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    Online Jan 22, 2013

    harry franks | Orange NSW australia, Australia

    Joined: Sep 21, 2010

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  • Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!

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    • 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...

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

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    • 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...

  • Roman's Novelty Shop

    There's nothing quite like the joy of cooking up a fresh opening idea and springing it successfully on an unsuspecting opponent. The thrill of a great novelty is part of the mystery and lore of chess. Who can forget...

  • The Smith-Morra Gambit: A History

    For this week's edition of my column on the histories of openings, I have chosen the Smith-Morra Gambit -- a selection that might excite many readers. Most grandmasters have a low opinion of the Smith-Morra,...

  • The Chigorin Queen's Gambit: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we examined the origins of the Chigorin Defense at the end of the 19th century.  In the following years, Chigorin used his defense many times and demonstrated its basic themes. Let's look at...

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  • My most popular blogs

    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

    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

    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)

    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...

  • Chess is (anything but) fun Opening Series #1: The Birds

    The only photo in this blog is courtesy of Joseph_Truelson. Also, notice that all quotes in this blog are slightly altered (If they aren't, then I will mention it). And by "slightly altered", it is what I determine...


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