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  • Greek-gift
    Online Jul 12, 2014

    United Kingdom

    Joined: Jul 12, 2014

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  • 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,...

  • The Greek Gift Sacrifice Lives On!

    As beginners, we are taught a surprising amount of various tricks, sacrifices, and mates that rarely occur in serious tournament practice. Scholar's Mate, Fool's Mate, Legal's Mate - all of these are aesthetically...

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  • Blitz Tactics 2016-11-15

    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

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

  • Teaching Chess

    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...

  • To Castle or not to Castle

    As we all know castling is the only move in chess where two pieces can move at the same time. There are two types of castling kingside ( denoted by 0-0) and queenside ( denoted by 0-0-0). They are also called castling...

  • The Greek Gift II


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