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    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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    chess opening list

    csayant2014 Nov 17, 2017, 6:23 AM

    hi e4 and d4 are mostly overplayed by any level. and mostly super transposed to other structure. i am giving few ideas here or list of opening against e4 and d4 that will make u surprise and c4 won't worry you anymore.    Tasks: Memorize...

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    Semi-Slav Defense

    abc_420 Nov 15, 2017, 4:21 AM

    This is a good defense for Black against the Queen's Gambit. There are a series of videos on this defense. All are available on YouTube.

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    Book Reviews - Chess Books for Improving Adults

    IM IM_Kgwm Nov 12, 2017, 10:58 AM

    I've just returned from a summer chess trip and even though I did not manage to accomplish my primary goal (painfully missing the final GM norm by half a point at De Sants 2017, being the highlight of this trip),...

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