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ICC OPEN 2015 - Claim your Prize!
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Just ONE day, and the ICC Open starts!

The first qualifier starts Friday, May the 29th, at 2PM EDT! To find your local time, click here.

With a staggering $10,000 in prizes, the ICC Open is the biggest and most important online Blitz tournament of the year.

Will Super-GM Hikaru Nakamura defend his title? He won the first three editions, and we expect Hikaru to be there with all his power-chess to retain his title!

Click HERE for scheduling and details.

BREAKING NEWS!

This year you can participate even if you are NOT currently an ICC member!
Click HERE to register a free trial account, download our software and participate in this amazing event!

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Hikaru and Fabiano go to the Candidates

FIDE Grand Prix

The two Americans Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura get the ticket for the Candidates tournament, which will be held in 2016 to decide who is next Carlsen's challenger.
In the last round both the super-strong young players drew, securing the final result.

At the beginning, with Tomashevsky leading the overall Grand Prix standings, the situation was not clear, but of course the two American guys were the favorite, and it was predicted that they would win.

Nakamura drew the first 6 games, playing solid and mature chess, to then strike at the right moment, to take the lead jointly with Caruana.
Jakovenko surprised everyone, finishing first with the two overall winners.
Caruana had a bit of an up-and-down tournament, but he was decisive when needed.

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Gone Are The Days When You Can Single-Mindedly Follow An Abstract Plan And Win Games!

True, positional play and strategic understanding are still important. But...


If you do NOT have a SHARP EYE for tactics
If you do NOT have an EFFICIENT calculation technique
If you do NOT have CRYSTAL-CLEAR visualization skills

...You will continuously get outclassed by players who are strong in these departments.
You will LOSE to a tactical oversight after playing 40 good moves game after game after game.
You will NOT realize your FULL chess potential.

You only have two choices: adapt to this trend or be left out frustrated as your chess results rot away and your progress stalled.

So what is the improving chess amateur to do!?

Are you still with me? Have you decided to keep up with the trend and play DYNAMIC chess? Good! That goes to show that you really want to get better at chess. But now, we come to another cross-road... another branching point where you have to make a crucial choice.

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