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    John Smith | New York City, Finland

    Joined: Jan 18, 2010

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    Scandinavian Lover | Los Angeles, United States

    Joined: Feb 22, 2015

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  • 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!

    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...

  • Who Will Qualify To Play Magnus Carlsen?

    NM SamCopeland May 29, 2016, 9:33 AM

    The Blitz Battle Qualifier to decide who will face Magnus Carlsen is here. Watch the event with live commentary at or  Round one of this 11-round, 3 0...

  • Hammer's Rest Day Report: Norway Chess 2016

    GM SultanOfKings Apr 23, 2016, 4:48 PM

    Editor's note: In an exclusive to, Grandmaster Jon Ludvig Hammer writes his thoughts on what's happened in Norway so far, original analysis of some of the key games, and some fun, behind-the-scenes...

  • Finding Your Real Weaknesses

    IM Silman Feb 18, 2016, 1:56 AM

    I get a lot of letters from members, and though their ratings run the gamut, I do my best to address all ratings as best I can. Today I’ll turn my attention to two players below 1500 : Mr. Prashant1994...

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  • Scandinavian / Center Counter

    sjijchess Feb 16, 2017, 7:42 PM

    Learn the main move below:   Test yourself playing White   Test yourself playing Black:  

  • Attacking Chess

    UseWithCare Jan 31, 2017, 11:41 AM

    A couple of games from the Moscow Open 2017 Cup. The first is based on the Scandinavian Defence (or the Centre Counter Opening), referred to poetically as the blasphemer of some of the most sacred principles in...

  • Tata Steel 2017, 11: Wei Yi and Xiong star by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Jan 28, 2017, 6:03 AM

    17-year-old Wei Yi was the only player to win in Round 11 of the Tata Steel Masters. His 31-move victory over Sergey Karjakin took the Chinese prodigy into clear second place, only half a point behind Wesley So,...

  • Amazing tricks in the Modern Scandinavian(Icelandic Gambit)

    dynamicchess970 Jan 13, 2017, 11:13 AM

    I wanted to share some nice tricks that occur in the Scandinavian Defense,particularly the Modern Scandinavian.If you are looking for a nice weapon against white's 1.e4 ,then you should definitely have a look at...

  • Chances of Survival

    UseWithCare Jan 13, 2017, 12:46 AM

    One sometimes sees people asking on the forum for how long a chess amateur would survive in a chess game against a GM. Generally, managing to hold on till move 30 is considered lucky for the endeavour. While examining...

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