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  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 1

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 28, 2014, 3:34 PM

    Curse of the Hasty Pawn Advance EvgeniyZh (1192) – raj475 (1324)ICC Live Game (30-0), 2014 1.e4 b6 2.e4 e6 3.e5 I’ve seen many sub-1500 rated players make this kind of hasty pawn advance, and I will take this opportunity...

  • The Greatest Amateur Game of all Time

    • IM Silman
    • Oct 31, 2010, 10:10 PM

    Even before my 3 part series on How to Study Master Games, I had gotten various letters asking about the ultimate value of non-master games. Also, many people have asked me how to improve their attacking skills....

  • The Point of Studying Master Games, Part Two

    • IM Silman
    • Oct 17, 2010, 10:28 PM

    Henry asked: You often talk about studying master games, but is one master game as good as another, or are certain games better than others? Silman: In Part One of this three part answer to Henry’s question, I pointed...

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  • Book based course to take you to 2000 strength in slow chess

    INTRODUCTION I was recently asked by an intermediate player how to set about improving to 2000 strength and wrote a detailed reply.  As it might be useful to other players I am posting it (lightly edited) here....

  • Days 1-3 of my Journey to Improve

    I'm off to a rough start.  These past few days I have not really been taking chess too seriously.  I'm still wondering if this will be worth it, but I am not doing this for sport, but for the love of the game, which...

  • Tata Steel Chess 2017 Preview by Colin McGourty

    The real start to the chess year is the first round of Tata Steel Chess, and the wait is over to usher in 2017! World Champion Magnus Carlsen and his challenger Sergey Karjakin are both playing the 14-player Masters...

  • 2016 Year in Review

    My 2016 training plan was pretty audacious. I think I actually did pretty well except for that rating thing--but who cares about ratings, right? We're not our rating. We're people with names and families that love...

  • Returning the the Prodigy Program and to the game. Preblog

    A man once told me that in the beginning of a thousand mile journey you often fall down and have to start over again and again.  I have been doing this, in my areas of my life than just chess.  To recap, I have...

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