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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Opening Questions And A Dream Mate

    IM Silman Jan 27, 2016, 10:08 PM

    Openings That Lead to a Draw Question: member jos2001 wrote, “I’m a 1076-ranked player who wants to know the best openings to draw.” Answer: Though various openings are known to be...

  • An Opening Line For Club Players

    GM Gserper Jan 23, 2016, 12:22 PM

    There are certain opening variations in chess which can be labeled "for top players only." The most obvious example would be the Berlin Variation of the Ruy Lopez. But club players shouldn't be jealous since there...

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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...

  • 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...

  • PCL Week 3 Recap :- Odisha Express loses narrowly in a thriller against Ljubljana Direwolves

    IM swayamsm Jan 29, 2017, 8:41 AM

    Week 3 recap by Sidhant Mohapatra PREVIEW -  After winning the first two rounds, we were paired against the strong Slovenian team Ljubljana Direwovles. They had three GMs on their top 3 boards. For this round, we...

  • Bishops and Knights

    intellectualsman Jan 27, 2017, 3:30 AM

    Though these 2 minor pieces have been long acknowledged to be equal in power, it has been found that bishops are marginally stronger as they can control large parts of the board at a time. Despite this, both the...

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  • Nakamura Beats Rapport In Sharjah Round 3

    PeterDoggers Feb 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave kept his lead at the Sharjah Grand Prix by playing a thrilling draw with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The only winner in the third round was Hikaru Nakamura, who beat Richard...

  • Speed VOTE CHESS 10 minutes per move

    why0712 Feb 13, 2017, 6:48 AM

    Have you ever played SVC? Join TU @ Queens gambit declined transposed into Catalan closed: Ruy lopez exchange variation:

  • World Championship Tiebreak Live Updates

    FM MikeKlein Nov 30, 2016, 11:52 AM

    --Live Flash Report-- GM Magnus Carlsen won the 2016 world championship over GM Sergey Karjakin by virtue of winning the last two games of the rapid playoff. The tiebreak ended 3-1 for Carlsen. Game...

  • Carlsen Escapes, Draws Karjakin In Game 9

    PeterDoggers Nov 23, 2016, 4:38 PM

    Today GM Sergey Karjakin came very close to winning his second game in a row, and delivering a huge blow in the 2016 world championship. Just before the time control he chose a strong continuation over...

  • A story of doubled pawns: Part 2

    Lt2Adnan Nov 22, 2016, 2:35 AM

    In Part 1, we learned a simple technique to get rid of doubled pawns: Blockade, exchange, and pile attacks on them. For isolated doubled pawns, it is straightforward since they have little protection. For non-isolated...


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