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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...

  • Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!'s Thumbnail

    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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  • Anand, Aronian Catch Vachier-Lagrave In St. Louis's Thumbnail

    Anand, Aronian Catch Vachier-Lagrave In St. Louis

    PeterDoggers Aug 9, 2017, 10:40 PM

    With two rounds to go, the Sinquefield Cup has three leaders on 4.5/7. Both Vishy Anand and Levon Aronian won their games, and caught Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in first place. MVL was joined in first place...

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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...

  • Inspired By Karjakin, Carlsen Gets 1st Tata Steel Win's Thumbnail

    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...

  • Live Session Hybrids: Gambit or Technique?'s Thumbnail

    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...

  • Member Analysis: Super Sharp Struggle's Thumbnail

    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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  • What Happens When You Play Yourself? - A RALRAL3333 Experiment's Thumbnail

    What Happens When You Play Yourself? - A RALRAL3333 Experiment

    RALRAL3333 Sep 16, 2017, 1:03 PM

    Hello and welcome to my second experiment! This is a few games where I played against myself to see the result. I was interested to know what would happen. I played my best openings as white: Scotch Game, Italian...

  • 3rd Singapore Masters Blitz (Junior Edition)'s Thumbnail

    3rd Singapore Masters Blitz (Junior Edition)

    CM juniortay Sep 9, 2017, 11:31 PM

    The Singapore Masters Blitz series, a brainchild of Olimpiu Urcan, sets out to provide quality quickplay events for Singapore and locally based masters in terms of playing conditions and prize fund.  The first...

  • A double Scotch with bishop to Frederic four's Thumbnail

    A double Scotch with bishop to Frederic four

    achja Aug 28, 2017, 3:32 PM

      Played a Scotch game with a line where I really like the Bf4 move. The idea is to prevent a quick d7d6 or d7d5 by black. Black can still play it but the pawn structure on the queen side will be mangled even more....

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