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  • Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!

    • News
    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:17 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Learn About Advanced Opening Preparation Expand Your...

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

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    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:07 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Expand your Knowledge of Common Structures and Plans Learn...

  • The King's Gambit: A History

    With last week's column, we reached the end of my series on endgames, "Without the Lady." It has been an interesting journey through one of chess's most mysterious and underappreciated domains -- but the end has...

  • Riding The Winds Of Fashion, Part 3

    • IM Silman
    • Jul 22, 2014, 12:36 PM

    Warning! This is a fairly advanced article. I try to write for players of all ratings, so sometimes I explore basic stuff, and other times I bow to the 1800-and-above crowd. Though the opening in question is too...

  • The Bill Gates Variation

    How many of you could get a winning position against Magnus Carlsen after just eight moves of play? How many chess players in the world could do it? I know one of them, and his name is Bill Gates! Image: NRK/YouTube Not...

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  • How to Spell Exciting Chess- ATTITUDE!

    With the recent WC games under way, people like myself are complaining of the "boring" nature of the games. Chess fans throughout history want to watch exciting, attacking games where things hang by a hair and the...

  • The quest for building an opening repertoire 1: white

    I will dedicate this second blog post to the path it took to build my white pieces opening repertoire. A little background: i played 1.e4 (and very aggressively, i played the King's gambit and the open sicilian,...

  • Reaching the next Level

    Last July I had the opportunity to play yet another otb tournament. As real life is getting a bit crowded these days my prep wasn't ideal and even during the course of the event I was unable to fully concentrate...

  • RARing the Endgame: FIDE Invitational Round 8

    Generally RAR is related to attacking chess, not positional or endgames. However, sometimes RAR is also in the endgame. Because I did have a strategy to achieve my only win in the tournament. The odd thing is that...

  • Chess Strategy : Power of Pawn Storm 1

    A PAWN STORM is a chess strategy in which several pawns are moved in rapid succession towards the opponent’s defenses. A pawn storm usually involves adjacent pawns on any one side of the board (king side or queen...

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