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  • The Opening That Didn't Like Bobby Fischer

    IM Silman Feb 16, 2017, 3:58 AM

    Chess players are always looking for new openings. But picking an opening isn’t easy since there are so many to choose. Sometimes the choice is made by using the openings of your favorite chess hero. And...

  • The Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time

    GM Gserper Jan 29, 2017, 11:59 AM

    Ask chess players about the period known as romantic chess and they will probably mention the names of La Bourdonnais, Anderssen and Morphy. Indeed, all three of them were called unofficial world...

  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • The Giuoco Piano

    TigerChess Dec 3, 2016, 7:44 AM

    In this series, GMs Roman Dzindzichashvili and Melik Khachiyan explore one of the first chess openings to come into existence, the Giuoco Piano. While there are great advantages for Black in gaining the d5-square,...

  • 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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  • January Open Tournament Game Review

    TheChessPlayingCoder Feb 19, 2017, 10:08 PM

    Open Tournament Round 1 - Time Control 65/65 Admittedly I was a bit nervous playing in the first round as I had not played in a while.  And right out of the opening I got a small surprise.  After Black's second...

  • Unusual Sicilians

    Nietsoj Feb 12, 2017, 7:56 AM

    Curiously, I have found myself playing the white side of the Sicilian in a couple of recent games. I play the Sicilian regularly as black, but with the white pieces I usually play d4-openings, so it is rarely an...

  • Staunton!

    kamalakanta Feb 4, 2017, 1:23 PM

    This is a small attempt to pay tribute to the games of Howard Staunton. I have been inspired by two articles by GM Serper: The Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time Staunton Could See The Future Note: I am also inspired...

  • How fight against the hanging pawn ?

    kJDG11 Feb 4, 2017, 12:40 AM

      First of all, what is the hanging pawn? There is simply two isolated pawn linked together. And in the chess' strategy there is three way to use the hanging pawn with a good profit: A) We attack these pawns with...

  • PCL Week 3 Recap :- Odisha Express loses narrowly in a thriller against Ljubljana Direwolves

    IM swayamsm Jan 29, 2017, 8:41 AM

    Week 3 recap by Sidhant Mohapatra PREVIEW -  After winning the first two rounds, we were paired against the strong Slovenian team Ljubljana Direwovles. They had three GMs on their top 3 boards. For this round, we...

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