s Defense. He wrote: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Be2 h6 9.Nf3 e4 10.Ne5 Bc5. Here there are a few moves...

  • Advanced Patterns: Pin And Win

    GM Gserper Oct 21, 2016, 1:21 PM

    In our last article, we discussed the importance of typical chess patterns using a pin as an example. As you become proficient in recognizing chess patterns, you'll see them everywhere! Suddenly you'll...

  • Chess Criminals And The Games They Play

    IM Silman Jul 19, 2016, 1:42 AM

    As a man that has many interests (UFOs, martial arts, philosophy, various forms of history [chess and non-chess], literature, art, film, music, and even criminology), I recently began reading an excellent book entitled...

  • The Birth And Development Of The Hillbilly Attack

    GM Ginger_GM Jul 19, 2016, 1:52 AM

    People are obsessed with chess openings. Amazon shows 28,265 books listed when you search for "Chess Book", but I expect the number of books written on the game is well over 100,000. If I were to hedge...

  • If The Board Says ATTACK, Then ATTACK!

    IM Silman Jul 13, 2016, 1:03 PM

    The member kergnou said: “Can you take a look at my games and give me some advice?” Jeremy Silman: Okay, I’m going to review one game that shows many of your weaknesses. However,...

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  • Round 2 of Week 7

    DelhiDynamite Feb 22, 2017, 9:54 AM

    Another draw in the second round against the Budapest Gambits. Tejas Bakre and Sahaj Grover pulled out victories. Tejas won his second consecutive game. It was a great day for him. We now have Abhijeet Gupta and...

  • Game 1 of Week 7 at the Pro Chess League 2017

    DelhiDynamite Feb 22, 2017, 9:32 AM

    Delhi Dynamite took on the Budapest Gambits in Week 7 of the Pro Chess League. The team line-up for the first game was Aradhya Garg, Sahaj Grover, Tania Sachdev, and Tejas Bakre. Tania and Sahaj both drew their...

  • Cornwall Congress 2017

    thejacka1 Feb 18, 2017, 9:07 AM

    In January 2015 I made my debut in 'real' over-the-board chess at this event by finishing 1st-equal with Harvey Richings in the Penwith Cup for children (like Harvey) and ungraded or 'returning' players (like me)....

  • Try the way you hate the most.

    aln276 Feb 8, 2017, 6:27 PM

    When I was young I hated super sharp play. I almost didn't play any gambits and tried to avoid unnecessary risks. Then I had a revelation. Actually, you need to exercise exactly in the direction that you hate. Meaning,...

  • 2017 PRO Chess League - Alex King's Picks for Week 1!

    NM AlexanderKing Jan 9, 2017, 8:41 PM

    Hello and welcome to the blog of National Master Alex King! As you may know, 2017 is the inaugural season of the PRO Chess League! This is one of the most exciting things ever to happen to chess - at least...

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  • Atacar al Elefante Attack The Elephant

    IM BorisMatovsky Feb 4, 2017, 3:38 AM Esta es la partida del Vídeo en Inglés. (1) Dolzhikova,K - Ianovsky,A [C40] Kiev (Game 2), 200E5 [M.I. Boudy Bueno, Julio L.]   [The elephant gambit, like the...

  • French Defense

    robertrange Jan 19, 2017, 3:29 PM

    French Defence 1 e4 e6 (D) White to play This perhaps slightly timid-looking move is in fact a clear signal that Black has different priorities from a classical 1... e5 player. He changes the course of the opening...

  • White Attacks and Gambits in Sicilian Defense

    RussBell Jan 6, 2017, 6:22 PM

    White Attacks and Gambits in Sicilian Defense... Sicilian Defense - Ginsburg Gambit...

  • 2016: The Year In Review

    News Dec 31, 2016, 10:37 AM

    For many, 2016 was a year to be forgotten. Political division and turmoil, the passing of many beloved persons, and acts of violence often dominated the news. However, in terms of chess, 2016 was a banner year....

  • Quality chess Books - Colección 114 libros pdf,djvu

    NOSOYDEPREDADORCHESS Nov 16, 2016, 6:13 PM

    Lista:Aagaard J. - Attacking Manual I - Quality Chess 2008Aagaard J. - Attacking Manual II - Quality Chess 2013Aagaard J. - Experts on the Anti-Sicilian - Quality Chess 2011Aagaard J. - Experts vs. the Sicilian...


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