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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's Thumbnail

    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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    Aggressive openings for White

    KanekiBraun Mar 31, 2017, 7:10 PM

    These are what I believe are five of the most aggressive openings for white.  5. Italian Game The Italian game is a common opening for beginners and can be a great opening for more advanced players. This opening...

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    Bookmark Smarts.

    brigatine-66 Mar 12, 2017, 8:36 AM

    Hello everyone. I decided to share all of my study bookmarks web site links on my desktop with all of my friends here on chess.com. Showing all the subjects I have studied  over the last four years or so since I...

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    General Ideas in Losing in the Scotch Gambit

    IroZobel Jan 26, 2017, 8:01 AM

    What is your favorite way to lose in the Scotch gambit? In case you have trouble with deciding, let me provide you with a few ideas!   First stop: 4. .. Nf6 or Bc5?   This the first stop of the Scotch Gambit...

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