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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...

  • 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...

  • The Best Game Of Millionaire Chess Contest Winner

    pete Oct 19, 2015, 3:39 AM

    The Millionaire Chess Open concluded last week in Las Vegas with a dramatic win in the open section by world-number-two Hikaru Nakamura, who took home $100,000 as the top prize in the world's richest open chess...

  • The Opening You've Never Heard Of

    GM Gserper Mar 15, 2015, 12:28 PM

    Grandmaster David Bronstein was an excellent chess player, original thinker and a brilliant chess author who produced a number of bestsellers. His most famous chess book is undoubtedly "Zurich 1953." Everyone...

  • America's First Women's Championship Match

    batgirl Aug 23, 2014, 4:42 PM

         American women had been playing chess long before establishment of the USCF in the late 1930s.  In fact, as early as the mid 1890s, an officially conducted match was played between two highly considered lady...

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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...

  • Scotch Game

    Deprexend Jan 6, 2017, 9:34 AM

    The Scotch Game or Scotch Opening is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 It is a highly tactical opening and it is often used to surprise the opponent instead of playing the Ruy...

  • My most memorable blunders - Seattle Extravaganza part two

    ergodicbreak Nov 20, 2016, 10:08 PM

    While many promote chess for its educational and edificatory benefits, I've always been impressed with its ability to completely cloud the mind and suspend judgement in relatively simple situations, as we will see...

  • Play it like a pro: A beginners guide to chess!

    Scott_98 Nov 18, 2016, 6:49 AM

    Hi,I'm Michael Scott a.k.a Scott_98 (on,feel free to challenge,follow,send a friend request or ask a question on my profile page.So I'm gonna be writing a blog which will feature 'Play it like a pro'...

  • Openings for Development SUMMARY/What You Need to Remember

    theturtlemoves Sep 27, 2016, 12:54 PM

    Here is a summary of what you need to try to remember:   WHITE 1.e4 e5 (King's Gambit) 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 (4.Nc3) g4 5.0-0 and remember that you need to attack Black's Queen and open lines for our...


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