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  • Piecefulchaos
    Online Aug 15, 2016

    Dan Troff | Salt Lake Valley, United States

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    Kayden Troff | Utah, United States

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    Online Mar 15, 2011

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    arno troff | SLC, Ut, United States

    Joined: Oct 18, 2012

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    Online Apr 30, 2014

    Kim Troff | West Jordan, United States

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  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

    • News
    • 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...

  • Links to the Past II

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

  • The German Morphy

         Most chess enthusiasts are aware that the young Wilhelm Steinitz was sometimes referred to as "the Austrian Morphy."  Some might even know that Cecil de Vere had been called...

  • Candidate Profile: Sergey Karjakin

    By GM Robert Hess and IM Teddy Coleman Sergey Karjakin has unfinished business.  In 2014, he placed second in the Candidates', one point away from a shot at Magnus Carlsen. He’s coming back to finish...

  • Opening Questions And A Dream Mate

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 27, 2016, 10:08 PM

    Openings That Lead to a Draw Question: member jos2001 wrote, “I’m a 1076-ranked player who wants to know the best openings to draw.” Answer: Though various openings are known to be...

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  • Exclusive Q&A with GM Melik KHACHIYAN

    [Blog History]    Former student of WC Tigran Petrosian, GM Melikset Khachiyan has lots to say about chess--and life--in our exclusive Group interview!      Over the years, GM Melik has become a staple...

  • A Look Back At My Path To Winning The U.S. Championship

    • GM Hikaru
    • Apr 27, 2015, 2:46 AM

    This is my first blog on, so I'd like to write something really eloquent and profound so I can look back on this moment. However, I am a chess player and not a poet or philosopher! Coming off of my...

  • Lessons from the Philly Open / (My) Quest To GM

    Well, it's been quite some time since I seriously thought about chess, but now - for whatever reason - the inevitable allure of the GM title speaks to me once more. I've never been what one might consider a particularly...

  • Wow! It's 4 YEARS Since the Launch of the Group!

    [Blog History]      Just last week, on November 11th, was the 4thAnniversary of the genesis of the Official Group, with its official “launch” anniversary being Dec. 15th. From its conception, the Group...

  • Tournament Adventures: US Masters

    It is a rare pleasure to play in a well organized tournament and innovative tournament. So many touranments feel homogeneous these days. The US Masters was run by an outstanding team of organizers and TDs; special...

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