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chessmentor
chessmentor
Località: Boulder, CO, United States
Registrato: 08/05/07
Ultima connessione: 23/08/12
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  • The 10 Most Important Moments in Chess History

    There is arguably no other game with the timeless staying power and global reach of chess. Unlike most of the other games and sports played today by millions around the world, chess has a history that spans millennia. While chess has change... | Leggi tutto

  • The Universal Opening Trap

    The majority of chess players like opening traps. I believe the main appeal of setting a trap is not the chance to win the game instantly.  What really makes an opening trap attractive for chess players of all levels is the thrill of a hunt... | Leggi tutto

  • The Positional Rook Lift

    Last week, we examined the rook lift as an attacking tool. Of course, a rook is not only an attacking piece -- it can be mobilized for positional reasons as well. In this article, we will analyze several instances in which the rook lift serves a... | Leggi tutto

  • Clash of Champions: Alekhine vs Capablanca

    As we move further from the misty past and closer to modernity in our exploration of the endgames of world championship matches, we come to the battle between the incumbent champion, Jose Raul Capablanca, and the challenger, Alexander Alekhine. ... | Leggi tutto

  • Riding The Winds Of Fashion, Part 3

    Warning! This is a fairly advanced article. I try to write for players of all ratings, so sometimes I explore basic stuff, and other times I bow to the 1800-and-above crowd. Though the opening in question is too advanced for beginners, I hope that... | Leggi tutto


    • Endgame Study

      CHAPTER 1: PAWN ENDGAMES -Pawn Endings-Beginner to Expert (rating range 600-2000, avg=1279 ) [Total=117, in progress] -Pawn Play in the Endgame (rating range 1000-1800, avg=1520) [Total=20, completed] CHAPTER 2: KNIGHT VS. PAWN CHAPTER 3: K... | Leggi tutto

      • himitsu2000
      • | 13/lug/2014
      • | 159 visualizzazioni
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    • Training this week

      This week, and the coming weeks, Endgames! Articles! To start, I continued to go through the 1600-1800 chapter in Silman's Endgame Course book. More rook endings, and Triangulation. This was the first chapter which featured, as Silman put it, a "... | Leggi tutto

      • jminkler
      • | 10/feb/2014
      • | 309 visualizzazioni
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    • Games From My Childhood, Part One: The Block-Letter Games

      So I'm sitting around, enjoying my freedom from the stresses of school, and I found my old notation book, from my pre-2002 years (2002 being the year of my scholastic tournaments and also the last year I was serious about chess until my Reed reviv... | Leggi tutto

      • Pligrim
      • | 19/dic/2013
      • | 359 visualizzazioni
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    • Strenghtening your weakest leg in chess

      Learning chess is quite a journey. If you have a bit of a talent, you will progress quickly in the beginning. But what next, since the topic is so vast and the amount of material so intimidating? First bruises Well, your tournament games can be ... | Leggi tutto

      • eigentor
      • | 04/dic/2013
      • | 475 visualizzazioni
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    • New 3D Boards & So Much More!

      Greetings, chess-lovers!Well... It's been a while since we made any major (well, obvious) enhancements to your favorite chess site, but today's updates make the wait worthwhile! There is SO much great new stuff to see today! Let's jump right ... | Leggi tutto

      • webmaster
      • | 19/ott/2013
      • | 19100 visualizzazioni
      • | 103 commenti