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  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

    News 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...

  • 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...

  • How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    IM Silman Jan 21, 2016, 4:42 AM

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate...

  • Video Series On The King's Indian Defense

    TigerChess Dec 21, 2015, 7:32 PM

    The King's Indian Defense is one of the great openings in chess history. A favorite of many of Caissa's greatest innovators — the King's Indian Defense was central to the development of new, dynamic ways...

  • Mikhail Tal And The Modern Benoni

    GM BryanSmith Sep 24, 2015, 2:34 AM

    Botvinnik had regained the title from Smyslov in their 1958 rematch, but soon he had a new challenger: the fiery Latvian player Mikhail Tal. Tal had appeared out of nowhere, and within a few years went from an...

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  • Why Is Chess So Fun?

    mockingbird2 Feb 1, 2017, 8:42 PM

    I don’t know. People are crazy to fall in love with a board game? According to FIDE there are over 600 million chess players worldwide. A very large number of these players play the game frequently, and tens of...

  • My favorite GM win: Washington Junior Open Round 4

    Joseph_Truelson Jan 20, 2017, 11:38 AM

    Notice that in the context of this article that "GM" stands for Garbage Master. After all, everyone is Garbage before they become Grand, if they ever become Grand at all! Also, I wished to put a photo I took of...

  • Who Is Mr. Dubov? An interview with Daniil Dubov

    Spektrowski Dec 31, 2016, 7:09 AM

    I've already translated one interview by Daniil Dubov, but now that he'd finished third in the World Blitz Championship, I feel that the English-speaking chess community deserves to know more about this young Russian...

  • How to Spell Exciting Chess- ATTITUDE!

    kamalakanta Nov 20, 2016, 5:47 AM

    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

    BSSN-OK Nov 5, 2016, 3:09 AM

    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,...

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  • Benoni and Benko

    robertrange Jan 19, 2017, 4:10 PM

    Benoni and Benko 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 (D) White to play The chapter on the King’s Indian Defence has already taught us that this move constitutes a standard way of attacking White’s pawn-centre. The Benoni is closely...

  • Bogo-Indian Defense

    robertrange Jan 19, 2017, 4:03 PM

    Bogo-Indian Defence 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 Bb4 + (D) White to play This move was introduced at the highest level by Efim Bogoljubow (1889-1952) during the 1920s, but it was not until half a century later that it...

  • Mark Taimanov: 1926-2016

    PeterDoggers Nov 28, 2016, 7:39 AM

    In the night between Sunday and Monday, Mark Taimanov died in St. Petersburg at the age of 90. He was a world-class player for decades and one of the participants of the legendary Zurich 1953 Candidates'...

  • Quality chess Books - Colección 114 libros pdf,djvu

    NOSOYDEPREDADORCHESS Nov 16, 2016, 6:13 PM

    Lista:Aagaard J. - Attacking Manual I - Quality Chess 2008Aagaard J. - Attacking Manual II - Quality Chess 2013Aagaard J. - Experts on the Anti-Sicilian - Quality Chess 2011Aagaard J. - Experts vs. the Sicilian...

  • Chess Material available to YOU!

    AdventHoly Oct 31, 2016, 1:28 PM

    Hey SMI,  For those of you who do not know me, my name is Craig Dawson. I have been gone for a week and have found that our little group isn't so little any more. That's awsome!! No matter what reason led you to...


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