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    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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    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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    How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    IM Silman Jan 21, 2016, 4:42 AM

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate...

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    Underrated Openings Part 3

    GM JRLOK Jul 20, 2009, 10:31 PM

    In this video, Roman covers a big mainline of the Scotch Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 ed 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.e5 d5 6.Bb4 Ne4 7.Nxd4 Bd7. You will definitely learn something from this very complex strategic opening, as...

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    Underrated Openings Part 2

    GM JRLOK Jul 9, 2009, 11:40 AM

    “If you’re not trying to improve in chess then you shouldn’t be watching this video.” The advantage is in the knowledge not just the opening theory claims GM Dzindzichashvili as he continues...

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    Underrated Openings Part 1

    GM JRLOK Jul 2, 2009, 11:38 PM

    GM Dzindzichashvili begins his series on interesting underrated openings with a look at the Scotch Gambit, on which he is well-known to be the foremost expert. This video also addresses several unusual lines by...

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    Bullet Bullet Bullet - Day 17

    Illcheckyoumate Jan 19, 2018, 11:02 PM

    Day 17: Spent the morning playing some bullet as this is where I need some serious improvement. However this has not gotten better as my slow chess has improved. Since the start of this challenge I've managed to...

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    Day 3! (100 day chess challenge)

    Illcheckyoumate Jan 4, 2018, 8:27 PM

    Day 3! GENERAL:Still haven't fully got into the learning frame of mind, more games than not tend to me quick blitz games. However I have been playing more 10minute games which are better. Tomorrow I hope to get...

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    Day One. The Challenge Begins! (100 days of chess)

    Illcheckyoumate Jan 1, 2018, 11:22 PM

    Hello my friends! It's a new year, which seems like a good time for a new challenge  For the next 100 days I'm going to post my daily progress through my favorite games, puzzles, daily game moves, daily blunders,...

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