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Bird opening is a standard flank opening which is characterized by the move 1.f4!  White’s main idea involves controlling the strategic e5 square. This offers great attacking possibilities, but slightly ...
... King’s Indian Attack and his games can be a great source to familiarize yourself with this opening. In this game we have a look at other possible continuations for black. See details below: We hope ...
3. ChessBase Magazine #175 - Review
(Articles/Reviews )
... 11.b3 Bb7 12.Nh4 0–0 13.0–0 Ne8 14.Bb2 Nc7 In this position White has tried both 15.Re1 and 15. Qd2!? The latter briefly mentioned by Stohl deserves greater attention. If Black tries to regain the gambit ...
4. 10 Greatest Endgame Plays
(Articles/Endgame)
... of the greatest masterpieces played by Alexander Alekhine, Jose Raul Capablanca Tigran Petrosian and few other greatest players.  Want to improve your game? Start with the endgame. Game 1: Game ...
5. 3 Best Games of the Week - 47
(Annotated Games/Opening Theory)
... of the top players is great nevertheless and they employ many interesting ideas that we can try to learn from them. Game 1: First, we are going to take a look at Vassily Ivanchuk’s win over World Champion ...
6. 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 ...
7. 10 Ways to Improve Your Calculation Skills
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... mistakes, it is great news. The visualization of positions and potential positions that are not on the board is important. Many mistakes occur because we forget where a piece was after we calculate 3-4 ...
... with great experience to ask for advice is very helpful. The main difficulty of this is the amount of time you invest on it. I’m talking about an average of 3 and a half hours a day minimum. I wouldn’t ...
9. 10 Habits of a Chess Master
(Articles/General Information)
... identified. Some habits are good; some are not that great, especially because most of these habits do not bring anything positive for your actual level of play. These are not methods of training, but simply ...
10. 7 Reasons Why Magnus Carlsen is World Champion
(Articles/General Information)
... and scoring great results against strong players right from an early age, Carlsen was a safe bet that he would be part of the elite chess one day. He achieved the title of Grandmaster at the age of 13 ...
11. 5 Proven Ways to Improve at Chess
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... swimming will transform you and you will see results in a short amount of time after doing it, it is not that simple with chess. There is one phrase by the great Viktor Korchnoi that can resume this: ...
12. Big question: 1.e4 or 1.d4?
(Articles/Openings)
... who you “should outplay” with your greater chess knowledge, so why enter in a calculation test where you can make a mistake? Second scenario: You’re the weaker player, facing a Grandmaster Here you ...
Garry Kasparov is considered to be the greatest chess player of all time. From 1986 to 2005 he was ranked world’s number 1 for 225 out of 228 months! Kasparov holds a record for winning 15 consecutive ...
14. 5 Tips for Improving Your Chess
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... it will make the greatest difference in your game. 2. Planning Your Time Most players don’t do any planning at all. They simply work on what they feel like and enjoy the results most players have. Being ...
15. 10 Best Games on Dutch Defense
(Articles/Openings)
Dutch defense is a great attacking opening choice where black prepares king's side attack from move one. In order to avoid complication in the center black usually locks it up early in the game. Dutch ...
... drawback of these moves is that neither a3 nor d2 are great squares for the b1 knight. On either square white would be miles away from the d5 square. And white chose a better option, he went straight with ...
17. Grandmaster Sacrifices the Queen
(Articles/Middle Game)
... that comes only once in a while and yet in most cases it takes great courage to play it. Remember that most of the times you have a safer option available, but the temptation of winning in such a spectacular ...
18. 5 Things Chess Players Should Focus on in 2017
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... in order to achieve an increase in elo by 100-200 points, you may need to start waking up early, solving 10 tactics problems a day and playing 1-2 competitive games per week.  Goals are a great help ...
19. Realizing the Space Advantage
(Articles/General Information)
...  Karpov, A – Diez del Corral, J Montilla 1976 Our last example is from a game played by one of the greatest players of all times, the former World Champion Anatoly Karpov. Again, we can see a typical ...
20. 3 Best Games from The World Championship Match 2016
(Annotated Games/Opening Theory)
... two) decided games, but most of the draws were hard fought and some with chances for both sides. Magnus Carlsen put a lot of pressure on Karjakin, but the Russian Grandmaster showed great defensive skills, ...
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