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Yury Markushin
07.14.2024
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Openings. Tactics. Positional Chess. These are all important things, so much so that many young talents and veteran grandmasters spend all of their time studying them. Hours are spent on puzzles, opening courses, and studying master games. And yet, the majority of losses at every level happen not because of preparation, but due to bad use of psychology. So how can you improve your psychology and get even better at chess?

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Benko Gambit for Black
Yury Markushin
06.14.2024
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Tired of positional play? Looking for an active opening, no one is really prepared for? IM Marcin Sieciechowicz's top pick... the Benko Gambit.
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Calculation for Tournament Players
Yury Markushin
06.14.2024
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IM Marcin Sieciechowicz reveals his 5-elements of calculation strategy that will help you find those hidden moves in your positions.
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Grand Prix Attack for White
Yury Markushin
05.21.2024
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Enter the Grand Prix Attack. A lot of 1.e4 players hate to see 1…c5 over the board. It’s a beast of an opening: complex, tricky, and you really need to stay sharp with both theory and practice.
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5 Types of Chess Players Which Are Impossible to Improve
Yury Markushin
11.13.2015
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Every chess player wants to improve their game. There are some players, for which improving is extremely difficult. And we’re not talking about those players who hit their rating ceiling, plateaued or physically (or should I say theoretically) are not capable of playing better chess. No, these players cannot improve for completely different reasons. Curious? Read on.
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10 Steps to Reach 1800 Elo in Chess
Prasanna Kumar
07.21.2023
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Ratings serve as significant indicators of personal and professional success for chess players. Ranging from 1000 to 2800+, the ultimate goal for many enthusiasts is to achieve an 1800 Elo rating. Surpassing this milestone places a player statistically better than 95% of all others. The pursuit of 1800 Elo is indeed an attainable ambition for any dedicated chess player armed with the right training and strategic approach.
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5 Steps to Calculating Like a Grandmaster
Yury Markushin
10.12.2015
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All chess players know that grandmasters can calculate many moves ahead, evaluate the position, and deliver the final blow. How do they do that? Is there a way an ordinary chess player can learn to calculate many moves ahead like masters do? In this article, we will answer those questions and show you a simple schematic that will tremendously help at calculating moves.
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