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    CAÏSSA'S  BATTLEFIELD       Chess at its purest is a totally abstract game that requires nothing but one's mind.       While the accoutrements...

  • The Giuoco Piano

    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,...

  • Gems From The 2012 U.S. Championship

    It's an older archive but still worth its weight in gold. Review the best rounds from the memorable 2012 U.S. Championships with GM Eugene Perelshteyn. This tournament exceeded every chess lover's expectations....

  • Charles de Maurian: Problemist

         Charles de Maurian, well known as Paul Morphy's childhood and life-long friend, developed very quickly as a chess player.  He began learning the game from Morphy during the 1853-4...

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: Endgames

    • News
    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:18 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced Path (Rated 1800-1999) Tasks: Develop "endgame thinking." Master king activity in the endgame. Understand the winning and drawing chances of opposite-colored bishops. Improve...

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  • How to Attack Effectively (Part Five: No Mercy)

      When you are attacking, show no weakness, show no self-doubt, and ,most importantly, show NO MERCY!!! To often am I seeing puny attacks with no effort in them. It's like they're not even trying!    Always remember...

  • Space Chess Is Here, But No One Is Playing

    • Aarao
    • Jan 22, 2017, 8:45 AM

    The three-dimensional version of the game was around long before Star Trek.   If Lieutenant Commander Spock is known for one thing, it’s his signature Vulcan handsign for “Live Long and Prosper.” But if he’s known...

  • February 2017 Signups are Open

    Signups are now open for our 3 round February League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, February 6, 2017.   Negotiated Time Tournaments   New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier....

  • 2017 WI Northeastern Open

    This past weekend I had the pleasure of playing in the 2017 Northeastern Open. I've attended this tournament every year for the last five years, and have always enjoyed it. I didn't score quite as well as I have...

  • Priorslee V Telepost A

    W Well after most of the players competed in the local Shropshire chess congress it was back to the league, which finds us second from bottom of the table, playing one of the superpowers of the league Telepost,...

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  • Indian Glory At Hastings, Rilton Cup

    Two traditional end-of-the-year tournaments were won by Indian grandmasters. GM Krishnan Sasikiran finished clear first at the Rilton Cup in Sweden, while GM Deep Sengupta did the same in Hastings. They are two...

  • 2016: The Year In Review

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    • Dec 31, 2016, 10:37 AM

    For many, 2016 was a year to be forgotten. Political division and turmoil, the passing of many beloved persons, and acts of violence often dominated the news. However, in terms of chess, 2016 was a banner year....

  • Shirov To Bring Fire On Board To Iceland

    GM Alexei Shirov is one of the stars at the 2017 Reykjavik Open. The annual open tournament in Iceland will be held in April. Harpa, the venue for the 2017 Reykjavik Open. Before the end of the year, the organizers...

  • Vallejo Strongest Among Beautiful Minds

    On Sunday, Francisco Vallejo won the Beautiful Minds - Krulich Cup in Munich, Germany, a rapid tournament on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Munich Chess Academy. It's not uncommon to organize...

  • MVL Beats Anand In Corsica Masters Final

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the Corsica Masters on Sunday by beating Vishy Anand in the final. The rapid tournament also featured Teimour Radjabov and Hou Yifan as well as many other strong grandmasters. Organizer...


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