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  • Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances's Thumbnail

    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    Le match du 21ème siècle

    GM Gserper Mar 25, 2017, 8:44 PM

    Quand les joueurs d'échecs parlent de « match du siècle », ils font généralement référence au match URSS-Reste du Monde qui a eu lieu à Belgrade...

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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...

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    So's Unbeaten Streak Ended By Mamedyarov

    FM MikeKlein Apr 21, 2017, 4:31 PM

    After 67 consecutive classical games without a loss, GM Wesley So's streak ended today in the opening round of Shamkir Chess 2017, colloquially known as the Vugar Gashimov Memorial. The streak dated back to last...

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    GM Arthur Bisguier, 1929-2017

    FM MikeKlein Apr 6, 2017, 8:57 AM

    GM Arthur Bisguier, one of America's greatest chess players of the 20th century, died on Wednesday at the age of 87 while in a care facility in Framingham, Massachusetts. The cause of death was respiratory failure. Cover...

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    Inspired By Karjakin, Carlsen Gets 1st Tata Steel Win

    PeterDoggers Jan 15, 2017, 12:11 PM

    Copying Sergey Karjakin's remarkable 6.a3 in the Najdorf, Magnus Carlsen scored a good win today versus Radoslaw Wojtaszek in round two of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Pentala Harikrishna won...

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  • Live Sessions; A Miniature and a Medley!'s Thumbnail

    Live Sessions; A Miniature and a Medley!

    IM DanielRensch Dec 19, 2012, 3:40 PM

    All your holiday wishes come true today: A Live Session for everyone! Though IM Rensch does manage to dispatch of his first opponent rather quickly in a sharp Scotch Game, he not only provides instructive post game...

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    Live Session Hybrids: Gambit or Technique?

    IM dpruess Jan 21, 2012, 6:27 PM

    In the second ever installment of this new "Member Analysis meets Live Sessions" video series we learn a little more about Mr. GambitGareth! IM David Pruess commentates this interesting Scotch Game that eventually...

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    Member Analysis: Super Sharp Struggle

    GM JRLOK Nov 10, 2010, 8:30 AM

    Today GM Dzindzi takes us on a wild ride (via the Scotch Game Opening) through a maze of tactics, sacrifices, and complex evaluations! The "unbalanced material" feature of this game makes for several particularly...

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    The Gunsberg Variation

    Zaphys Jun 16, 2017, 8:49 AM

    Hello guys! Today I will show you an interesting alternative to the theory-heavy Ruy Lopez, the Scotch and the Italian Game. It's called the Gunsberg Variation and it's a sideline in the Four Knights.1 e4 e5 2 Nf3...

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    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 3:41 PM

      Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond Here are what I consider to be a sample of good chess openings books, particularly suitable for the amateur and club player - from beginner to expert.  If you...

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    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 1:02 PM

    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond Whether you are new to chess, or an experienced chess amateur looking for some books to help you improve, the list below is for you. The emphasis here is on FUNDAMENTALS...

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