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  • Bagelry
    Online Aug 21, 2016

    Matt Morra | CT, United States

    Joined: Jul 20, 2007

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    Online May 5, 2009

    Matteo Morra | Mestre, Italy

    Joined: Mar 29, 2009

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    Online Sep 23, 2009

    marc morra | memphis, United States

    Joined: Apr 25, 2009

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    Online Jul 7, 2009

    Alyssa Morra | New York, New York, United States

    Joined: Jul 7, 2009

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    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!

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    • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Announcement: Smith-Morra Simul With IM Marc Esserman

    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

    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

    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 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

    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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