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  • Advanced Patterns: Pin And Win

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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: 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...

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  • Sergey Karjakin: "Carlsen is the Cristiano Ronaldo of chess"

    Karjakin's first interview upon returning to Russia, for the Sport-Express newspaper. I BOUGHT A NEW SIM CARD...

  • Of Fortresses and that infamous Game 12

    This post is inspired by a recent vlog that was posted by Jacob Aagaard and Nikos Ntirlis on the Quality Chess blog. If you haven't already seen it, and all their previous posts, you really should do so as it seems...

  • A Shared Theme with GM Gufeld!

        GM Eduard Gufeld Recently, looking at Gufeld's "Secrets of the Sicilian Dragon", I came upon a game he played in 1962, in which he plays the same sacrifice I did in my game abgainst IM Julio Boudy from Cuba...

  • Light & Dark : A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse

    Light & Dark: A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse (visual ideas behind the moves in crazyhouse and bughouse) mastertan 2016 In light of the increasing amount of activity of crazyhouse chess, I’ve decided to write...

  • Drawing Near to God 2

    • JD-ex
    • Nov 23, 2016, 5:57 PM

    by HJS Do you ever wish that you could really know God? The old English hymnist Ian McPherson did when he wrote, "If I but knew thee as thou art, O loveliness unknown,/ with what desire, O Lord, my heart would claim...

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