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  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!'s Thumbnail

    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!'s Thumbnail

    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...

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    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...

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    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'...

  • Svidler Clinches 7th Russian Title's Thumbnail

    Svidler Clinches 7th Russian Title

    PeterDoggers Oct 14, 2013, 11:45 AM

    Peter Svidler won the Russian Championship Superfinal on Monday in Nizhny Novgorod. The grandmaster from St Petersburg beat Ian Nepomniachtchi 1.5-0.5 in a rapid playoff after both had finished on...

  • Aronian Keeps Up The Pace In Tata Steel's Thumbnail

    Aronian Keeps Up The Pace In Tata Steel

    SonofPearl Jan 25, 2012, 1:35 PM

    Official Website Round 10 Report Armenian GM Levon Aronian seemed well on his way to win the 10,000-euro first prize in Grandmaster Group A of the 74th annual Tata Steel Tournament at Wijk-aan-Zee on Wednesday. With...

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  • Modern Benoni 3: The Snake Benoni!'s Thumbnail

    Modern Benoni 3: The Snake Benoni!

    IM Nezhmet Nov 28, 2011, 11:09 AM

    "Hiss, hiss", goes the Snake Benoni! In this weekend's amazing featured video, IM Mark Ginsburg delivers the perfect climax to his 3-part installment on the Modern Benoni. This interesting sideline offers black...

  • Modern Benoni 2: ...b5 Strikes Against the Center!'s Thumbnail

    Modern Benoni 2: ...b5 Strikes Against the Center!

    IM Nezhmet Nov 17, 2011, 5:14 PM

    When two Super-GMs face off in an opening as sharp as the Benoni, you know you're in for a real treat! The smooth sounds of IM Mark Ginsburg walk us through this awesome battle between GMs Meier and Gashimov. When...

  • Modern Benoni 1: The 'Amanovs' Thrilling Battle!'s Thumbnail

    Modern Benoni 1: The 'Amanovs' Thrilling Battle!

    IM Nezhmet Nov 3, 2011, 6:01 AM

    In this high-octane US Chess League battle, GM Amanov faces off against IM Amanov for an unforgettable game in the Modern Benoni! International Master Mark Ginsburg reviews this exciting match, leaving no stone...

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  • The quiet game-part 1's Thumbnail

    The quiet game-part 1

    intellectualsman Mar 5, 2017, 8:38 AM

    Despite the title, this post isn't about the Giuoco Piano opening, but about queen pawn openings from white, and more specifically, how black effectively counters them. As a player matures and develops his/her...

  • Why Is Chess So Fun?'s Thumbnail

    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's Thumbnail

    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...

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