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    More Lessons From Master Games

    GM Gserper May 20, 2017, 6:37 PM

    Last time, we started to analyze the old game Charousek-Alapin and learned a useful trick that can be used in variety of openings. As a rule, you can learn more than just one idea from a game played by...

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    A Love Affair With Squares

    IM Silman Dec 15, 2016, 3:38 AM

    No, I’m not talking about boring, rigid or out-of-touch people who are sometimes referred to as “squares.” I’m going to discuss squares on a chessboard and just how important a “key”...

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    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...

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    Carlsen, MVL Score 1st Wins At Norway Chess

    PeterDoggers Jun 16, 2017, 5:00 AM

    A nation breathed a sigh of relief. Magnus Carlsen finally won a game at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, beating Sergey Karjakin and receiving an applause in the Konserthus. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scored his...

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    Grischuk, Mamedyarov, MVL Share 1st At Sharjah Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Feb 27, 2017, 12:00 AM

    In the final round of the Sharjah Grand Prix, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Hou Yifan (on her birthday!) and caught Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Alexander Grischuk. The latter won the first prize on tiebreak. More...

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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'...

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    Yermo Wins Big In Vegas: Nimzo Indian

    GM AlexYermo Feb 7, 2015, 2:42 PM

    GM Alex Yermolinsky faces some new ideas in the Catalan Nimzo-Indian by a talented young player during a key round of the North American Open in Las Vegas. Watch how the experienced GM handles an unexpected...

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    US Chess League: A Crushing Debut!

    GM CCSCA Apr 24, 2013, 11:42 PM

    Grandmaster Ben Finegold continues his series on "GM Level Preparation" with a video that reviews a case of accidental preparation. His victory over GM Huschenbeth during last year's US Chess Leage season earned...

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    Thematic Openings: The Dark Square Repertoire - Part 3

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Apr 9, 2013, 8:22 PM

    GM Perelshteyn's series on controlling the dark-squares, via a thematic opening repertoire approach, continues today with a surprising turn: He proves that you don't even need the dark-squared bishop to make this...

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