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  • Ruy-Lopez
    Online Feb 26, 2013

    Stephen Kerr | Dublin, Ireland

    Joined: May 23, 2008

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  • Carlsen vs Karjakin: The Movies?

    FM MikeKlein Jan 24, 2017, 3:17 AM

    What if each of the 16 Carlsen-Karjakin world championship games were made into a movie, or into one compilation of vignettes like "New York Stories," "Four Rooms," or "Paris, Je T'aime"? Which director should...

  • Don’t Mock The Mockingbird

    IM Silman Dec 8, 2016, 4:33 AM

    This week we’re going to look at the games of the member Mockingbird2, who is majoring in chemical engineering but thinks he can become a chess master in another two years. At the moment he’s...

  • How To Learn From Your Defeats Like Karpov

    GM Gserper Nov 11, 2016, 8:11 PM

    Anatoly Karpov's book of selected games is one of my all-time favorites. It was a part of the famous Soviet "Black Series" about the world's best chess players. Being one of my first chess books, it seriously affected...

  • Retreat To Win In Chess

    GM Gserper Oct 28, 2016, 2:40 PM

    Many years ago, GM Alexander Ivanov made his famous statement "Russians do not retreat!" As one of our readers, Osokor, correctly pointed out, this is not historically accurate. Indeed, in the Great...

  • Advanced Patterns: Pin And Win

    GM Gserper Oct 21, 2016, 1:21 PM

    In our last article, we discussed the importance of typical chess patterns using a pin as an example. As you become proficient in recognizing chess patterns, you'll see them everywhere! Suddenly you'll...

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  • Roots of Positional Understanding

    Abhi_Mary_1997 Feb 19, 2017, 8:16 AM

    Recently I completed a chess course on whose name was roots of positional understnading and i want to present some of the ideas mrntioned in that course for those who cant afford membership.So enjoy. 50...

  • Adolf Anderssen and his rare defeat.

    C_chess_T Feb 16, 2017, 3:49 AM

    Adolf Anderssen didn’t take the queen sacrifice and lost the game! #chess, Adolf Anderssen - Max Lange, chess traps in the opening Ruy Lopez, chess for beginners.

  • The quest for Class C OTB

    captblunderbuss Feb 14, 2017, 2:34 PM

    Starting playing in some local tournaments with a long term goal of being > 1399 OTB.   Current rating as of the last supplement is 1199, but should bump to a whopping 1229 here in Feb.    Last Saturday I ended...

  • Drown the Ruy Lopez with the Noah's Ark trap

    NM cldng Feb 9, 2017, 8:30 AM

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  • Castling

    Naaathan Feb 2, 2017, 5:41 AM

    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have...


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