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5 things every chess player should start doing
Yury Markushin
09.15.2017
Yury Markushin
Over 99% of chess players play way under their maximum performance rating. Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply flip a switch and your chess performance goes up? Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that, otherwise, everyone would’ve been a Grandmaster already. Don’t get upset though, because there are some things that I cover that act exactly as that magic switch. You won’t become a grandmaster or even a master overnight, but if you implement even some of the advice given here you will notice you start making progress [especially if you are stuck and not improving].
Training Tips
Formulating Winning Plan: 4 Steps to Follow
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.11.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
An important notion that one comes across when starts studying chess is planning. As in everyday life, you need to know what you are going to do on the chessboard. Not only this, but you should try to find the best idea in accordance to your position.
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5 Things for Becoming a Better Chess Player without a Coach
NM Viktor Neustroev
07.08.2017
NM Viktor Neustroev
It’s hard to imagine that it's possible to become a master without a coach. But before I share a few tips and ideas how to work on chess by yourself, I should definitely say that if you have an option to hire a coach, you should do this. Working together with a good coach will benefit you the most. A good coach can help you to improve certain aspects of your play which you can hardly spot by yourself. However, in this article, I want to tell you how to train most effectively on your own.
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5 Most Useful Chess Skills You Can Learn in 5 Days
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
08.07.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
In order to improve at chess every player must work hard and invest some daily time and effort. There are many things you can work on, from openings to endgame, tactics and the middlegame. However, there are  few basic skills one must develop and constantly train. The consistency of training is perhaps one of the single most important things a chess player can do in order to be successful. Similarly to exercising in a gym, working on your game is a process. The improvement will be gradual, but definite if you keep applying yourself. Here are the 5 most useful chess skills you can learn in just 5 days!

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Opening Tips
Solid Weapon for White: The Torre Attack Against the Indian Defenses
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
09.14.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
There are many solid ways to play 1.d4, nowadays the most popular being the London System (2.Bf4) partially thanks to the efforts of Gata Kamsky and his excellent results in this line. However, there is another sideline which is an excellent weapon to fight against the tactical King’s Indian/Grunfeld players, the so-called Torre Attack.
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The Rauzer Pawn Structure: From Botvinnik to Magnus Carlsen
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
11.30.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
There is nothing we could say now that hasn't been said before about the Sicilian Defense. It is one of the greatest options for black against 1.e4. It has been played by every world champion and was the favorite of the greatest geniuses like Fischer, Tal, Kasparov and many others. Studying the games in the Sicilian Defense is much more than learning the latest opening theory; it is about learning chess in general.
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3 Most Common Opening Mistakes to Avoid
Yury Markushin
02.24.2016
Yury Markushin
Every chess player knows how important the opening preparation is. A good opening knowledge can give you an advantage necessary to get a comfortable Middlegame as white or help to equalize as black. In today’s article we will talk about 3 most common opening preparation mistakes that you must avoid at all costs. Let’s get started.
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