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tournament mistakes
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.03.2020
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
For most chess players a tournament is a chance to show what they’ve learned and proved those hours spent in training. However, competitions don’t always go as planned and this usually depends on many factors, some of which will have absolutely nothing to do with chess. It could, of course, also be that your training hasn’t been consistent or focused on improving your chess weaknesses and this can all be identified after a thorough analysis of your own games. But besides adjusting your training plan, what else could you do to enhance your tournament performance? From my experience as a chess player and a trainer, there are a few things that can affect your play.
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tactics and strategy
Yury Markushin
03.23.2020
Yury Markushin
Are you 1200-1700 rated Club Player who wants to smoothly transition from opening to the middlegame and if necessary the endgame... ultimately winning your game? GM Marian Petrov is covering some of the most important [yet often missed at the club level] aspects of chess and making sure you get every advantage your deserve in your games whether you're in opening/middlegame/endgame phase!
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beginner to competitive
Yury Markushin
02.24.2020
Yury Markushin
This is a true beginner's course which will take you from just 'knowing the rules of the game' to a competitive player which can hold his ground against more experienced opponents. This course is also perfect for those who have been playing for a while, but haven't really studied chess and want to get a clear understanding of some of the basic strategy elements and tactical patterns.
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complex middlegames tcw academy
Yury Markushin
02.12.2020
Yury Markushin
Today we are going to study a very interesting and important topic, how to win in opposite side castling positions. And one of the best chess players to learn from is indeed... Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (MVL). Maxime is one of the most aggressive of the super-GMs. With the peak Elo of 2819, he definitely knows a thing or two about attacking in the middlegames.
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Training Tips
3 Chess Training Habits That Hold You Back
Yury Markushin
01.23.2015
Yury Markushin
In this article, we will discuss some of the very common training habits that a lot of chess players have without even realizing it. It seems like they do everything correctly study GM games, solve tactics, etc. But somehow that is not effective and their chess does not improve. Today we will look at the “why” part.
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3 Problems Most Chess Players face just Starting Out
Yury Markushin
03.20.2015
Yury Markushin
In this article we will focus on the most common problems that many chess players are facing when they start their chess journey. We won’t be focusing on the complete beginners who just learned how chess pieces move. But rather we will talk about what problems many improving players have. Let’s tackle them one-by-one.
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3 Things That Most Players Think They Should Do to Improve at Chess (and What They Really Should Do)
Yury Markushin
04.01.2015
Yury Markushin
Many amateur chess players have certain stereotypes about chess training that are pretty difficult to break. They believe in it very strongly and not willing to change their vision. That is one of the key reasons why they have such a hard time improving their game. Today we will discuss these things in detail.
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