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  • Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances's Thumbnail

    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...

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!'s Thumbnail

    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!'s Thumbnail

    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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  • 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...

  • How to Play the Queens Gambit V's Thumbnail

    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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  • Regarding

    Regarding "Opening Theory"

    TyrinRossPrice Apr 25, 2017, 7:25 AM

    Strong players and coaches are often telling beginners and novices to avoid studying opening theory and concentrate on learning tactics, basic checkmates, and basic endgames. Beginners and novices complain because...

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    Queens Gambit Declined : Albin, Counter-Gambit

    nayrbsoculab Apr 17, 2017, 11:39 PM

     Hope you will learn from this trap characterized by Imanuel Lasker. Even high rated player doesn't know this trap.   nayrbsoculab

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    Houston Lone Star Open 2017: U1600

    Ybarsabal Apr 6, 2017, 11:51 AM

    I just played in the Houston Lone Star Open 2017 this past weekend, run by Cajun Chess, in the U1600 section. With a good result and a few lessons learned, I thought it was worth a blog post. Saturday was April...

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