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    David Pruess | @dpruess on Twitch/Twitter/YouTube, United States

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    ben pruess | nuremburg, Germany

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    Michael Pruess | Berkeley, California, United States

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    Rick Pruess | United States

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    Richard Pruess | New York City, United States

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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...

  • 2016 ChessKid Online National Invitational Championships (CONIC): A Preview

    ChessKid Jun 2, 2016, 11:29 AM

    In 2012, the ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC) was created to provide young, talented chess players an opportunity to play a round-robin championship at a long time control. The event gradually...

  • It's Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana May 10: GM Blitz Battle #3

    PeterDoggers May 6, 2016, 11:36 AM

    Who will be the third player to reach the semifinal, Fabiano Caruana or Maxime Vachier-Lagrave? We'll know at the end of's third GM Blitz Battle Championship, scheduled for Tuesday, 10 May at...

  • Death Match Video Guide

    jdcannon Jan 9, 2016, 4:57 PM

    Following this video guide, you'll retrace the steps of the's greatest blitz and bullet combatants (Nakamura, Caruana, So...) as they wage a battle of wills in an epic three hour Death Match! Share the...

  • Nakamura, MVL To Play Death Match Monday

    pete Dec 18, 2015, 4:43 AM

    Two of the best chess players in the world will face off Monday morning in the biggest Death Match of all time as American number-one GM Hikaru Nakamura is set to battle French number-one GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The...

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  • Deux échanges français - Seattle Extravaganza part one

    ergodicbreak Nov 16, 2016, 9:51 PM

    Since for some reason I don't like e5 as black -- which I should analyze at some point. Do I think it's too boring? Do I not like symmetrical positions? Are there chess psychologists? I suppose all chess players...

  • It's NOT "Ouchtown" for DANNY RENSCH!!

    ChessMarkstheSpot May 18, 2016, 12:22 PM

    [Blog History]           As's most notable personality, IM Danny Rensch’s broadcasts “top the charts” with fun and here we have an EXCLUSIVE Q&A with this true Chess King. The shows of wide variety...

  • Exclusive Q&A with GM Melik KHACHIYAN

    ChessMarkstheSpot Apr 2, 2016, 10:40 AM

    [Blog History]    Former student of WC Tigran Petrosian, GM Melikset Khachiyan has lots to say about chess--and life--in our exclusive Group interview!      Over the years, GM Melik has become a staple...

  • Random Chess Thoughts

    Bruch Jan 9, 2016, 5:35 AM

    Found this in a forum earlier, thought it was good advice.  Particularly the bit on Tactics. A post by IM David Pruess on a chess forum relating to how chess players respond to advice (good or bad):  Thought you...

  • US Chess League - Best Game and Week 5 Matchups

    USChessFederation Sep 21, 2015, 7:01 PM

    The judges chose National Master Ilya Krasik's victory over Dennis Li as the best game of Week 4. Can you solve the winning tactic of the game? See the full game and judges' thoughts: NM Ilya Krasick wins...

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