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  • How To Not Learn From Your Mistakes Like Karpov's Thumbnail

    How To Not Learn From Your Mistakes Like Karpov

    GM Gserper Mar 11, 2017, 3:31 AM

    As I explained in this article, modern life forces me to recollect the episodes from my childhood years. One such memory is something that every Soviet schoolboy was supposed to know if he wanted to get...

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    The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    GM Ginger_GM Dec 5, 2016, 3:37 PM

    During the last five years or so, most of the time that I have spent on chess has been devoted to creating things that have helped other players improve: videos, books, articles, courses and whatever else comes...

  • Can Anyone Be An IM Or GM?'s Thumbnail

    Can Anyone Be An IM Or GM?

    IM Silman Sep 15, 2016, 12:33 AM

    BeekeeperBob wrote: “I am a 19 year old who has been toying with the idea of making chess a career for me (either playing professionally or teaching chess). Unfortunately, I currently have no official ranking....

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    March Signups are Now Open

    SirIvanhoe Feb 16, 2017, 4:49 PM

    Signups are now open for our 3 round March League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, March 6, 2017.   Negotiated Time Tournaments   New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier. You...

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    March Signups are Now Open

    SirIvanhoe Feb 16, 2017, 4:49 PM

    Signups are now open for our 3 round March League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, March 6, 2017.   Negotiated Time Tournaments   New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier. You...

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    Queens Gambit Accepted (QGA)

    seekar2 Feb 15, 2017, 7:02 PM

    OPENING: Queens Gambit   If black takes the pawn – then its QGA (Queens gambit accepted).   If black does anything else – then is QGD (Queens gambit declined).      Queens Gambit Accepted Not as common as it...

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  • 12 Nakamura Wins In 20 Minutes!'s Thumbnail

    12 Nakamura Wins In 20 Minutes!

    FM MikeKlein Mar 1, 2015, 6:09 PM

    It’s rapid carnage on the chessboard as Hikaru Nakamura dispatches a dozen opponents more quickly than you’ll believe. FM Mike Klein does his best chess auctioneer impression as he keeps up with...

  • How To Make A Comeback With Devilish Traps!'s Thumbnail

    How To Make A Comeback With Devilish Traps!

    FM MikeKlein Dec 5, 2014, 2:49 PM

    Do you want to see one of the worst games FM Mike Klein has ever played? FM Klein shows you some bad chess — but hopes you learn from it — in this lesson on how to make a comeback with tricky traps. Making...

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    How to Learn Openings, Part 2

    FM MusicCityMaster Aug 25, 2014, 12:01 PM

    How does Bobby Fischer’s Yugoslav attack compare to a modern game between two super GMs? FM Todd Andrews shows you the similarities and differences between the Fischer game from part one and a more recent instructive...

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  • My 2017 MSCA State Scholastic Championship (K-12) Adventure!'s Thumbnail

    My 2017 MSCA State Scholastic Championship (K-12) Adventure!

    FlyingHighNow Mar 27, 2017, 9:51 AM

    Welcome to a log of my experience in my first ever state tournament! My name is Jakob Michelizzi and i'm a Junior playing for Eden Prairie High School. I'm unrated but if you look me up in the USCF database it shows...

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    How To Begin Mastering Chess

    DineshMC Mar 26, 2017, 7:26 PM

    Chess is a highly competitive game played by millions of people around the world. The basics can be mastered in a matter of minutes. Advanced strategic concepts can take years to come to terms with and a lifetime...

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    Scotch opening, Arabian mate, and a gambit

    Berkowick Mar 16, 2017, 7:03 PM

    Hello guys, it's me FM(Fm stands for fun master)_Berkowick. Today i'll be telling you about an interesting checkmate, a gambit line good for playing in casual games, and to follow up, some d4(queen's pawn) defenses...

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