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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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    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 are...

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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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    My Opening Repertoire

    Zaphys Jun 4, 2017, 7:26 AM

    Most people, at one point or another, want to build a reliable opening repertoire. That is, a repertoire that they feel fits their play style and gives them middlegame positions that they find pleasant. When I was...

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