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  • Advanced Patterns: Pin And Win

    In our last article, we discussed the importance of typical chess patterns using a pin as an example. As you become proficient in recognizing chess patterns, you'll see them everywhere! Suddenly you'll...

  • Charles de Maurian: Problemist

         Charles de Maurian, well known as Paul Morphy's childhood and life-long friend, developed very quickly as a chess player.  He began learning the game from Morphy during the 1853-4...

  • Study Plan for Advanced Players: Strategy

    • News
    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:18 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced Path (Rated 1800-1999) Tasks: Learn the power of the pieces!!! Improve your knowledge of dynamics and tension in chess. Know how to exploit exchanges. Improve your prophylactic...

  • Patterns: Bishop+Rook Mates

         Many naturally talented chess players effortlessly envision mating patterns, applying them or threatening their application with amazing ease.  Other, less talented players such...

  • Who Was The Greatest Chess Theorist?

    • IM Silman
    • Aug 3, 2016, 9:41 PM

    Axorcist wrote: “My question is this: Who do you consider to be the greatest chess theorist of all time? I have never read a good review on who really had the most influence on the development of knowledge...

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  • Mikhail Tahl, el Mago de Riga.

      Mikhail Tahl, el mago de Riga. (Por su estilo de juego, repleto de golpes tácticos que se asemejan a pases mágicos, y por su entrañable personalidad, siempre mostrándose humilde y con un gran sentido del humor,...

  • A Giant from the Past - Henry Edward Bird (part I)

    A few weeks ago, my first book – Henry Edward Bird: A Chess Biography with 1198 games – was released. During the eight years that I worked on the manuscript I didn’t talk much about this project...

  • What to play against The Sicilian Defence ( No diagram. For different blog) PART 1

    The Sicilian Defense is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. e4 c5. The Sicilian is the most popular and best-scoring response to White's first move 1.e4. "Indeed, most statistical surveys suggest that...

  • Blindfold Chess

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    • Nov 21, 2016, 2:43 PM

    Listen to IM John Watson’s April 2010 Internet Chess Club Interview with Eliot Hearst. During the 18th century, when Philidor played two blindfold games of chess simultaneously, eyewitnesses were asked to swear...

  • Chess Lessons from GM Yasser Seirawan!

    World Junior Champion, 4 times US Champion and a FIDE Senior Trainer, GM Yasser Seirawan is a US chess legend. Famed for his expert commentary on top events, Yasser is well respected for his ability to explain complex...

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