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21. Pawn Structures and Attacks
(Articles/Middle Game)
... be followed as unbreakable rules. It should only be used as guidance when finding a plan and selecting candidate moves. There are many exceptions in which totally the opposite happens, mostly due to more ...
... side defense" in Rook endgames. Everything was crystal clear. But when he set up a position and altered  the move order a bit I was totally lost. The position did not look anything like what he demonstrated ...
23. Top 10 Chess Habits to Drop Today
(Articles/General Information)
... improve faster than the others. Some players will take a little longer to get stronger. That's totally normal. This concept is similar to the traditional weight training. Some athletes tend to grow muscles ...
24. The Stonewall Pawn Structure
(Articles/Openings)
... – Carlsen played in the Grenke Chess Classic last year Carlsen totally surprised his opponent with his opening choice and obtained a very comfortable position quickly. In conclusion, the Stonewall ...
25. 6 Golden Rules of Chess
(Articles/General Information)
... as common sense, all others totally ignore it. Indeed it is important to play attacking chess. Since the main objective of the game is to checkmate your opponent, it is much easier to achieve that goal ...
26. 3 Best Games of The Week - 24
(Annotated Games/Opening Theory)
... totally crazy position is something remarkable. Game 2 Lenderman is one of the most promising players from US. His opening choices and his games in general are always interesting to follow. Here ...
27. Power Moves: The Pawns
(Articles/Middle Game)
... Carlsen – Li Chao, Qatar 2015 The position is a total chaos, a complete mess. Both kings are exposed and if black manages to play his pawn to a3 he will be mating the white king in no time. On the ...
Winning what is already won is one of the key elements to consolidate certain strength at chess. How many times have you heard chess players go out of a game saying “I was totally winning.. and I drew/lost” ...
... that white is missing is that after black plays 1…d5 and 2…Bxh3 white king’s side will be totally ruined, making it pointless to castle. White can indeed play 2…g3, protecting the knight with f1-bishop ...
... some dubious play in the opening from my side, we got to this position: After just 25 moves, white has obtained a large space advantage. Black is totally cramped and without any chance for counterplay. ...
... offensive) this plan is totally advisable. Against more direct threats from white instead, we advise you to pay more attention to the next two plans. Example 2: Samisch Maneuver Here we ...
... focused for very long periods of time. You need to learn making the best moves, even when you're tired or totally exhausted. Only then you can win games against stronger competition and be on your way ...
... this game was played, and since then it has been on my memory. At that time Eljanov was not yet over 2700 but he was already very strong with a rating close to 2600. The position is totally different from ...
34. 5 Steps to Succeed at Chess
(Articles/Training Techniques)
Many chess players are totally unclear about how to improve at chess. They think that there is some sort of secret formula that allows others to excel at chess picking up 100s of elo points in no time. ...
... out" before the game even begins and become totally reluctant during the game. They focus all their attention on worrying about the outcome of the game, rather than focusing on the game itself. This approach ...
...  That is totally normal, and there is nothing to worry about. The difference between titled players and the amateurs is that the first group is capable to stay in the game under strong pressure and save ...
... is a totally different thing. The king in the center, as an element, is not a static factor. It is something that, in most games, is only a temporary problem. For example: our opponent might have been ...
38. 7 Most Important Middlegame Principles
(Articles/Middle Game)
... in most positions.  Only if position is totally locked up the two knights may be stronger than a bishop pair. Avoid giving up one of your bishops in the opening or early middle-game just to create ...
... Monday, or  January 1st. 2. Have a winning mindset, and total self-believe. 3. Commit to the training. That is a very thing that separates the winners from “want-to-bees”. Ready to begin your ...
... is entirely up to you. If I tell you right now that you need to study for 6 hours per day and you will follow my advice and totally collapse after first 2 hours of training, the remaining 4 hours will ...
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