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... setup, but less logical, would be Nc6-e6-Nge7. This setup works against most closed systems, but here it seems not to interfere at all with white’s plans. Nevertheless, it is possible. Model Games: Our ...
22. ChessBase Magazine #175 - Review
(Articles/Reviews )
... the Olympiad ahead of their rivals, Ukraine and Russia in a field of 170 nations. For those of us who watched the games, the Olympiad itself was a celebration of chess as never seen before. This issue ...
23. 5 Ways to Improve Your Positional Play
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... given by the pawn structure. Learn to “read” it and you won’t have to waste a lot of time anymore in order to find the correct plan. Studying the most important types of pawn structures and seeing games ...
24. 10 Greatest Endgame Plays
Endgame is one of the most important and at the same time complicated parts of chess. It appears simpler than the Middlegame or the opening, but it is very misleading. Every tiny mistake maybe decisive ...
25. 3 Best Games of the Week - 47
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We are going to continue this edition of the three best games with another two rapid games played in the World Championship few weeks ago. Even if they were played in shorter time control, the technique ...
26. 10 Ways to Improve Your Openings
...  This can lead to a big waste of time after the opening and even to the selection of a wrong plan. Make a database with the games played in the critical positions and choose some model ones that you study ...
27. 10 Ways to Improve Your Chess
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... are found day by day in our games and knowing how to exploit these elements is what separates us from reaching the master level. 3. Endgame Play Here everyone has their own thoughts on the importance ...
28. 10 Reasons Why It Rocks to be a Chess Player
(Articles/Training Techniques)
...  2. Great ability to remember things easily Chess trains your memory, whether we talk about learning openings, endgames or just basic motifs. Any chess aficionado, no matter his level, is able to remember ...
29. 7 Best Games on Vienna Game
... be often seen in Grandmasters' games.  Black has strong counter-chances with d7-d5 push. This is a good opening for those who prefers to stay away from popular lines. It is easy to go wrong in this ...
30. 10 Ways to Improve Your Calculation Skills
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... this is irrelevant; try to solve it anyway! The studies will expand your imagination to another dimension which can be applied in your games. Highly recommended practice. 3. Candidate Moves One big ...
... this and never became titled players. They’ve had many tragic games and have failed to achieve good results in the key games. This, in my opinion, has to do with the psychological part of the game and ...
32. How to Unlock Your Grandmaster Mind
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... thousands of books with games collection that can help us through the process of understanding how to think like a Grandmaster. By playing through the moves of their games and annotations we can learn ...
33. 10 Habits of a Chess Master
(Articles/General Information)
... engine ON while following a game Do not! This is the bad part of following games online. Very often chess masters are too lazy to think or too desperate to find out what’s going on that they can’t resist ...
34. 7 Reasons Why Magnus Carlsen is World Champion
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... He has played many instructive games, both from a positional and a tactical point of view. This ability to juggle with both types of play makes him a very difficult to face opponent. 1. Complete Chess ...
35. The Decisive Battle - World Championship 2016
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Magnus Carlsen confirmed his position as the world champion with a successful defense of his title last November against Sergei Karjakin. After 12 games the score remained level and it was the mini match ...
36. 5 Proven Ways to Improve at Chess
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... that need to be worked in order to get better. It can also be very helpful to learn and practice openings as well as to analyze your own games. 2.Solving exercises This is perhaps the most effective ...
37. Big question: 1.e4 or 1.d4?
... and Grunfeld the exchanges are not easily achieved. The tension lasts longer and, therefore, the games are usually longer. Another upside of playing 1.d4 is that white depends less on theory and mistakes ...
... find something about the opening play in the Match. Maybe, that is where Karjakin could have done better. As it turned out, we found as many as 10 open games (e4 e5) annotated by Viktor Mikhalevski. However, ...
... positions at how, that he has won many of his games due to home preparation. Here are the top 10 openings Kasparov plays. White Repertoire: 1. Sicilian Defense: Accelerated Dragon - Maroczy Bind 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nd4 g6 5. c4 ...
40. 5 Tips for Improving Your Chess
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... weak, but in fact, they lose games because thinking process is incorrect. This is one of the cases when looking in the mirror is not an option.  The most effective approach is showing some of the ...
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