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  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!'s Thumbnail

    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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    Links to the Past II

    batgirl Jul 13, 2016, 12:30 PM

    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...

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    The German Morphy

    batgirl May 4, 2016, 11:33 AM

         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...

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    Aronian New Leader At Grenke

    PeterDoggers Apr 19, 2017, 4:40 PM

    Hou Yifan missed a draw and lost an instructive endgame to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave today at the Grenke Chess Classic. The new leader is Levon Aronian, who won against Matthias Bluebaum. Levon Aronian,...

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    Grischuk Survives Epic Battle vs Nakamura

    PeterDoggers Feb 24, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Ian Nepomniachtchi and Richard Rapport were the two winners in round six of the Sharjah Grand Prix, where Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov continue to lead. Hikaru Nakamura came very close to...

  • Adams, MVL, Rapport Start With Wins At Sharjah GP's Thumbnail

    Adams, MVL, Rapport Start With Wins At Sharjah GP

    PeterDoggers Feb 18, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Richard Rapport was the first winner in today's first round of the Sharjah Grand Prix. The Hungarian beat Ding Liren, and then saw Michael Adams and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave join him in the lead. For whatever...

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    Play Against the Petroff? 2

    IM dpruess Nov 15, 2009, 8:39 PM

    IM Pruess shows another masterful recent GM game in the Petroff Defense. There are good lessons here about using a development advantage and creating and taking advantage of weaknesses with the help of the initiative....

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    Play Against the Petroff?

    IM dpruess Oct 28, 2009, 11:23 PM

    IM David Pruess brings to video 2 recent games by top 10 GM’s featuring sharp, playable lines for white in the Petroff. New ideas in the Petroff, is it possible? But isn’t that the drawish, boring defense against...

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    The Petroff Defence

    IM TigerLilov May 28, 2009, 1:03 AM

    FM Valeri Lilov teaches the Petroff Defence for Beginners. An interesting opening with black attempting to equalize in the first moves of the game. This system is not for the faint hearted with many pitfalls for...

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  • Round 5: Powerful Play against the Petroff's Thumbnail

    Round 5: Powerful Play against the Petroff

    IM attilaturzo Apr 6, 2017, 1:13 AM

    My opponent said, the Petroff was a suprise for him. He used a lot of time in the opening to find moves to exchange pieces and go for an equal position. I refused the queen exchange and eveloped my pieces, but my...

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    Round 4: A bishop knightmare

    IM attilaturzo Apr 5, 2017, 4:38 AM

    Yesterday I played with white against FIDE-master Petter Stigar from Norway. He played the closed variation of the Catalan opening and made a suprise move on move 6. He put the bishop to d6 instead of e7. I exchanged...

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    Preparation day 4: The Petroff repertoire, checkmate puzzles

    IM attilaturzo Mar 26, 2017, 2:43 PM

    I started the day with 1 hour of checkmate puzzles, I solved 300 in 1 hour. 1,2 and 3 moves checkmates. I enjoyed it very much. Most of them I solved well, I made around 5-10 mistakes. Today we traveled with my...

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