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1. 5 Most Beautiful Chess Combinations
(Articles/General Information)
... possible to learn and start applying those in your own games. If you combine this exercise with rigorous tactics drills you will soon start seeing a positive trend in your rating development.  Today ...
2. Starting an Attack: 5 Things to Know
(Articles/General Information)
... it happen. Force your opponent to weaken his castle’s pawn structure by provoking pawn moves. Once you have some targets of attack and your pieces are harmoniously cooperating, you can put the pawns in ...
3. 3 Easy Steps to Start Improving at Chess
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... the hardest part is behind. You may be thinking, what that has to do with my chess, and the fact that my rating isn’t growing? Well, let me tell you. The chances are you are not working on your ...
... but basically you need to achieve a rating performance of over 2450. So once you have performed over 2450 in three tournaments against the required opposition (titled, foreigners etc.) then you must raise ...
5. 7 Reasons Why Magnus Carlsen is World Champion
(Articles/General Information)
... qualified for the World Championship match against Viswhanathan Anand that he won 6,5 – 3,5. Since then he has managed to keep his crown and stay on top of the rating list, so how does he do it? He is ...
6. 5 Things Chess Players Should Focus on in 2017
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... rating by 100-200 points, achieving a norm or learning a new opening system, etc. Keep in mind that the short term goals are the stepping stones that are needed to achieve those long term goals. For example, ...
7. How to reach 1400 elo in 2 weeks?
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... and a library of chess books. The whole process usually took months if not years to complete. We believe that by teaching players correct ways of working on chess along with demonstrating important principles ...
8. 10 Reasons You’re Not 2000 Rated – Yet
(Articles/Training Techniques)
Many chess players want to cross magical 2000 elo mark, to have that “2” next to their name. 2000+ is a very respectable rating and will place you in top 3-5% of all rated chess players. With the right ...
... openings that help Calrsen stay on top of the rating list and keep the World Championship title. Magnus Carlsen’s Openings for White: 1. Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 ...
10. 7 Things to Do Before a Chess Game
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... thinking about the tournament standings, rating points and outcome of the game will only create anxiety and prevent you from focusing on important things. When you are in the game, you have many little ...
11. 10 Sickest Chess Combinations You've Never Seen
(Articles/General Information)
Combination is a sequence of moves, initiated by a forcing move or a sacrifice which leaves an opponent with limited number of options. Ability to find tactical combinations is something separating those ...
12. 7 Things About Chess Most Players Just Don’t Get
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... things may mean just the opposite. In the position below black can capture the queen. Many chess players would immediately take it and start celebrating their victory. However it’s not so simple. ...
13. 6 Ways Chess Masters Think Differently
(Articles/General Information)
... Constantly worrying about the outcome of the game drains energy. Staying calm and optimistic about the outcome allows concentrating on what really matters. Ready to start winning at chess? Click ...
14. Chess Thinking on Different Levels: 2200 to 2500
(Articles/General Information)
In our previous article we have talked about the differences in thinking from 1600 up to 2200 and have given you some advice on what to study in order to improve your rating. However, we are probably safe ...
15. 5 Reasons Chess Training is Not Working for You
(Articles/General Information)
... the book, and believed that doing so will tremendously improve his game. After one year they both gain a round number of rating points - O. What was their mistake? They were only working on a single ...
16. Chess Thinking on Different Levels: 1600 to 2200
(Articles/General Information)
... tactical vision, good memorization of the theoretical lines and so on. All this might sound discouraging for someone who wants to improve his play and rating, so how to do it? What is the difference between ...
17. 6 Most Common Chess Mistakes for Under 1400 Elo
(Articles/General Information)
... do they make those blunders, but also they blunder pretty often, if they are still belong to that rating category. The good news is it is something easy to fix. The bad news is that most U1400 players ...
18. 3 Lessons To Learn From Vladimir Kramnik
(Articles/General Information)
... very talented player with a rating over 2600. Once again Kramnik went for 1.Nf3 and soon the game transposed into one of the main lines of the Fianchetto variation of the Grunfeld defense. Ready to start ...
19. 3 Best Games of the Week - 37
(Annotated Games/Opening Theory)
... we believe it’s going to rise quite soon. At the moment his rating is ‘’only 2501’’ but his recent tournament performance shows that he is way stronger than this. He scored 8 / 10 with 6 wins and 4 draws ...
20. 15 Tips to Boost Your Rating Up to 2200
(Articles/General Information)
Training your chess should be an everyday task, ideally. It is easier said than done, but from amateurs to professionals the amount of time dedicated to actual training is always limited. Different aspects ...
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