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  • 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...

  • American Woman - Part III

    batgirl Jan 18, 2017, 11:25 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Advanced Patterns: Pin And Win

    GM Gserper Oct 21, 2016, 1:21 PM

    In our last article, we discussed the importance of typical chess patterns using a pin as an example. As you become proficient in recognizing chess patterns, you'll see them everywhere! Suddenly you'll...

  • Charles de Maurian: Problemist

    batgirl Oct 19, 2016, 12:40 PM

         Charles de Maurian, well known as Paul Morphy's childhood and life-long friend, developed very quickly as a chess player.  He began learning the game from Morphy during the 1853-4...

  • Study Plan for Advanced Players: Strategy

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:18 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced Path (Rated 1800-1999) Tasks: Learn the power of the pieces!!! Improve your knowledge of dynamics and tension in chess. Know how to exploit exchanges. Improve your prophylactic...

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