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  • Greek-gift
    Online Jul 12, 2014

    United Kingdom

    Joined: Jul 12, 2014

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  • Amazing Games for Beginners

    TigerChess Nov 18, 2015, 6:49 PM

    Even the barest novice can appreciate and learn from the exquisite artistry and logic in the conceptual masterpieces to be found here. Join some of's finest teachers on a tour of the most...

  • How To Attack In Modern Chess

    GM Gserper Aug 2, 2015, 2:55 AM

    Computers continually change the way we play chess. The reports about new cases of computer cheating are a sad reality these days. We already discussed the many way computers affect chess in this series of...

  • Enlightened Chess

    batgirl Mar 1, 2015, 6:37 AM

    The Introduction:      The second half of the 18th century into the early 19th century was marked with cultural changes previously equaled perhaps only by the Renaissance.  There were great and important political...

  • Winning when you are up an Exchange (or two!)

    NM linlaoda Oct 23, 2014, 3:29 PM

    This is part of my column Move by Move: Chess Improvement. To get your game analyzed, join the group: Move by Move Chess Improvement Now let's get started! I would like to thank Ala_ for posting this game. I chose...

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 1a

    IM Silman May 6, 2014, 12:58 PM

    A reader recently recommended a game where White (a 2700 grandmaster) made use of an interesting maneuver he (the reader) had never seen before. After seeing the sequence below, many questions may arise,...

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  • グリークギフト-Part1

    skramchi Feb 13, 2017, 4:59 AM

     今回は中級者テクニック(だと思う)の1つ、グリークギフトについて解説します。  え? 「Queens vs. Rook」を投稿するんじゃなかったのかって? きっと気のせいです。  少しLive Rapid(15|10)が上手く行かないので間をおいて記事でも書こうかという魂胆です。笑    ※注意※  この記事はグリークギフトの概念を、極端に単純化した例を参考に解説するもので、具体的な手順を提供するものではありません。手順を暗記するだけでは実戦で使い物になることはまずないでしょう。    早速ですが実戦で下図のような局面に遭遇しました。 1.d4...

  • Feb 2 - King Side Attacks

    PawnSplat Feb 2, 2017, 12:18 PM

    King Side Attacks:  Checkmating your opponent should be your goal in any game you play!  Beginner players will often play for material advantages and miss the opportunity to win in a more straight forward way.  Here...

  • Blitz Tactics 2016-11-15

    blohmoremoney Nov 15, 2016, 1:59 AM

    When you limit yourself to a maximum of 3 blitz games a day, you better make them count. It forces you not to go on a binge session   From my daily exploits, here is a review of tactics which I missed (and which...

  • The Greek Gift

    doctorpsb Oct 21, 2016, 5:50 AM

    Hello everybody                                                                                                                                     Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.......sounds weird right?written...

  • Teaching Chess

    Oraoradeki Sep 24, 2016, 2:22 PM

    This summer, I had the pleasure to tutor a middle schooler (grade 7) not in Math or Science but in Chess! He knows the rules of chess but has never played competitively. Therefore it was my job to not only teach...


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