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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...

  • Links to the Past II

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

  • The German Morphy

         Most chess enthusiasts are aware that the young Wilhelm Steinitz was sometimes referred to as "the Austrian Morphy."  Some might even know that Cecil de Vere had been called...

  • Candidate Profile: Sergey Karjakin

    By GM Robert Hess and IM Teddy Coleman Sergey Karjakin has unfinished business.  In 2014, he placed second in the Candidates', one point away from a shot at Magnus Carlsen. He’s coming back to finish...

  • Opening Questions And A Dream Mate

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 27, 2016, 10:08 PM

    Openings That Lead to a Draw Question: member jos2001 wrote, “I’m a 1076-ranked player who wants to know the best openings to draw.” Answer: Though various openings are known to be...

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  • The Battle Between Strategy and Tactics!

    One of the biggest obstacles to mastering chess is learning how to combine all the different elements at once. We see a way to win a pawn but our opponent will gain activity. Or we want to keep our pawn structure...

  • Tal Memorial 2016 - Round 2

    Round 2 with 2 decisive games. But I have the feeling Round 3 won't have 3. Anand won a very good game against Mamedyarov, after the latter was forced to sac without adequate compensation. Giri beat Gelfand with...

  • Petroff 3.Nxe5

  • Contender Series 17 Online August 1, 2016  Match-Up Analysis     VS   X_PLAYER_J_X                                    I_Am_Adweith     Players Chess Knowledge High                                         Opening       ...

  • 3 simple tactics and a strategic french battle

     I played a 100 boards simul in 2011 and I would like to show you 3 tactics from those games and a game where we had a strategical battle in the french defense. I was able to get a knight versus bad bishop position,...

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