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  • Choosing an Opening for the Game's Thumbnail

    Choosing an Opening for the Game

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina Aug 9, 2011, 1:41 AM

    The stronger the player, the more important it is that they know the opening well. The number of lines also increases tremendously. While beginners may get away with knowing just the basics, elite players have to...

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    NimzoIndian - Leningrad Variation

    billwall Sep 9, 2007, 11:44 AM

    The Leningrad (perhaps we should call it St Petersburg) variation of the NimzoIndian (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bg5) was a favorite of Boris Spassky (from Leningrad).  It was also played by Alekhine,Reti,...

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  • Sinquefield 08: Carlsen forgives Nakamura's Thumbnail

    Sinquefield 08: Carlsen forgives Nakamura

    Caitano05 Sep 1, 2015, 5:46 AM

    Sinquefield 08: Carlsen forgives Nakamura by Alejandro Ramirez 9/1/2015 – Today's round featured three solid draws, after which two very long games were the only ones left in the playing hall. Giri suffered slightly...

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    Tribute to GM Ulf Andersson (Part 2)

    Posiskak Nov 13, 2014, 1:36 PM

    Welcome to part 2 of my Tribute to GM Ulf Andersson series. For the average player it is difficult to be updated on the latest theory in the most popular openings. In the Sinquefield-Cup tournament we saw new set-ups/ideas...

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    Nimzoindian 4.Bd2: Duchamp - Dake Folkenstone, 1933

    Jpatrick Jul 29, 2014, 9:13 AM

    Since I started playing the Nimzoindian again, I've been looking for key games that best characterize the ideas in some of the many sidelines.  In this case, Arthur Dake illustrates very well the potential of Black's...

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