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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

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    The Best Chess Openings For Beginners

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:42 PM

    The first few moves of a chess game can be some of the most important moves you make. In those moves, you will establish your early plans and fight for your place on the board. Most beginners don’t need to...

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    The Italian Renaissance

    GM dbojkov Oct 8, 2016, 3:52 PM

    The Italian Game hasn't been on the cutting edge of theory in a century, but GMs Karjakin and Nepomniachtchi have recently used it to great effect. Watch as GM Dejan Bojkov shows you the subtle positional and sharp...

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    Magnus Carlsen's Lesson on Planning vs Nakamura!

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Oct 27, 2014, 3:15 PM

    How does Magnus Carlsen plan against Hikaru Nakamura? GM Eugene Perelshteyn gives you an in-depth look at Carlsen’s preparation for this world-class battle against America’s top player. Watch how Carlsen develops...

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    Putting Some Polish on the Politiken Cup

    WGM axvesik Sep 17, 2014, 6:40 PM

    WGM Tatev Abrahamyan walks you through a fascinating attacking game she played in the Politiken Cup. Find out why WGM Abrahamyan chose an Italian Game over the more popular Ruy Lopez against her opponent’s e5...

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    Time Management in the PRO Chess League

    IM yian123 May 24, 2017, 9:12 AM

    An interesting challenge I faced while playing for San Francisco in the Pro Chess League was time management. Balancing a heavy course load at UC Berkeley and preparing sufficiently to play well in my games was...

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    Russian Game- Four Knights

    I_Am_Adweith May 16, 2017, 12:13 AM

           Sometimes Russian Game can transpose into Four Knights Game.Coward chess players play this variation or avoiding the typical e4 pawn exchange.White can play the spanish,italian and scotch four knights  

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    2 positional games in the Scandinavian, & Announcement

    IM IM_Kgwm Apr 30, 2017, 7:06 AM

    In the last 5-6 years, I had acquired somewhat of a reputation as an openings-based type of player who relies significantly on "having a powerful serve", as my friend Junior Tay likes to say. Additionally, my aggressive...

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