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  • Pruess-SF
    Online Oct 23, 2013

    David Pruess | California, United States

    Joined: Aug 22, 2013

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

    Joined: Dec 19, 2007

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    Online Jan 11, 2009

    ben pruess | nuremburg, Germany

    Joined: Dec 19, 2008

  • mpruess
    Online Aug 12, 2013

    Michael Pruess | Berkeley, California, United States

    Joined: Mar 5, 2009

  • RickPruess
    Online May 25, 2008

    Rick Pruess | United States

    Joined: May 25, 2008

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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!!

    [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

    [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

    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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  • 5 National Champions Crowned In ChessKid National Invitational

    For the fifth year in a row, 30 talented American youngsters competed in the ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC). US Chess-sanctioned national titles were at stake. While these precocious...

  • Nakamura Soundly Beats MVL In Death Match 34

    GM Hikaru Nakamura won his second Death Match in convincing fashion — besting GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave by a score of 17.5-10.5. Nakamura's victory was achieved in large part thanks to his incredible...

  • Vachier-Lagrave Nips Andreikin In Death Match 29

    The best French player of all time narrowly held off the late charge of a recent FIDE Grand Prix winner in Death Match 29. GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave survived a scary attack in the penultimate game and drew the...

  • Life of a King: Cuba Gooding Jr. Stars in Chess Movie

    “Ex-felon, Eugene Brown, establishes a Chess Club for inner city teenagers in Washington, D.C.” This is the one-sentence description of IMDB's entry for Life of a King, a new film with chess playing...

  • USCL Week 8 Wrapup

    A trio of teams have now punched their tickets to the playoffs of the ninth season of the United States Chess League (USCL). New England lost its first match of the year but still backed in, while Dallas and San...

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