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  • Bagelry
    Online Aug 21, 2016

    Matt Morra | CT, United States

    Joined: Jul 20, 2007

  • TylerD_MM
    Online May 5, 2009

    Matteo Morra | Mestre, Italy

    Joined: Mar 29, 2009

  • Koenigjager
    Online Sep 23, 2009

    marc morra | memphis, United States

    Joined: Apr 25, 2009

  • AlyssaMorra
    Online Jul 7, 2009

    Alyssa Morra | New York, New York, United States

    Joined: Jul 7, 2009

  • RichMorra
    Online Sep 25, 2009

    Rich Morra | Providence, Rhode Island, United States

    Joined: Sep 25, 2009

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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...

  • Live Sessions

    TigerChess Jan 11, 2016, 9:19 AM

    What motivated this move? Was that a blunder? How deeply did he calculate in this position? How many candidate moves did she consider? Did he memorize that entire opening? Why did she exchange these pieces and not...

  • The Anti-Sicilians

    TigerChess Nov 28, 2015, 3:00 AM

    Are you tired of tackling the Sicilian Defense as White? There are just so many variations — The Dragon, the Najdorf, the Sveshnikov, the Scheveningen... It's exhausting! There are so many variations...

  • Ben Finegold's Road To GM Video Series

    TigerChess Mar 12, 2015, 2:51 AM

    Explore the rise to GM by Ben Finegold in this fun series. Learn how a strong master earns the coveted grandmaster title, experiencing the highs and lows along with GM Finegold himself. You might be surprised...

  • The Scandinavian Defense: A History

    GM BryanSmith Feb 5, 2015, 12:51 PM

    The time has come to look at the history of perhaps the first chess opening: the Scandinavian Defense.  Also known as the Center-Counter, the Scandinavian Defense can be viewed as the most direct and...

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  • Gunina Gambited Down

    UseWithCare Feb 16, 2017, 3:15 AM

    Games by top women chess  players are far from boring. Where else can you see the likes of the recent protest game by Hou Yifan, or persons with nearly supernatural skills like Alexandra Kosteniuk, or players who...

  • Unusual Sicilians

    Nietsoj Feb 12, 2017, 7:56 AM

    Curiously, I have found myself playing the white side of the Sicilian in a couple of recent games. I play the Sicilian regularly as black, but with the white pieces I usually play d4-openings, so it is rarely an...

  • Pittsburgh Searches for Depth After Blowout to Las Vegas

    PittsPawngrabbers Feb 1, 2017, 2:52 PM

    Unfortunately, the Pittsburgh Pawngrabbers were not immune from Pittsburgh's overall terrible sports week, as they were dealt a harsh dose of reality in a 3.5-12.5 loss to Las Vegas.   The toughest team to face...

  • Knights Rampant

    neilparker62 Jan 25, 2017, 11:04 AM

    Smith Morra cameo!  

  • Minnesota Edges out Pittsburgh in Battle on the Ice

    PittsPawngrabbers Jan 20, 2017, 1:30 PM

    The Pittsburgh Pawngrabbers gave their all in another match against another strong team, but the small stuff matters, and the Minnesota Blizzard squeaked by, overcoming an early deficit to win 9-7.   The Blizzards...

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  • Announcement: Smith-Morra Simul With IM Marc Esserman

    NM SamCopeland Nov 7, 2016, 6:27 PM

    UPDATE: Marc Esserman's simul will now take place on Saturday, December 3rd! Please look for Marc's live commentary on of the games in progress and follow the games live yourself by following username...

  • Big Tie For First In Gibraltar, Playoff Likely

    PeterDoggers Feb 3, 2016, 1:49 PM

    The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival will see an exciting — and probably long — final day. With eight(!) players tied for first place, a playoff is very likely. Photo: Sophie Triay. It reminds a...

  • 5 In The Lead At Thai Open

    PeterDoggers Apr 16, 2015, 4:03 AM

    After five rounds, the same number of players are sharing the lead with 4.5 points at the Thai Open: GMs Francisco Vallejo Pons, Wang Hao, Jozsef Horvath, Jan Gustafsson and IM Oliver Dimakiling. The...

  • Ju Shoots More Bullets, Wins Death Match 23

    FM MikeKlein Apr 23, 2014, 6:20 AM

    FM Evan Ju pulled away in the bullet portion of Death Match 23 on Tuesday, April 22, beating IM Marc Esserman 18-12. The match was the adjournment from the original matchup on April 12, which was postponed with...

  • Death Match 23 Postponed

    FM MikeKlein Apr 13, 2014, 7:40 AM

    After only three games of Death Match 23 on Saturday, the live chess server failed and the match was postponed. IM Marc Essserman and FM Evan Ju were tied 1.5-1.5 at the time of the technical issue. IM...


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