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  • Torre-Attack
    Online Dec 22, 2011

    Hector Izquierdo | Phoenix, United States

    Joined: Dec 22, 2011

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  • Attacking Pawn Chains

    TigerChess Jul 30, 2016, 4:59 AM

    Have you ever wondered how grandmasters know when and how to attack?  The key is pawn structure! Pawn chains are some of the most important attacking structures. In this series, learn the core concepts...

  • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Strategy

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Jun 26, 2015, 9:24 AM

    In my last article, I gave you five tips to improve your tactics.  If you did your homework and practiced your tactics (either Tactics Trainer, or my Chess Genie app) you will see the benefits right...

  • Review: Playing the Trompowsky

    GM smurfo Aug 29, 2014, 7:39 AM

    I recently took a train from Amsterdam to the quaint little Belgium town of Bruges. Looking for a book to keep me occupied for the four hour ride, I remembered my review copy of Richard Pert’s Playing the Trompowsky,...

  • Review: Lisa, Pump Up Your Rating, and other recent books

    ArnieChipmunk Dec 1, 2013, 12:45 PM

    It’s not easy to find time to read chess books when there’s a World Championship match going on at the same time. Still, chess publishers around the globe managed to reach me over the last few months,...

  • Chess Tales from Asia - The Great Singapore Swindles (Part 3)

    CM juniortay Nov 6, 2013, 6:26 PM

    Once again, I would like to thank the readers for their support, interaction and kind comments in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. In this final segment of Great Singapore Swindles, I would like to introduce you...

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  • Learn the English Rat Defense!

    dynamicchess970 Mar 18, 2017, 11:21 AM

    This book is amazing! I found two entirely new and mind-blowingly creative openings in this book (which i will discuss below) covered in detail, which give the reader an enormous amount of transpositional possibilities....

  • strong openings and defenses that I play! (These won me a tournament!)

    Berkowick Mar 12, 2017, 11:43 AM

    Hi guys, it's me FM_Berkowick(FM stands for fun master) Today I'll be sharing some strong openings and defenses that i play Thank you to magnuts carelson for being a good friend. Fallow him, he's a good chess player! The...

  • Dragons knock out the Knockouts 13.5-2.5

    TorontoDragons Feb 6, 2017, 5:38 AM

    Even before our match with New Jersey started, there was an excitement in the air. Two of our mainstays, GM Bator Sambuev and IM Nikolay Noritsyn had been training heavily, sharpening their already formidable tactical...

  • Slow Chess League: A win with White in the Torre Attack

    dr_chessdad Sep 17, 2016, 9:49 AM

    This week Slow Chess League game (time controls 45m+45s) was  a solid win but again I am disappointed to find out post analysis that I had missed a relatively simple tactic as early as move 9. Enjoy Dear Readers 

  • Taking on the Big Guns in the World Open

    Chessmo Jul 24, 2016, 7:39 PM

    The summer of 2015 was a fantastic first World Open performance for me in the U1800 section, where I scored six of nine points and walked away with an all time high rating of 1753. Since that peak last summer, I've...

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  • Trompowsky Attack. part 9

    robertrange Feb 6, 2017, 9:07 PM

    Again a perfect pawn-centre is facing battle with a pair of bishops. Black has managed to keep his pawn-structure intact (no doubled pawns), but for the time being at least he has no influence in the centre whatsoever....

  • Carlsen Succeeds With New 1st Move In Olympiad's 2nd Round

    FM MikeKlein Sep 3, 2016, 2:29 PM

    At the 42nd Chess Olympiad, 38 teams have started with two victories in the open section. In the second round, the world's top four made their debut in Baku: Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Fabiano Caruana and Vladimir...

  • Ivanchuk Wins 7th Capablanca Memorial Title

    PeterDoggers Jun 21, 2016, 9:46 AM

    Cuba is for Vassily Ivanchuk what León, Spain is for Viswanathan Anand and Dortmund, Germany is for Vladimir Kramnik. Ivanchuk feels at home in Cuba where he won the Capablanca Memorial for...

  • Komodo Defeats Perelshteyn In A Match Of Opening Blunders

    NM SamCopeland Apr 23, 2016, 10:38 AM

    Fireworks and a far-too-familiar sense of frustration were on display in the latest Man Vs. Machine match on April 19th and 20th. Scoring the full point in games one and three, Komodo bested GM...

  • Players Opening List !

    Giavenger Feb 16, 2016, 11:41 AM

    So here I have the list of openings players are interested in and willing to play. Please message each other and agree to a specific time and date to begin practicing if you are going to play live games. You must...

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