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  • Almost a Champion's Thumbnail

    Almost a Champion

    batgirl Jul 22, 2015, 10:49 AM

         To the chess-players of England the 18th century was just a fading memory.  Philidor had died and Verdoni, a man with a forgotten first name, took up his reins as professional at Parsloe's in London until he...

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    Chess Lessons Exposed: A Lesson Learned?

    IM Silman Jul 14, 2015, 2:52 AM

    This series is about chess lessons and how a chess teacher tries to push key points home. If you are looking for a chess teacher, don’t grab anyone that comes along! Take your time, take a lesson or two from...

  • Another Crazy Pawn Lunge By Shirov's Thumbnail

    Another Crazy Pawn Lunge By Shirov

    GM BryanSmith May 28, 2015, 3:17 AM

    The article I wrote last week, "The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit" reminded me of another, more radical g2-g4 move, also largely developed by the aggressive Latvian player Alexei Shirov. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3...

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  • Why Simon Loves The French: Odds And Ends's Thumbnail

    Why Simon Loves The French: Odds And Ends

    GM Ginger_GM Sep 14, 2015, 5:13 PM

    If you’ve made it this far in GM Simon Williams’ examination of the French Defense, you’ve got to watch the last video in this educational series. Simon wraps up his French lessons with the odds and ends of the...

  • Spicy Gambits: French Wing Gambit!'s Thumbnail

    Spicy Gambits: French Wing Gambit!

    GM Ginger_GM Jan 25, 2015, 5:17 PM

    You’ve seen GM Simon Williams’ crazy gambits against the Sicilian, the Caro-Kann, and the King’s Pawn defenses, but what is there to do against the French, perhaps Black’s most solid response to e4? Don’t worry...

  • Spicy Gambits: Delayed Wing Gambit!'s Thumbnail

    Spicy Gambits: Delayed Wing Gambit!

    GM Ginger_GM Jan 19, 2015, 3:55 PM

    Are you tired of boring chess? Had your fill of “positional rubbish”? GM Simon Williams would like to introduce you to what he calls the Delayed Wing Gambit against Black’s Sicilian Defense. Has GM Williams...

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  • Odd pairings, odd game: Seattle Chess Classic Round 1's Thumbnail

    Odd pairings, odd game: Seattle Chess Classic Round 1

    Joseph_Truelson Sep 4, 2017, 6:22 PM

    [Everyone that played in the Seattle Chess Classic is looking at the camera. But where is Joseph? He's the one everyone is starting at. As you can see, some people are happy about this, and others are not. Still,...

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    Just winging it

    GM smurfo Jul 11, 2017, 10:46 AM

    These days, the extent of my chess career seems to be the odd blitz game on the net during my lunch break. It's more virtual escapism than serious training of course, but I get to try out some fun openings. One...

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    Blitz Chess #387: Sicilian Defense, Wing Gambit

    NM ChessNetwork Mar 30, 2017, 12:13 AM

    White plays the Wing Gambit in reply to the Sicilian Defense. Its point, as is the case with nearly all gambits, is to open lines and accentuate one's development. If one is not familiar with an open game that quickly...

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