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  • philidor
    Online Jul 5, 2016

    United States

    Joined: May 1, 2008

  • Tomasz
    Online Apr 26, 2015

    Łukasz Philidor | Poland

    Joined: Nov 27, 2008

  • kamikaze_pawns
    Online May 3, 2015

    Andre Philidor | Guelph, Ontario, Canada

    Joined: Jul 30, 2010

  • botryoidalphalanx
    Online 13 hrs ago

    André Philidor | Versailes, France

    Joined: Aug 2, 2010

  • pawn_army
    Online Sep 28, 2011

    Andre Philidor | Manila, Philippines

    Joined: May 29, 2011

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  • 7 New Year's Chess Resolutions

    Statistically, just eight percent of people achieve their New Year's resolutions. That doesn't seem so great, but if we all resolve to become grandmasters, maybe eight percent of us can make it.  More...

  • 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...

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: Endgames

    • News
    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:18 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced Path (Rated 1800-1999) Tasks: Develop "endgame thinking." Master king activity in the endgame. Understand the winning and drawing chances of opposite-colored bishops. Improve...

  • Master Path Study Plan: Endgames

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    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:15 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced Path (Rated 1899-1999) Tasks: Improve your understanding of piece imbalances in the endgame. Study common endgame types which arise from your opening repertoire. Win...

  • Master Path Study Plan: Bringing It All Together

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    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:14 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced Path (Rated 2000-2199) Tasks: Analyze all games with a computer. Compete on the leaderboard. Start a blog. Play solitaire chess. Compete in a major open. Congratulations!...

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  • New January 2017 Prodigy Program with Vishy Anand - Sign Up Today!

    The Prodigy Program has successfully completed its second year and the class of 2016 in the 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections has graduated to the next level. All sections will start from the very beginning...

  • Typical chess traps and tricks in the Philidor Defense!

    Chess for Beginners - show typical chess traps and tricks in the opening "Philidor Defence", Légal’s trap with a queen sacrifice!

  • A death in 1863.

    • AnnaEA
    • Jan 2, 2017, 12:35 PM

       Mid-nineteenth century England - feared and romanticized, tuberculosis, known as the White Plague, is a common cause of death.  Its sufferers die slowly, waning like the moon.    There is no known cure.    Chess...

  • Solving Rook Endings - #1

    I am going to solve 4 Rook endings in this post - from the chapter on Rook and Pawn vs Rook in the book - Understanding Rook Endgames.   ====================================================  Position 1: Black to...

  • Philidor defense 4

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