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  • Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!'s Thumbnail

    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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    Live Sessions

    TigerChess Jan 11, 2016, 9:19 AM

    What motivated this move? Was that a blunder? How deeply did he calculate in this position? How many candidate moves did she consider? Did he memorize that entire opening? Why did she exchange these pieces and not...

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    The Anti-Sicilians

    TigerChess Nov 28, 2015, 3:00 AM

    Are you tired of tackling the Sicilian Defense as White? There are just so many variations — The Dragon, the Najdorf, the Sveshnikov, the Scheveningen... It's exhausting! There are so many variations...

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    Announcement: Smith-Morra Simul With IM Marc Esserman

    NM SamCopeland Nov 7, 2016, 6:27 PM

    UPDATE: Marc Esserman's simul will now take place on Saturday, December 3rd! Please look for Marc's live commentary on chess.com/tv of the games in progress and follow the games live yourself by following username...

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    23rd Blitz Death Match: Esserman vs Ju!

    FM MikeKlein Mar 28, 2014, 2:26 AM

    This could be the one of the fastest-played Death Matches in history.  Two blitz specialists qualified for the April contest - IM Marc Esserman and FM Evan Ju. They have both displayed unparalleled acumen...

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    Kings Clinch Match With Day To Spare

    SonofPearl Sep 15, 2011, 11:08 AM

    By Aviv Friedman - SAINT LOUIS, September 15, 2011 With two rounds still to go, on a combative and draw-less day in Saint Louis, the Kings scored 3-2 both in the chess960 match and the rapid match, to secure the...

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  • The 'Anti' Sicilians - Part 4: Smith-Morra Gambit's Thumbnail

    The 'Anti' Sicilians - Part 4: Smith-Morra Gambit

    GM JRLOK Nov 7, 2011, 8:34 AM

    As GM Dzindzichashvili explains, there are many gambits that simply fall under the category of tricky yet unplayable; however, the Smith Morra Gambit is not one of those! Though Roman does not attempt to show you...

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