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  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!'s Thumbnail

    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!'s Thumbnail

    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?'s Thumbnail

    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 Chess.com/tv or Twitch.tv/chess.  Round one of this 11-round, 3 0...

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  • Spicy Gambits: Hacking The Scandinavian!'s Thumbnail

    Spicy Gambits: Hacking The Scandinavian!

    GM Ginger_GM Mar 2, 2015, 6:04 PM

    What opening would Mike Tyson choose if he played chess? GM Simon Williams thinks he’d pick a super-aggressive opening, probably one from the “spicy” series. Continuing to reveal his secret opening repertoire,...

  • Scandinavian 3...Qa5 Part 3: Alternatives to d4!'s Thumbnail

    Scandinavian 3...Qa5 Part 3: Alternatives to d4!

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Sep 29, 2011, 5:03 PM

    This weekend we bring our study of the Main Line Scandinavian Defense to a close, with GM Perelshteyn leading the way. Here we discuss two interesting alternatives to the main lines with 4.Bc4 and 5.d3 first, followed...

  • Scandinavian 3...Qa5 Part 1: Main Line 4. d4!'s Thumbnail

    Scandinavian 3...Qa5 Part 1: Main Line 4. d4!

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Sep 29, 2011, 10:30 AM

    GM Eugene Perelshteyn is back this October to continue his series on the Scandinavian Defense. Today he launches the first of three videos designed to discuss the main line 3... Qa5 variation. For players looking...

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  • The Oldest Chess Opening?'s Thumbnail

    The Oldest Chess Opening?

    ArnieChipmunk Oct 15, 2017, 11:29 AM

    Although many chess fans find it boring, in my opinion it's absolutely fascinating that the Giuoco Piano, or Italian Opening, is so popular again at top grandmaster level. Isn't it wonderful that some of the oldest...

  • Vishy Anand crushes Scandinavian defense with a Queen Sac's Thumbnail

    Vishy Anand crushes Scandinavian defense with a Queen Sac

    parvinder_khari Oct 15, 2017, 12:22 AM

    Viswanathan Anand vs Joel LautierCredit Suisse, Biel SUI (1997) Scandinavian Defense: Main Lines. Mieses Variation (B01) 1. e4 d5 2. ed5 Qd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 c6 6. Bc4 Bf5 7. Ne5 e6 8. g4 Bg6 9. h4 Nbd7...

  • The Solid Scandi and why I <3 it's Thumbnail

    The Solid Scandi and why I <3 it

    MidnasLament Oct 8, 2017, 2:57 PM

    It's kind of funny.  I used to play the Sicilian against e4 and basically hope and pray my opponents didn't know the sharp mainlines where I would almost certainly get outplayed in the attacking tactical messes...

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