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  • 7 New Year's Chess Resolutions

    NM SamCopeland Dec 27, 2016, 7:47 AM

    Statistically, just eight percent of people achieve their New Year's resolutions. That doesn't seem so great, but if we all resolve to become grandmasters, maybe eight percent of us can make it.  More...

  • Advanced Patterns: Pin And Win

    GM Gserper Oct 21, 2016, 1:21 PM

    In our last article, we discussed the importance of typical chess patterns using a pin as an example. As you become proficient in recognizing chess patterns, you'll see them everywhere! Suddenly you'll...

  • The Fastest Way To Improve Your Chess

    GM Gserper Oct 15, 2016, 11:50 PM

    I bet most of our readers have heard the overused cliche, "Chess is 99% tactics." This catchy phrase underlines the importance of calculation in chess, but is chess really 99% tactics? Well, it depends. The...

  • Master Path Study Plan: Tactics!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:16 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Tasks: Solve tactics, tactics, tactics, and ... tactics! Solve studies. Practice calculation. Play blindfold chess. Complete these tactics-themed lessons. You...

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: Tactics!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:19 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Tasks: Identify and address your tactical weaknesses. Complete a perfect ten. Complete the legendary 30-minute drill. Develop your visualization skills. Complete...

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  • Chess puzzles

    monkeyl10 Feb 15, 2017, 4:21 PM

    We all love checkmate puzzles!!!  Yes, that was mate. If you didn't see it, well... practice more!!! The Tactics Trainer is good for practice, but there is one thing that bugs me a LOT: I mean, don't mislead...

  • The quest for Class C OTB

    captblunderbuss Feb 14, 2017, 2:34 PM

    Starting playing in some local tournaments with a long term goal of being > 1399 OTB.   Current rating as of the last supplement is 1199, but should bump to a whopping 1229 here in Feb.    Last Saturday I ended...

  • My Arrival!

    LeutnantSchweinehund Feb 10, 2017, 12:18 PM

    What an exhausting journey...   After hours upon hours of (not so) relentless training, I have finally gathered the courage to join the site! You would not believe how nervous I am, playing chess, especially so...

  • January 2016 – January 2017

    Frank_Je Feb 10, 2017, 6:15 AM

    I got my personal wake-up call the other day: Lazy Frank! Go and type something about your chess life!  Thanks for waking me up, Frank. :-) So here I go: I have to work through a whole year from January 2016 to...

  • February 2017 Prodigy Program with Peter Heine Nielsen and Lawrence Trent!

    GeniusKJ Feb 7, 2017, 3:59 AM

    Registration for the February 2017 month of the Prodigy Program is now open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. We are happy to announce that super-coach GM Peter Heine Nielsen will be teaching...

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  • Chess Week - Overview

    Atomic_Rift Feb 16, 2017, 5:15 PM

    Hello ARC! Atomic_Rift here and today I want to tell you about the upcoming "Chess Week" as I call it. As an online chess club and as your leader, I feel that it is my duty to provide for you not just Team Matches...

  • February 2017 Prodigy Program with Peter Heine Nielsen and Lawrence Trent!

    GeniusKJ Feb 7, 2017, 4:05 AM

    Registration for the February 2017 month of the Prodigy Program is now open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. We are happy to announce that super-coach GM Peter Heine Nielsen will be teaching in...

  • Let's talk about Tactics pt. 1

    AdventHoly Feb 6, 2017, 11:01 AM

    Hey SMI and friends,    If you are new here, thanks for joining us! We are always looking for ways to serve the community here so please speak up if you have any ideas or need help in any way!   I hope those...

  • January 2017 Prodigy Program with Vishy Anand - Sign Up Now!

    GeniusKJ Jan 6, 2017, 6:08 AM

    The Prodigy Program has successfully completed its second year and the class of 2016 in the 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections has graduated to the next level. All sections will start from the very beginning...

  • Tactics Trainer Approval

    erik Nov 30, 2016, 12:03 PM

    Hello all! Sorry I have been dormant here. We have been very focused on building the new site. I am back and focused on tactics. We have some exciting new developments in tactic generation algorithms I hope to share...

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