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  • How To Understand Chess Openings's Thumbnail

    How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

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    Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:07 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Expand your Knowledge of Common Structures and Plans Learn...

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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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  • Semi-Slav 4: The Meran - 6.Qc2's Thumbnail

    Semi-Slav 4: The Meran - 6.Qc2

    GM Shankland Nov 11, 2012, 3:14 AM

    Today GM Sam Shankland gives his recommendations for black in the main line Meran Variation (6.Qc2) of the Semi Slav. He focuses on black's e5-pawn break, the "dos and don'ts" of that idea, when it works out to...

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    Semi-Slav 1: The Moscow Variation

    GM Shankland Oct 10, 2012, 11:50 AM

    Making a very natural transition from his last video series on the Queen's Gambit Decline, GM Sam Shankland begins his coverage of the extremely popular, always dynamic Semi Slav! He reviews the interesting Moscow...

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  • KORCHNOI'S BEST GAMES - NO.3 SEMI-SLAV DEFENCE's Thumbnail

    KORCHNOI'S BEST GAMES - NO.3 SEMI-SLAV DEFENCE

    EndeavourMorse Aug 18, 2017, 3:54 AM

    This game came in the USSR Junior Championship of 1947, played in Korchnoi's home town of Leningrad. Korchnoi won this on 11.5 points, half a point ahead of his opponent in this game, Shianovsky. The game is listed...

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    My Introduction to 1. d4

    Hellllbender Jul 30, 2017, 11:11 AM

    I recently came across some PGNs of a few old games of mine back when I was initially learning to use, and defend against 1. d4, along with two of my friends and chess colleagues. Back then, each of us (primarily...

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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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