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opening-reparation complete guide
FM Zaur Tekeyev
01.21.2022
FM Zaur Tekeyev
Want to master an opening preparation? Probably every chess player at some point starts wondering how the champions of different generations would play against each other if time-traveling existed. Would Jose Raul Capablanca or Alexander Alekhine be able to beat the current top players? What about Robert Fischer? People also wonder how a modern grandmaster would stand against Paul Morphy or Wilhelm Steinitz. All these hypothetical situations usually come down to discussing one of the most important changes that chess has ever experienced. Modern players have got an indisputable advantage – they prepare with chess engines!
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how to calculate like a grandmaster
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01.03.2022
Rony
Remember the Abaci you see in ancient Chinese movies? If only CALCULATING was that easy in chess. In fact, it is often far more complicated and subtle than we realize or want to admit. Yes, yes, this piece goes here, that piece goes there, then this piece goes here… I get it.
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planning your game like a world champion
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01.03.2022
Rony
They say chess is 99% tactics… But I have to disagree. Chess is 100% strategy. Think about it. From the very first move, you are trying to find a small gap… that little crevice inside your opponent’s rock-solid game.
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english opening
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12.09.2021
Rony
When two of the GOATs played an opening in a World Championship match 5 times, and… (Kasparov and Karpov played this opening in the 1984 WCC match.) The smartest chess bot plays this opening against another supercomputer for a win, you know that… The opening is worth it.
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How I became an International Master, and You Can Too
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
One of the most frequent questions I get from chess students and friends is “How did you become an International Chess Master?” Especially those who are starting often ask this question; as if there was a formula they could follow in order to do the same.
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5 Things That Every Chess Player Should Work On
Yury Markushin
10.23.2015
Yury Markushin
This article is primary dedicated for under 2200 chess players that want to improve their game (sorry those of you higher rated). Many players struggle and don't know where to start and how to improve. Today we will give you some specific pointers and outline the most important topics to work on. Ready to proceed?
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10 Reasons to Study Pawn Structures
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Back in the 18th century, the famous chess player Francois Andre Danican Philidor was underlying the importance of the pawns and “playing them well”, concluding that “pawns are the soul of chess”. In the coming years, more and more strategical concepts were put together and nowadays we have a whole set of guidelines that help us understand important positional ideas.
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