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    • My Path to FM - Part 3 - The Plan

      ...The whole plan, and nothing but the plan.   Feel free to read part 1 and part 2 if you want to waste 10 minutes of your life on babble.     My Path to FM - Study Plan   Openings My openings have always been a strong point in my game.... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | Jan 28, 2016
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    • My Path to FM - Part 1 - Reminiscence

      I'll start by saying that (obviously) I'm not an FM yet.  One of my big goals when I started playing in tournaments was the NM title, and when I got it I lost a lot of motivation.     Why was I suddenly so unmotivated?  Well, a couple things... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | Jan 28, 2016
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    • Seattle City Championships 2016, or the Case of the Lazy Pieces

      Photo 75969 courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives. Despite the Seahawks playoff, which distracted many players (it was running on a computer in the back of the tournament hall), this local tournament had a nice turnout of 62 players including qu... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Jan 18, 2016
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    • Supercharge day 1 - My goals

      Today I start to write  my daily experiences about the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course  The structure of the study of Day 1 was the following: - Theoretical section: finding and writing down my goals I want to reach by studying  2... | Read More

    • A Cheating Accusation, A Game and It's Notes

      The following is not defense of my play, it's just me being a smart alleck.   Well, I've been official accused of cheating.  I don't think there could be a better compliment.  From what I understand it's a right of passage here on chess.com f... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Jan 8, 2016
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  • The best of the best

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    Hello there,  are you ready for some fun? (please say yes) Well if you said "No." Then too bad, because we are going to have some fun.  So as you struggle, I will give you some advice (hint: this advice will only be  useful against bad sports."... Read More »

  • Zugzwang

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    Zugzwang an intermediate move yeah ZANG  Pronounced "tsoog-tsvung",  Zugzwang (German for "compulsion to move", pronounced [ˈtsuːktsvaŋ]) is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because the... Read More »

  • Durkin Opening

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    The Durkin Opening (also known as the Durkin Attack or the Sodium Attack) is a rarely played chess opening beginning with the move: 1. Na3The Durkin Opening is named for Robert James Durkin (1923–?) of New Jersey. The name "Sodium Atta... Read More »

  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... Read More »