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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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  • Intro to Specific Chess Openings's Thumbnail

    Intro to Specific Chess Openings

    Win_Like_McEntee May 20, 2017, 5:02 PM

    It's important for an improving player below 2000 to remember that the key to doing well in the opening is remaining alert, watching out for tactics (while spotting errors made by the opponent) and quickly developing...

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    Road to Master: An Update

    mjsoupcampbell May 16, 2017, 4:46 AM

    Road to Master: The Journey So Far It's been almost a full year since my blog where I announced my plan to try to reach the national master title. If anyone did not see that post the goal was to climb from my rating...

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    Playing in a Fog ... Attitude in Chess

    blohmoremoney Apr 12, 2017, 2:52 AM

    It's been a long long time since my last blog post. Much has happened in my life in that time, primarily a new opportunity career wise has arisen. Right now I'm on a holiday break in Taichung Mountains where the...

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