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1. 7 Best Games by Richard Reti
(Articles/General Information)
Richard Reti was one of the top players in the world from 1910s to 1920s. Reti was a classical combinative player. His favorite opening was King’s Gambit. He beat many strong players including Jose Raul ...
ChessPublishing.com is a well-known site devoted to opening theory. This column deals with updates on recent developments from the site. Focus would be both on topical variations and rare lines ...
...  There is nothing theoretically special about this quiet system, but if you’re looking for a weapon easy to learn to get out of the opening with a clear plan for the middle game then we think this line ...
4. Starting an Attack: 5 Things to Know
(Articles/General Information)
... of course, but we are considering the case when your opponent is respecting the opening principles and develops correctly. Most of the times, getting creative when under-developed fires back. 2. Pieces ...
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 ...
6. 3 Best Games of the Week - 48
(Annotated Games/Opening Theory)
... a new idea at move 8 that seemed to work out very well for him in the end. However, he did not win out of the opening, of course. Black made a slightly inaccurate decision to give up the bishop pair in ...
We are always on the look to learn new opening ideas to surprise our opponents in the future. It doesn’t really matter whether it is an opening that we play or not; we see someone playing something and ...
8. ChessBase Magazine #175 - Review
(Articles/Reviews )
... of Tal memorial 2016. Readers still looking for it would find it here along with all the games. This brings me to other sections of the Magazine. There are 12 opening surveys ranging from the Alekhine ...
9. 5 Ways to Improve Your Positional Play
(Articles/Training Techniques)
Chess players are constantly on the look for new “recipes” in their quest of getting better at chess. Some players think that they should give a lot of importance to the opening, others to tactics and ...
10. 10 Greatest Endgame Plays
(Articles/Endgame)
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 ...
11. 3 Best Games of the Week - 47
(Annotated Games/Opening Theory)
... of the Queen’s Gambit Declined was played and the position after the opening was over was rather equal. After a small inaccuracy, white was left with an isolated pawn in a position with few pieces on the ...
12. 10 Ways to Improve Your Openings
(Articles/Openings)
... – opening, middlegame and endgame. Although some might prefer the study of one over the other, they are equally important and the lack of knowledge in one will surely make you suffer at some point of ...
13. 10 Ways to Improve Your Chess
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... of the studying endgame. A common approach is “why study so much endgame, if you need to make it out of the opening and middlegame first”? We don’t share this vision, although it is a valid point. Some ...
14. 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 ...
15. 7 Best Games on Vienna Game
(Articles/Openings)
Vienna Game was developed at the end of 19th century. The main idea of this opening is to defend the e4 pawn and the d5 square, launching an attack with quick f2-f4. Vienna is a rare opening, and cannot ...
... results. This does not mean that you need to play a closed opening if you are 1.e4 player. For example, a Spanish with d3 certainly avoids the Marshall attack and against the Sicilians not every day is ...
17. How to Unlock Your Grandmaster Mind
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... work on the game. However, it is not enough to learn openings and understand the main concepts of positional chess. There is something called wisdom, that helps the Grandmaster to make the right decisions ...
18. 10 Habits of a Chess Master
(Articles/General Information)
... sit and read it or play through the games is a complete different story! 6. Obsession with openings Too focused on the opening phase. Not having a clear plan or path to follow. One day Caruana wins ...
19. 7 Reasons Why Magnus Carlsen is World Champion
(Articles/General Information)
... analyze different types of positions, from openings to endgame. 4. Impressive physical resistance This is probably related to his preference for squeezing and converting small advantages in long games. ...
20. 5 Proven Ways to Improve at Chess
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... 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 ...
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