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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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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...

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    Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:17 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Learn About Advanced Opening Preparation Expand Your...

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    Carlsen Wins 2017 Chess.com Isle Of Man International

    FM MikeKlein Oct 1, 2017, 4:57 AM

    You're not supposed to work too hard when you're on vacation. In a tournament where he uncharacteristically arrived with no parents, no manager, and no seconds, GM Magnus Carlsen and his girlfriend will leave winners. "It...

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    Isle Of Man Set For Sprint Finish

    FM MikeKlein Sep 29, 2017, 3:52 PM

    One of the Isle of Man's most famous sons is a sprinter. The bicyclist Mark Cavendish, born in the capital of Douglas, is known for breaking out of the pack right at the finish. The "Tour d'Isle of Man," better...

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    Endgame Technique Yields Grischuk Shared First

    PeterDoggers Feb 26, 2017, 12:00 AM

    With some great endgame play Alexander Grischuk today defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who was one of the leaders at the Grand Prix in Sharjah. With one round to go Grischuk now leads with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave,...

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  • How to Play the Queens Gambit VI's Thumbnail

    How to Play the Queens Gambit VI

    GM Shankland May 1, 2010, 10:34 AM

    International Master Sam Shankland finishes off his video survey of "all things Queen's Gambit" by answering one of the most natural, yet somehow uncommon ideas: Accepting the gambit! Here he provides the main line...

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    How to Play the Queens Gambit V

    GM Shankland May 1, 2010, 10:27 AM

    The video series on the Queen's Gambit continues with some in depth coverage of the Ragozin Variation. One of black's more underestimated, yet extremely theoretical lines of play is reviewed here in great detail...

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    How to Play the Queens Gambit IV

    GM Shankland Apr 28, 2010, 10:27 PM

    Sam continues his series on the Queen's Gambit with a more "classical" approach. He now covers the ins-and-outs of the main line QGD, the Minority Attack, the Tartakower, and other Friends. Although none of the...

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    Unbeaten Divya shares second spot in World Cadet chess

    Aarao Aug 26, 2017, 4:24 PM

    City's youngest Women Fide Master (WFM) Divya Deshmukh is occupying the joint second position in the World Cadet Chess Championship at Poços de Caldas in Brazil.Maintaining her unbeaten run in the nine-round world...

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    My Chicago Open 2017!

    NightHawk0085 Jun 19, 2017, 9:09 AM

    I played in the 4 day schedule of the 2017 Chicago Open in the U1900 division. I knew that I would have an uphill battle in this event for a few reasons: 1.) I'm rated in the lower half of the field at 1767; 2.)...

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    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 3:41 PM

    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond Here are what I consider to be a sample of good chess openings books, particularly suitable for the amateur and club player - from beginner to expert.  If you are...

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