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Chess Openings: A Crash Course From the World Amateur Team Print E-mail
By US Chess Scoop   
February 23, 2012
Jason Smiles asks participants at the 2012 World Amateur Team Championship and US Amateur Team East in Parsippany, New Jersey about their favorite openings. Features GM Alejandro Ramirez (who will be playing in the US Chess Championship for the first time this year), IM Greg Shahade, NM Laura Ross, IM David Vigorito (who has written many chess opening books and has a new book on the Dragon), NM Andrew Wang, Emily Tallo and more.  

Also see Jason Smiles piece last year from the World Amateur Team  and see Al Lawrence's wrap-up report,“Forking with Tebow’s Knights” Avoids Mate to Win USATE. Greg Shahade recently wrote a piece for CLO on chess opening books --look for his installment on creating an opening repertoire in the next week. 

November - Chess Life Online 2012

A Parent’s Reflections: Prelude to the K-12 Khachiyan Wins American Open The Scoop on the National Chess Congress World #1 Magnus Carlsen visits the Bay Area Urgent Info for USCF Directors & FIDE Events Results are In From Thanksgiving Weekend Philly & Seattle Fight for US Chess League Championship Women's World Champs Final: Stefanova vs. Ushenina Dancing Around Chess at the Philadelphia Art Museum Chirila Wins UTD Invitational Sevillano Wins First East Bay OpenMedals in Maribor: A Coach's Perspective Check Out the New USCFSales.com Four Medals for USA: Troff & Sevian Earn GoldWorld Women's Champs Down to Eight US Chess League Quarterfinals: Highlights on the Board Elena Donaldson Akhmilovskaya, 1957-2012Chess Federation President Meets Vladimir PoznerGM Ramirez on Maribor: Clutch Preparation Irina Krush on Winning Streak at Women's World ChampsUpdated USCF Scholastic Regulations Sevian Leads in Slovenia as Team USA Marches on Krush & Zatonskih Advance in Women's World Champs Kaidanov & Vojinovic Top King's Island Open USCF Accepting SuperNationals Bookstore Bids US Chess League: Playoff Time! USCF Invitational Requirements Updated GM Ramirez on the World Youth: Arriving in Maribor Before the Storm: NYC Rapid Chess Challenge The Post on Lessons from Brooklyn Castle World Youth Begins in Slovenia Sevillano Takes Clear First in Auburn Open USCF Dues Promo: Buy Two Years of Premium, Get Third Free Hundreds face off in Pleasanton for G/30 and G/60 ChampsBrooklyn in Da House: Ashley Plays Blitz [VIDEO] Pairings Set for Women's World Champs International Game Day at Denton Library Notice to Premium Members: November Chess Life