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  • dailypuzzle
    Online Jun 20, 2016

    Daily Puzzle | United States

    Joined: May 7, 2007

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    Misha Muchin | Moscow, Russia

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  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: Tactics!

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    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:19 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Tasks: Identify and address your tactical weaknesses. Complete a perfect ten. Complete the legendary 30-minute drill. Develop your visualization skills. Complete...

  • Master Path Study Plan: Tactics!

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    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:16 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Tasks: Solve tactics, tactics, tactics, and ... tactics! Solve studies. Practice calculation. Play blindfold chess. Complete these tactics-themed lessons. You...

  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    • IM Silman
    • Sep 29, 2016, 3:30 AM

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before...

  • Chess 101: One Opponent At A Time

    Unless you’re playing a simultaneous exhibition, you’re most likely only going to be playing one person at a time. That’s assuming that you don’t have to beat yourself as well as your opponent. How...

  • Can You Understand These Positions?

    • IM Silman
    • Sep 21, 2016, 11:13 PM

    This article is about four interesting positions. Much of this is moderately advanced to very advanced, so hold onto your hats and see if you can meet the storm head-on! I've also discovered some incredible...

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  • A Chess Puzzle

    I'd like to share today this elegant chess puzzle from a book I currently studying.   I hope to write a series of entries on this author and his work, so I hope you enjoy this sneak peak!   Problem No. 1 .             Photo...

  • Of Fortresses and that infamous Game 12

    This post is inspired by a recent vlog that was posted by Jacob Aagaard and Nikos Ntirlis on the Quality Chess blog. If you haven't already seen it, and all their previous posts, you really should do so as it seems...

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  • French Lesson

    After a few wins as Black with the French, I played against one as White tonight - and really blew it in the opening!  Black's knight is clearly headed for f5 after Ne7, but I just didn't see that this move would win...

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  • Rapport Plays Move Of The Year

    The European Club Cup has been packed with fighting chess, surprising upsets, and tense matches. After four rounds, only team Alkaloid (fielding 2700s Dmitry Andreikin, Pavel Eljanov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Yu Yangyi,...

  • Women Steal The Show At Russian Superfinal

    The Russian Championship's Superfinal has started slowly—14 of 18 games have been drawn. However, there's been plenty of bloodshed in the women's section. They've had 13 decisive games! Three rounds have...

  • Can You Out-Solve The World's Best Solver?

    Earlier this month GM Kacper Piorun won his 4th World Solving Championship in Belgrade, Serbia. The problems he had to solve were pretty tough, but you can give it a try! Solving chess problems...

  • The Kids Are Alright: A GM Eagle Scout And A Champion Cancer Survivor

    With Dortmund, Bilbao, Biel and the Sinquefield Cup all lined up back-to-back-to-back-to-back, you might mistakenly believe that late July and early August couldn't offer up any more chess stories. Along comes...

  • Bluebaum Wins Xtracon Open, Shirov 2nd

    GM Matthias Bluebaum won the Xtracon Open in Elsinore, Denmark. He had the best tiebreak of the seven players finishing on 8.0/10. GMs Alexei Shirov and Bassem Amin finished second and third...

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