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  • Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!'s Thumbnail

    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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    Attacking Pawn Chains

    TigerChess Jul 30, 2016, 4:59 AM

    Have you ever wondered how grandmasters know when and how to attack?  The key is pawn structure! Pawn chains are some of the most important attacking structures. In this series, learn the core concepts...

  • It's Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana May 10: GM Blitz Battle #3's Thumbnail

    It's Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana May 10: GM Blitz Battle #3

    PeterDoggers May 6, 2016, 11:36 AM

    Who will be the third player to reach the semifinal, Fabiano Caruana or Maxime Vachier-Lagrave? We'll know at the end of Chess.com's third GM Blitz Battle Championship, scheduled for Tuesday, 10 May at...

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  • Kramnik, Nakamura Early Leaders In Zurich's 'New Classical''s Thumbnail

    Kramnik, Nakamura Early Leaders In Zurich's 'New Classical'

    FM MikeKlein Apr 13, 2017, 2:38 PM

    Does the "new classical" time control work in making more decisive games? It's early in Zurich, but so far the limited sample size has given good returns, especially if your "science vs. sport" pendulum swings toward...

  • Sharjah Masters: Prodigies Score Big's Thumbnail

    Sharjah Masters: Prodigies Score Big

    PeterDoggers Mar 24, 2017, 1:03 PM

    Only a month after the FIDE Grand Prix the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club is hosting another tournament. The start of the first Sharjah Masters was somewhat chaotic, but the conditions for the players...

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    5 Of World's Top 6 To Contest PRO Chess Sweet 16

    FM MikeKlein Mar 8, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Going into the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League's round of 16, which stat is more impressive to you: that five of the world's top six players will compete, or that a total of 49 GMs will occupy...

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  • The Mighty Budapest Strikes Again's Thumbnail

    The Mighty Budapest Strikes Again

    logosx1 Apr 18, 2017, 10:45 PM

    This evening I played a game at Bernice's Bakery against Scott Caldwell, who drew white against me and ventured the queen's gambit knowing full well that I would play the Budapest, the opening I upset him with at...

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    Houston Lone Star Open 2017: U1600

    Ybarsabal Apr 6, 2017, 11:51 AM

    I just played in the Houston Lone Star Open 2017 this past weekend, run by Cajun Chess, in the U1600 section. With a good result and a few lessons learned, I thought it was worth a blog post. Saturday was April...

  • Mr. Perry's Theorytalk -- Mastering the Korchnoi Defense against the Closed Sicilian's Thumbnail

    Mr. Perry's Theorytalk -- Mastering the Korchnoi Defense against the Closed Sicilian

    Mr_Perry Mar 17, 2017, 6:21 PM

    The Korchnoi Defense is my weapon of choice as Black against the Closed Sicilian, beginning with the following move order: Strategically, White encounters his first major choice here: He can either play f4, entering...

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