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  • Silman
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    Jeremy Silman | Tokyo, Japan

    Joined: Dec 13, 2007

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    Online May 25, 2008

    Ed Silman | United Kingdom

    Joined: May 25, 2008

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    Online May 25, 2008

    Damien Silman | London, Westminster, United Kingdom

    Joined: May 25, 2008

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    Online Aug 22, 2010

    Jeremy Silman | Kazakhstan

    Joined: Aug 22, 2010

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    Online Jul 10, 2011

    hussein silman | dresden Germany, Germany

    Joined: Jul 10, 2011

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  • The Opening That Didn't Like Bobby Fischer

    IM Silman Feb 16, 2017, 3:58 AM

    Chess players are always looking for new openings. But picking an opening isn’t easy since there are so many to choose. Sometimes the choice is made by using the openings of your favorite chess hero. And...

  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • The 3 'Illnesses' Of Chess

    IM Silman Feb 2, 2017, 12:52 AM

    The member Canyounotquit wrote: “I really want to know why and how I lost this particular game. I had a piece lead and still I lost badly. I’ve no idea where I went wrong.” JS:...

  • How To Play Positional Sacrifices

    IM Silman Jan 26, 2017, 3:37 AM

    Se-Brain asked: I am currently boggled by positional sacrifices. First off, what are possible motifs for sacrifices, and second, how do you find out if your sac’s compensation is worth it or not? JS: I...

  • Chess And Presidential Elections

    GM Gserper Jan 21, 2017, 11:41 PM

    During the 2016 presidential election, many Americans got caught between a rock and a hard place. Indeed, since both candidates had flaws, it was very difficult to make a choice. I wish we had an...

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  • Push Those Pawns!!!!

    Silmanfan Feb 23, 2017, 5:35 PM

    Don't neglect your pawns! These precious pieces are the heart and soul of chess. As the foot soldiers of chess, these often forgotten pieces hold the game together. While a good pawn structure provides a decisive...

  • Progress

    LEBisho Feb 22, 2017, 8:21 AM

    Quick update on some steady progress since the last post. Rating & CAPS improvements I'm seeing improvements in both my online rating and my CAPS scores which is encouraging. I have had two wins against 1400+...


    001GENERAL_GRIEVOUS Feb 15, 2017, 12:51 AM

    Even though I lost my queen in this game, I still kept the Jeremy Silman attitude of mental toughness mentioned in his AWESOME book "The Amateur's Mind" and kept playing the game and eventually got my opponents...

  • February 2017 Prodigy Program with Peter Heine Nielsen and Lawrence Trent!

    GeniusKJ Feb 7, 2017, 3:59 AM

    Registration for the February 2017 month of the Prodigy Program is now open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. We are happy to announce that super-coach GM Peter Heine Nielsen will be teaching...

  • 2017 Goals & Ambitions

    TheChessPlayingCoder Jan 31, 2017, 8:23 AM

    During the past few months I had the opportunity to read what is probably one of the most instructive books available, primarily aimed at chess playing amateurs.  The book provided me with some of the greatest insights...

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