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  • SlavSlav
    Online May 25, 2008

    Slav Slav | United States

    Joined: May 25, 2008

  • slavnk
    Online Jan 6, 2015

    slav slav | Russia

    Joined: Jan 6, 2015

  • brasimir
    Online May 24, 2015

    Slav Mir Slav | Kosice, Slovakia

    Joined: May 24, 2015

  • ostap-ibn-bender
    Online Mar 1, 2008

    SLAV SHOK | SAYREVILLE, N.J., United States

    Joined: Feb 16, 2008

  • TSlav
    Online Apr 20, 2015

    Tzachi Slav | Rosh Haain, Israel

    Joined: Mar 22, 2008

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  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    IM Silman Sep 29, 2016, 3:30 AM

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before...

  • Opening Questions And A Dream Mate

    IM Silman Jan 27, 2016, 10:08 PM

    Openings That Lead to a Draw Question: 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...

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  • Understanding the Reti Gambit: Accepted

    eternalblunder Feb 26, 2017, 6:56 AM

    In this article, I am going to showcase the Reti opening, through white playing 1. Nf3. This opening does not commit into any specific game and allow black to take the initiative AND doesn't allow black to play...

  • An Intro to the Semi-Slav, Part I

    TalSpin Feb 24, 2017, 2:08 PM

    This week we'll be taking a look at the Semi-Slav, a great defense for black against the Queen's Gambit.  In a day or two, when I've finished the analysis, I'll post a few example games including the Kramnik-Anand...

  • Cornwall Congress 2017

    thejacka1 Feb 18, 2017, 9:07 AM

    In January 2015 I made my debut in 'real' over-the-board chess at this event by finishing 1st-equal with Harvey Richings in the Penwith Cup for children (like Harvey) and ungraded or 'returning' players (like me)....

  • 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...

  • Do Chess Openings Reveal Your Personality?

    HannahHowe Jan 31, 2017, 4:36 AM

    Do Chess Openings Reveal Your Personality? At school, when I first discovered chess, I played 1. e4 automatically. It seemed the most natural move to me, a move that enabled you to develop your king's bishop and...

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  • 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...

  • d4 Openings

    robertrange Jan 20, 2017, 6:11 AM

    1 d4 Openings Speaking in very general terms, one might say this is the more strategically orientated of White’s two main opening moves. If, on your classical opening move, the equally classical symmetrical reply...

  • Slav and Semi-Slav

    robertrange Jan 19, 2017, 3:52 PM

    Slav and Semi-Slav 1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 (D) White to play Though not as old as the Queen’s Gambit Declined, the Slav has an excellent record of service and is considered a classical opening. It first became popular when...

  • Slav Defense Tournament

    ChristineCrystalline Jan 9, 2017, 4:03 AM

    Hello friends! Who are interested to join a slav defense tournament? My friend wants to have you here: Good luck to those who join! - Christine

  • Slav Defense

    Modge Nov 30, 2016, 9:31 PM


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