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  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 1b's Thumbnail

    Classic Pawn Structure, Part 1b

    IM Silman May 13, 2014, 9:24 PM

    Last week we looked at a structure that featured a central space advantage for White (two center pawns vs. Black's one) and a queenside pawn majority for Black. I discussed White’s most aggressive plan (a...

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    Train Your Brain! Pushing the Lesson Home!

    IM Silman Nov 18, 2013, 11:55 PM

    In “Train Your Brain, Target Consciousness” (Part 1, Part 2) we took a look at weak squares and weak pawns. When studying things like this, you first look at the concept (in this case weak squares and/or weak pawns),...

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    Train Your Brain! Target Consciousness, Part 2

    IM Silman Nov 12, 2013, 7:02 AM

    My last two articles (Train Your Brain! Target Consciousness Part 1, and How to Train Your Brain) were about weak squares and weak pawns, which I view as targets that need to be devoured or used. Creating a permanent...

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    Igor Kurnosov (28) Dies in Traffic Accident

    News Aug 9, 2013, 10:59 AM

    On Thursday the strong Russian grandmaster Igor Kurnosov died in a car crash in his home town Chelyabinsk. The 28-year-old chess player, who had just returned from the open tournament in Biel, was hit by a...

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    Soccer & Simul at Saratov Governor's Cup

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina Oct 15, 2011, 4:23 AM

    Friday was a rest day at the Governor's Cup in Saratov. Some of the participants decided to spend the day on their own; others met at the university to play soccer; while three grandmasters agreed to face amateurs...

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    Saratov Governor's Cup - Moro in the Lead

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina Oct 11, 2011, 6:19 PM

    Saratov is a chess city that can boast the highest number of grandmasters in Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg.  The team of the Saratov Social-Economic University won the European Club Cup twice in 2009...

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  • How does an amateur beat a top GM?'s Thumbnail

    How does an amateur beat a top GM?

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina Nov 14, 2016, 3:34 AM

    Publisher: Chess Evolution, 2016Author: Peter ZhdanovEdition: Paperback mediumPages: 256Language: EnglishPrice: € 24.95ISBN: 978-83-945362-1-3 How does an amateur beat a top grandmaster? "David vs Goliath" features...

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    Chess.com по-русски: Хорошие и плохие фигуры

    Aisteron Apr 22, 2016, 5:41 AM

    Данная статья - перевод оригинального материала  Good and Bad Pieces, автор Natalia_Pogonina     У каждой фигуры есть сравнительная ценность. В течении игры она может меняться в зависимости от положения фигуры...

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    How chess.com was created?

    omaridepractice Apr 2, 2016, 5:39 PM

    Chess.com....For much of us chess.com is the best place to share, learn and play, even that is their slogan "play. learn. share.". Chess.com is cataloged like the most frequently visited chess site, having the first...

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