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  • scandinavian
    Online Oct 24, 2013

    John Smith | New York City, Finland

    Joined: Jan 18, 2010

  • ScandinavianLover
    Online Apr 7, 2015

    Scandinavian Lover | Los Angeles, United States

    Joined: Feb 22, 2015

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Who Will Qualify To Play Magnus Carlsen?

    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

    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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  • Amazing tricks in the Modern Scandinavian(Icelandic Gambit)

    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

    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...

  • Scandinavian 2

    I was very pleased with this game for a multitude of reasons.  My mind was all over the place 9 am this morning and I cautioned myself to stay focused and calm.  And the Scandinavian is dear to me.  So there's...

  • How not to play the Scandinavian (White or Black)

    An online game against Ferris.  

  • The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings!

    No-one likes having to memorize move after move, line after line just to survive in an opening. It’s exhausting, dangerous (it’s easy to mix move orders up) and offers a very poor rate of return in terms...

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