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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...

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

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    • 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...

  • Clash of Champions: Steinitz vs. Lasker

    As we move along in our exploration of the endgames that defined the battles for the world championship, we come to the 1894 match between Emanuel Lasker and Wilhelm Steinitz, which took place in New York, Philadelphia,...

  • Alexander Alekhine (Part 5): Singing the Middle-aged Blues

    • IM Silman
    • Feb 25, 2014, 1:01 PM

    Before we leap into Part 5 of this 7-part series, I’m going to make one last effort to help the “Alekhine was afraid of Capablanca” people grasp a handful of reality. After you read this, feel...

  • Player Profiles: WGM CamillaB

    Woman Grandmaster Camilla Baginskaite from Sioux Falls in the United States has won the World Girls Under 20 championship, the US Women's championship, made top 16 in World Women's Championship and played in seven...

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  • How to use a chess program, without cheating

    In this post I want to show you how to use a chess progam for your games on, but not cheating at the same time. But first I schould explain why I write this. As you can read on my profile page, I played...

  • Chess Lessons from GM Yasser Seirawan!

    World Junior Champion, 4 times US Champion and a FIDE Senior Trainer, GM Yasser Seirawan is a US chess legend. Famed for his expert commentary on top events, Yasser is well respected for his ability to explain complex...

  • The quest for building an opening repertoire 1: white

    I will dedicate this second blog post to the path it took to build my white pieces opening repertoire. A little background: i played 1.e4 (and very aggressively, i played the King's gambit and the open sicilian,...

  • How I went from 1500 to 1700 in half a year

    I am going to expalin here how I did it in case someone wants to follow my steps. Many people ask for the perfect plan, to improve very fast and without wasting time in useless things. Of course there is no perfect...

  • Study Plans

    "Plans for Advanced Players" and "Master-Path Plans" seem to have been released today: For those interested, the years-long wait is finally over.

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