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  • benko
    Online Aug 23, 2007

    Benko Larson opening? | NY,NY, United States

    Joined: Aug 22, 2007

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    Opening Gambit | England

    Joined: Jan 21, 2009

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    Unorthodox Opening | Bermuda

    Joined: Jan 30, 2009

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    Online Mar 19, 2009

    Opening Defense | Miami Springs, United States

    Joined: Feb 11, 2009

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    Online Apr 8, 2009

    Opening Master | Detroit, Michigan, United States

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  • How Not To Hate Endgames

    GM Gserper Feb 25, 2017, 11:56 PM

    "I detest endgames!" said Dawid Janowski more than 100 years ago. He elaborated further by saying that a good chess game should be decided in the middlegame. Today such an opinion would make most professional chess...

  • When Chess Players Protest

    GM Gserper Feb 18, 2017, 9:55 PM

    One of the biggest open tournaments of the year (Gibraltar) was marred by a bizarre incident that happened in the last round. The women's world champion, Hou Yifan, lost her game in just five moves! Media instantly...

  • The Opening That Didn't Like Bobby Fischer

    IM Silman Feb 16, 2017, 3:58 AM

    Chess players are always looking for new openings. But picking an opening isn’t easy since there are so many to choose. Sometimes the choice is made by using the openings of your favorite chess hero. And...

  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • Staunton Could See The Future

    GM Gserper Feb 4, 2017, 9:53 PM

    In the first part of this article, we saw numerous examples of Howard Staunton's sparkling attacks.  Yes, he knew how to attack, but there were many players who could do it as well if not better...

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  • Learning Classic Games

    Firethorn15 Feb 26, 2017, 2:48 AM

    I had a rather strange game in a county match yesterday: At first, the game does not seem that odd. The opening trap is very famous, and after that it is a relatively simple conversion into a win. What is strange,...

  • games being aborted

    1955goup Feb 26, 2017, 2:19 AM

    if a challenge has been made & an opening move has been made the game shouldn't be allowed to be ABORTED.. the person who made opening move should be awarded the win .. so i ask why was the match allowed to...

  • US Amateur Team East Championship

    anon23547 Feb 25, 2017, 7:30 PM

    INTRODUCTION I played in the USATE championship in Parsippany, New Jersey from February 18-20. It was a 4-member team tournament consisting of 6 rounds of classical games with time control of 2 hours for the first...

  • How I Broke 1900 at the Baltimore Open

    dpnorman Feb 25, 2017, 3:46 PM

    It took me two years and over 200 rated tournament games (since I first got to 1800 in January 2015), but this month, after a streak of good (lucky) tournaments, I finally broke 1900 USCF. In this blog I'll show...

  • My Experience with the English Opening

    KingRook05 Feb 25, 2017, 4:57 AM

    Now, this is an opening that I hated because of the fact that it was just unusual and you would lose quickly if you play it. But, after a while, I study the opening because I just feel that my openings are very...

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