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    Online Jan 22, 2013

    harry franks | Orange NSW australia, Australia

    Joined: Sep 21, 2010

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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...

  • 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...

  • The Euphoria Of A Queen Sacrifice

    GM Ginger_GM Sep 13, 2016, 2:11 PM

    “Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.” ― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn Magic does happen on the...

  • How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    IM Silman Jan 21, 2016, 4:42 AM

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate...

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    TigerChess Jan 11, 2016, 9:19 AM

    What motivated this move? Was that a blunder? How deeply did he calculate in this position? How many candidate moves did she consider? Did he memorize that entire opening? Why did she exchange these pieces and not...

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  • Surfers Still Perfect After Week 4!

    FM michaelq2d5 Feb 4, 2017, 12:30 PM

    The battle for California was not an easy road; this last week had both sides of California trash-talking, as the San Diego Surfers from Southern California took on the Northern California-based San Jose Hackers....

  • My most popular blogs

    seanysean2 Jan 19, 2017, 12:28 PM

    You might be wondering what the point of this blog is.Well, part of the reason is so that you'll find out the best of my blogs, and the other part of the reason is that they get more views.   Blogs > 1500 views     ...

  • Cool Counter to Queens Gambit by Mechnics' Paul Whitehead

    HipHopChess Dec 7, 2016, 10:53 PM

    Today the HHCF chess class at John O'Connell HS in San Francisco had the honor of being given a tour of the Mechanics Institute Library and Chess Club. We were warmly greeted by GM Nick de Firmian and Paul Whitehead. For...

  • Crazyhouse: Revitalizing the Romance in Chess

    croskie Nov 17, 2016, 3:14 PM

    While it’s true in today’s chess climate that high level tournaments exhibit more fighting chess than has been seen in recent decades (and thank goodness for that!), it’s impossible to ignore the larger trend in...

  • Chapter 1: First IM norm - CHECK! (Part 1 out of 2)

    NM HustleTime Oct 30, 2016, 3:02 PM

    Hello there! As promised here comes the post about the recent tournament, where I managed to score my first IM norm. Between 18-23 October I was participating in one of the Copenhagen's best clubs anniversary tournament...


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