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  • Sicilian-Defence
    Online Oct 24, 2013

    Sicilian Defence | N/A, United Kingdom

    Joined: Oct 23, 2013

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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...

  • Opening Questions And A Dream Mate

    IM Silman Jan 27, 2016, 10:08 PM

    Openings That Lead to a Draw Question: Chess.com member jos2001 wrote, “I’m a 1076-ranked player who wants to know the best openings to draw.” Answer: Though various openings are known to be...

  • Alekhine's Defense: World Champion Openings

    GM BryanSmith Aug 27, 2015, 2:35 AM

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with...

  • How To Be A Chess Legend

    GM Gserper May 9, 2015, 2:43 AM

    Legend: a story coming down from the past; especially: one popularly regarded as historical although not verifiable (Merriam Webster Dictionary). There are great chess players and there are legendary...

  • Review: The Sicilian Najdorf 6 Bg5

    GM smurfo Dec 14, 2014, 2:22 AM

    If you were to ask a hundred grandmasters to name the most difficult chess variation about which to write an opening book, my guess is that the 6 Bg5 Najdorf would be the frontrunner. It is perhaps the most analysed...

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  • Viacheslav Ragozin!

    kamalakanta Feb 26, 2017, 3:20 PM

      I have seen Ragozin's name mentioned many times, but never really explored his games. At a friend's request, I will post a few of his games. Viacheslav Ragozin Viacheslav Vasilyevich Ragozin (Russian: Вячеслав...

  • My Chess Journey - Steffen Moe - 18.02.17

    SteffenMoeSnippen Feb 17, 2017, 6:13 PM

    So today has been a very wierd day in terms of changes in my blitz rating, but it is probably just an abnormal statistical occurance - considering that my rating changed from 884 to 945 in just 10 games (8-2-0)....

  • My Chess Journey - Steffen Moe - 18.02.17

    SteffenMoeSnippen Feb 17, 2017, 6:10 PM

    So today has been a very wierd day in terms of changes in my blitz rating, but it is probably just an abnormal statistical occurance - considering that my rating changed from 884 to 945 in just 10 games (8-2-0)....

  • Gunina Gambited Down

    UseWithCare Feb 16, 2017, 3:15 AM

    Games by top women chess  players are far from boring. Where else can you see the likes of the recent protest game by Hou Yifan, or persons with nearly supernatural skills like Alexandra Kosteniuk, or players who...

  • Dragons knock out the Knockouts 13.5-2.5

    TorontoDragons Feb 6, 2017, 5:38 AM

    Even before our match with New Jersey started, there was an excitement in the air. Two of our mainstays, GM Bator Sambuev and IM Nikolay Noritsyn had been training heavily, sharpening their already formidable tactical...

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  • Daily Chess Improvement 18/3/17

    NMShrillShooter Mar 17, 2017, 10:39 PM

    Hello! Our topic for the next few days is: Attacking openings: Some of the attacking openings are listed below: 1.)Sicilian Defence 2.)Dutch Defence 3.)King's Indian Defence and Attack 4.)Semi-Slav Botvinnik Variation 5.)Nimzo...

  • All Openings are Sound

    robertrange Jan 22, 2017, 1:43 PM

    All Openings are Sound Before leaving the subject of successful opening play, there is one other point I wish to make, by way of supplementing Sadler’s three principles. This is to say that by and large, it is a...

  • other flank openings

    robertrange Jan 20, 2017, 6:05 AM

    Other Flank Openings White to play To round off this section on the flank openings, we shall now take a brief look at what used to be called the ‘Irregular Openings’: everything other than 1 e4, 1 d4, 1 c4 and 1...

  • Reverse Sicilian

    robertrange Jan 20, 2017, 5:55 AM

    Reversed Sicilian 1 c4 e5 (D) This move constitutes both the least complicated and the most radical reply to the English Opening. It is carefree and it is formidable. It shows up the beauty of 1 c4 and its ugliness....

  • Dutch Defence

    robertrange Jan 19, 2017, 5:18 PM

    Dutch Defence 1 d4 f5 (D) White to play In a way, the Dutch Defence is the equivalent of 1 e4 c5, the Sicilian. Whereas 1... c5 is the natural alternative to 1... e5 as a reply to 1 e4, in that both moves prevent...

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