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  • Chess.com Player Profiles: GM Magesh Chandran Panchanathan's Thumbnail

    Chess.com Player Profiles: GM Magesh Chandran Panchanathan

    Englix May 18, 2013, 10:11 AM

    He didn´t like school but has a masters degree in computer science,  his nickname is "Captain Mag-Pan" (according to IM Danny Rensch) and he happens to be a fan of Gandhi... Meet Grandmaster Magesh Chandran Panchanathan...

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    How to Improve your Calculation

    GM thamizhan Dec 4, 2011, 10:11 PM

    Hello  Magesh and Arun: As my question subject suggests I have a problem calculating complicated chess positions. Although I can see a single line in considerable length, when the variations become...

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    The Queen Side Majority

    GM thamizhan Nov 27, 2011, 9:07 PM

    Greetings, in many of the openings that I play, I end up with a 4:3 kingside pawn majority while my opponent has 2:1 on the queenside. We generally both have at least one rook and a minor piece. What would you suggest...

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    Middle game planning exercises

    GM thamizhan Nov 5, 2012, 8:17 AM

    HW time everyone!!! Take a look at the following positions and try to identify the most important factors in the position and then try to come up with a reasonable plan. Take about 5 mins for each position to come...

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    Chess 361 - Lecture

    GM thamizhan Nov 5, 2012, 5:35 AM

    Planning Having a plan is like having a GPS while driving. Sometimes you have an actual GPS, other times its your mind acting like your GPS guiding you through your drive. But, imagine if you do not have that sense...

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    Chess 361 - Planning in Middlegame by GM Magesh Panchanathan - Revised Schedule

    GM thamizhan Oct 20, 2012, 5:54 PM

    Chess.com Online Course Chess 361 – Planning in middle game Instructor : GM Magesh Panchanathan Course length : 4 hrs For players rated : 1500 – 1800 (Just a guideline) Students per class : 10-20 Course fee :...

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    Chess.com University Is Back!

    GeniusKJ May 8, 2012, 10:00 PM

    By IM David Pruess: Hey there, chess friends! I am happy to announce that Chess.com University is returning to activity in the first week of June, thanks to the efforts of four new directors! With some assistance...

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    Queen's Gambit

    davutuysal Nov 25, 2009, 9:21 AM

    Anti Moscow variation by GM Magesh and GM Arun Submitted by GM thamizhan on Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:47am. Our topic this week has nothing to do with exchanges and slow maneuvering like the ones we saw last week. This...

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    Icelandic Gambit

    davutuysal Nov 25, 2009, 9:19 AM

    The Icelandic Gambit by GM Arun and GM Magesh Submitted by GM thamizhan on Wed Jul 8, 2009 11:24pm. Today we will take a look into another uncommon opening, The Icelandic Gambit. Even though this variation is...

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