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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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    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...

  • 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...

  • The Scandinavian Defense: A History

    GM BryanSmith Feb 5, 2015, 12:51 PM

    The time has come to look at the history of perhaps the first chess opening: the Scandinavian Defense.  Also known as the Center-Counter, the Scandinavian Defense can be viewed as the most direct and...

  • The Smith-Morra Gambit: A History, Part 2

    GM BryanSmith Jan 29, 2015, 12:53 PM

    Last week, we examined the origins of the Smith-Morra Gambit.  As the Smith-Morra began to encounter strong players, a variety of different responses developed. In the early days, declining the gambit was...

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  • Quality chess Books - Colección 114 libros pdf,djvu

    NOSOYDEPREDADORCHESS Nov 16, 2016, 6:13 PM

    Lista:Aagaard J. - Attacking Manual I - Quality Chess 2008Aagaard J. - Attacking Manual II - Quality Chess 2013Aagaard J. - Experts on the Anti-Sicilian - Quality Chess 2011Aagaard J. - Experts vs. the Sicilian...

  • 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...

  • Final call for these matches!

    Vanessa231996 Apr 7, 2016, 7:02 PM

    Open Matches NameOpponentPlayersRating RangeDays/MoveAction7/4/16 : Below 1299  Chess School 1-2 < 1299 3 days View A Challenge of Sorts  1. e4 c5 2.d4 --- Smith-Morra Gambit! 1-20 Open 3 days View Open...

  • We need strong players in upper boards, please help us!

    Vanessa231996 Apr 5, 2016, 3:15 AM

    Open Matches NameOpponentPlayersRating RangeDays/MoveActionA Challenge of Sorts  1. e4 c5 2.d4 --- Smith-Morra Gambit! 1-20 Open 3 days View Open Challenge Dream Chess Players  Dream Chess Players 1+ Open 3...

  • Deadly Chess Gambits

    quantumlee Oct 25, 2015, 11:53 AM

    The Smith-Morra Gambit against the Sicilian has been fascinating coffee-house players and amateurs for a long time.   The Gambit however has never made a big splash at the top level and is a rare guest at Grandmaster...

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