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FM Zaur Tekeyev
11.29.2021
FM Zaur Tekeyev
The third game of the match finished in a seemingly uneventful draw, but actually, the day brought a lot of interesting things to discuss. First of all, both of Nepomniachtchi’s central pawns happened to move forward on the first move. The guest of honor probably wanted Ian to start with 1.d4, but he brought the pawn back and started with 1.e4 instead.
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benoni defence
Yury Markushin
11.09.2021
Yury Markushin
Tired of White getting a stable advantage after 1.d4? GM Marian Petrov recommends playing Benoni Defense, as an unorthodox weapon against 1.d4 players.
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play reti opening
Yury Markushin
11.09.2021
Yury Markushin
Hate theory? Love dynamic play? If so, GM Marian Petrov has a great opening choice for you. Play the Reti Opening.
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slav defense exchange variation tcw academy
Yury Markushin
10.04.2021
Yury Markushin
Dutch GM Sipke Ernst will teach you how to win with the Exchange Slav. Many chess players tend to underestimate the Exchange version of Slav. They believe, quite incorrectly, that Exchange Slav is very drawish and has no winning ambitions whatsoever.
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10 Tips for Becoming a More Productive Chess Player
Yury Markushin
01.14.2015
Yury Markushin
Many chess players complain that they don’t have enough time to work on chess and play chess because of their other responsibilities such as school, work, family, relationship and so on. In fact, the time constraint is the number one factor that prevents most adult players from improving their game. Is it possible to work on chess more efficiently and to get the results you want by spending less time? If you want to know how this article is for you.
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5 Training Tips to Skyrocket Your Chess
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The daily chess training is something every ambitious player should take seriously. No matter what your rating is, if your goal is to become a better player within a short period of time you must train regularly and actively. This is, of course, an obvious observation, the question is how? What exactly should you be doing in order to achieve your goal?
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10 Chess Patterns Every Player Should Know
Yury Markushin
10.31.2016
Yury Markushin
We always hear strong players talking about the importance of recognizing chess patterns. What do they mean by that? What are these magical chess patterns we need to know and recognize? If you’re confused don’t worry, after reading this article you won’t be. You will understand exactly what chess patterns are and will learn 10 very important chess patters that every chess player should know.
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