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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...

  • Compilation Of Chess And Education Research Studies

    FM MikeKlein Dec 9, 2016, 7:47 AM

    One of the most common questions educators have is, "Where can I find research studies devoted to the educational value of chess?" More studies are being conducted every year, but this article is a compilation...

  • Do Not Misuse Your Chess Computer!

    GM Gserper Jan 14, 2017, 2:03 AM

    My favorite episode from The Prince And The Pauper happens towards the end of the story: "Speak up, good lad, and fear nothing," said the king. "How used you the Great Seal of England?" Tom stammered a moment,...

  • 3 Ways To Learn New Openings

    FM hellokostya May 12, 2016, 2:57 AM

    Learning a new opening can be a challenging but rewarding task. Once you have gotten used to a certain variation (e.g. the French Defense or the Catalan), it can be difficult to switch to playing something...

  • Learning Chess Patterns Is Easy

    IM Silman Dec 29, 2016, 8:11 AM

    I recently noticed an article that tried to clarify what a pattern is. I found it quite agonizing since the writer didn’t understand patterns but was trying hard to isolate exactly what it was (a noble...

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  • Damiano's Defense

    sjijchess Feb 23, 2017, 9:46 PM

      Learn how to handle 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6?   Study and remember the below game.   Now test yourself playing as White:  

  • 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...

  • How to win going back and forth!

    IM AndreyOstrovskiy Feb 23, 2017, 7:15 AM

    What is a chess harmony? There are many definitions I guess. One of them is like this: appropriate placement of the pieces that makes it possible to maintain the balance. This balance is sometimes fragile. This...

  • A blindfold game win.

    FearlessKing Feb 20, 2017, 1:02 AM

    I used to be a chess player with an interest in poker. These days I'm a poker player with an interest in chess. After about a year of exclusive poker study I decided to give a blindfold game a try. My brother was...

  • January Open Tournament Game Review

    TheChessPlayingCoder Feb 19, 2017, 10:08 PM

    Open Tournament Round 1 - Time Control 65/65 Admittedly I was a bit nervous playing in the first round as I had not played in a while.  And right out of the opening I got a small surprise.  After Black's second...

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  • Spring Breaks (IMPORTANT!)

    72778562 Feb 23, 2017, 8:46 PM

    You guys have a full week of break starting March 13th. Unfortunately, that is one day AFTER day light savings time. This means that our time will be further apart and we will have more trouble finding times where...

  • Mamedyarov Beats So; Carlsen's Gnomes Eke Into PRO Playoffs

    NM SamCopeland Feb 23, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Wesley So lost his first game (excluding blitz) since his defeat by Carlsen in Bilbao last summer. In a game-of-the-week candidate, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov tapped into the game's chaos more efficiently than...


    FideCastro Feb 9, 2017, 3:20 AM

    Lawrence Wheatley                  Paul Hodgskin Dave Pugh                                Karol Grzywaczewski Roy Peters                   1          Paul Kelly                                 0 Stan Grayland              ...

  • January 2017 Prodigy Program Supercut + Recorded Package Info

    GeniusKJ Feb 7, 2017, 7:05 PM

    The new year of the Prodigy Program got off to a great start last month! If you missed out, we're happy to inform you that you can still enroll in the January program and go through the material at your own pace! All...

  • Your Endgame Troubles End Here!

    TooruAmuro86 Feb 7, 2017, 7:06 AM

    Hello Team Members,  I am Michael, an engineering graduate student, sleepless professional, bad jokes aficionado, and a new admin for this awesome group. I am writing this to formally introduce myself and as a beginning...


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