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  • AnnaZC
    Online Nov 1, 2013

    to slav or semi-slav that's the question, | I am on a visitation pass to, Gambia

    Joined: Feb 22, 2010

  • Semi-slav
    Online Sep 10, 2014

    United States

    Joined: Sep 10, 2014

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  • Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!

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    • 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...

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

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    • 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...

  • Vishy Anand And The Semi-Slav Defense

    Like Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Anand became FIDE world champion by virtue of his victory in a world championship tournament -- this one held in Mexico City, 2007. However, the chess public, which has always tended...

  • Botvinnik And The Winawer

    After World War Two, the chess world (and the world in general) was abruptly changed. It is very clear that a demarcation line can be placed at 1945 between the old classical chess and modern chess. There were...

  • Another Crazy Pawn Lunge By Shirov

    The article I wrote last week, "The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit" reminded me of another, more radical g2-g4 move, also largely developed by the aggressive Latvian player Alexei Shirov. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3...

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  • Isaac Boleslavsky, A Giant Among Chessplayers

    Fame is a wayward mistress....some players are not written about enough, and therefore future generations might not know anything about them. Isaac Boleslavsky was a pioneer and a real chess giant of the 20th Century!      ...

  • 大会参加記

    OTB大会に参加したのでその自戦記を書いてみようと思い立ちました。 結果は3.5/6.0(W:3, D:1, L:2)でした。以下のような感じです。   Game 1. 白番, Ruy Lopez, Cozio Defense, 0-1, 62 moves Game 2. 黒番, QGD Semi-Slav, Botvinnik System, 0-1, 40 moves Game 3. 白番, Sicilian, Dragon,...

  • The quest for building an opening repertoire 1: white

    I will dedicate this second blog post to the path it took to build my white pieces opening repertoire. A little background: i played 1.e4 (and very aggressively, i played the King's gambit and the open sicilian,...

  • September 21 2016: Semi-Slav Meran variation

    Lessons: i) In the Semi-Slav: When White pushes the center pawns, Black must push the c- or b-pawn. ii) Sometimes, being materialistic is fine! iii) Bishops on adjacent diagonals can easily lead to gain of...

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  • Karjakin Switches To 1.d4, Still Can't Make Headway

    In 2013, GM Viswanathan Anand couldn't break through with his king-pawn against GM Magnus Carlsen and switched to 1.d4 late in the world championship match. It didn't work. Today, in round seven of the 2016...

  • Magnus Carlsen Again Only Winner In Bilbao

    For the third day in a row, Magnus Carlsen was the only winner at the Bilbao Masters in Bilbao. With a quick win versus Wesley So against the Berlin Defense, he increased his lead...

  • Carlsen Perfect On Day 2, Wins Leuven Rapid

    A perfect streak of four wins was enough for Magnus Carlsen to finish clear first in the rapid segment of the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour. Wesley So finished in second place as the only undefeated...

  • Sethuraman Surprises At Asian Continental

    S.P. Sethuraman of India emerged as the winner of the 2016 Asian Continental Chess Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. His compatriot Kulkarni Bhakti won the women's section. Photos courtesy Uzbek...

  • Caruana On A Rampage, Giri Keeps Winning Too

    Fabiano Caruana is blasting through the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. On Monday he beat another Azerbaijani grandmaster: Teimour Radjabov. Anish Giri kept the pace as he won his third game,...

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