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  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • Why You Lose To Weaker Players

    IM Silman Dec 21, 2016, 3:41 PM

    Asmara the Cat wrote: I have a problem and I hope you can help me. My problem is that I don’t know how to defeat bad players (well, I’m not so good, but players who play worse than me). In real life,...


    batgirl Nov 23, 2016, 11:29 AM

    CAÏSSA'S  BATTLEFIELD       Chess at its purest is a totally abstract game that requires nothing but one's mind.       While the accoutrements...

  • How To Think Critically In Chess

    NM danheisman Oct 5, 2016, 2:52 AM

    Chess is a thinking game. Thought processes and time management are intertwined and are two of the most important skills. I break down time management into two sub-skills: Macro Time Management: The ability...

  • Master Path Study Plan: Bringing It All Together

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:14 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced Path (Rated 2000-2199) Tasks: Analyze all games with a computer. Compete on the leaderboard. Start a blog. Play solitaire chess. Compete in a major open. Congratulations!...

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    wisdom_spoken Feb 18, 2017, 9:04 PM

      The world of war is like a chess board, And victory is stored in a closed box in our mind so we fight on the floor. But before the fight begins you must know your opponent and know your mission, Because 64 box...

  • (Blog 1) How to *UNDERSTAND* Everything in a Chess Game - General Summary

    Cherub_Enjel Feb 16, 2017, 12:27 AM

    *I am periodically editing this post! A lot of people have said it's pretty decent, so I will try to make it more thorough*   So, I decided to create a blog, and there's nothing better to write about in the first...

  • The Fighting Dragon: Book Review

    Ziryab Feb 14, 2017, 9:37 AM

    The Fighting Dragon   A Book ReviewThe Fighting Dragon: How to Defeat the Yugoslav Attack (Boston: Mongoose Press, 2016) by Paul Powell is not a repertoire book. It does offer suggestions to meet White's normal...

  • Bughouse Openings Synchronization

    Sorsi Feb 4, 2017, 10:58 AM

    I bet that most of you have been in the following situation: you play a pretty good opening, but still you lose in 10-15 moves. How is this possible? Easy: bad synchronization with your partner's opening is one...

  • How To Be A Pro Player (course 1-lesson 1-beginners)

    Dinesh_rama Feb 2, 2017, 7:17 PM

    Lesson 1 Chess For Beginners The Starting Position Let's take a look at the starting position. Finally we see a board full of pieces!  After the previous lessons you know how they are called. White starts with 16...

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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...

  • King's Gambit Declined

    robertrange Jan 20, 2017, 10:19 AM

    King’s Gambit Declined 2 . . . Bc5 For centuries now, this move has been a safe haven for those who do not feel at ease in the jungle of the ‘real’King’s Gambit. Black refuses to be provoked by 2 f4 but he also...

  • Dutch Defence

    robertrange Jan 19, 2017, 5:18 PM

    Dutch Defence 1 d4 f5 (D) White to play In a way, the Dutch Defence is the equivalent of 1 e4 c5, the Sicilian. Whereas 1... c5 is the natural alternative to 1... e5 as a reply to 1 e4, in that both moves prevent...

  • Eljanov Ahead of Carlsen, So At Tata Steel

    PeterDoggers Jan 17, 2017, 12:59 PM

    Also during the first rest day Pavel Eljanov will be the sole leader of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Today the Ukrainian grandmasters defeated Baskaran Adhiban. He finds Wesley So and Magnus Carlsen,...

  • Team Match IV & V - Sao Paulo & (Not) Team Prague - Defeat

    Sir_Chjaka Jan 8, 2017, 4:08 PM

    Well the results are coming in thick and fast now folks, I've only just posted on our victory against Balkans Chess Unity and now I have two defeats to report so I thought I'd lump them in together as there's only...


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