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passed pawns middlegame
FM Zaur Tekeyev
10.28.2020
FM Zaur Tekeyev
It is not a secret that passed pawns are one of the most powerful weapons on the board. A passed pawn can promote into a queen and this is something that happens in endgames more than often. But in middlegames, things are usually a bit different. When there are many inhabitants on the board the road for the pawn is not sweet and full of roses at all. Pawns rarely promote in middlegames; a more seen scenario is that it gets blocked or surrounded by enemies.
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Outposts-with-IM-Milovan-Ratkovic-TCW Academy
Yury Markushin
10.20.2020
Yury Markushin
If you are looking to take your positional understanding to the next level, the TCW Academy course on the Outposts is a definite must-take! IM Milovan Ratkovic starts out with the basics and quickly deep dives into the mechanics of the outpost play.
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minor piece mastery
Daniel Noon
09.27.2020
Daniel Noon
Do you struggle in middlegame/endgame play? Have you ever wished you could convert your advantages more seamlessly in your games? If so, have you considered engaging in the middlegame and minor-piece endgame study? We at TheChessWorld.com want to introduce you to Minor Piece Mastery. This 3-hour course will show you how to recognize good and bad minor pieces, when to trade, and how to convert the advantage in seemingly equal positions!
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minority attack
Daniel Noon
08.18.2020
Daniel Noon
Have you ever found yourself in middlegame positions with no idea of what to do next? Are you tired of having to play dull, boring games with way too many piece trades? If so, TCW Academy introduces an exciting new course on the Minority Attack with FM Zaur Tekeyev. This course will push you to force pleasant positions for yourself while simultaneously developing weaknesses for your opponent.
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10 Underrated Reasons to Study Chess Tactics
Daniel Noon
08.07.2020
Daniel Noon
BEWARE: this may change the entire trajectory of your chess career! When you think about studying chess tactics—also known as chess puzzles—you may imagine a set of moves that transform some initial losing/neutral position to a significantly more winning one. Though that is true, the reasons you should study them are not only to help you find those winning combinations of moves. In fact, thinking solely in that way will ruin your chess improvement and strategic thought by making you more prone to find “cheap tricks” to win.
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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Training
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.31.2018
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Many club players feel that after a long time of studying chess they don’t see enough progress in their chess. This brings a feeling of depression and it sometimes leads to quitting the usual training plan or the idea of making progress in chess. However, thinking that you are not good enough or that you are not going to make it and deciding to settle for club play only is not the answer. You should review your training schedule, look for any mistakes you are making or just keep training harder; the results will most certainly show.
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3 Tips for Chess Tournament Preparation
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.13.2020
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Chess training is different for everybody. Everybody wants to get better, but the goal of a training schedule is not the same for everybody. There is no universal recipe for success; each player has to create their own training program based on their weaknesses. Some players need to improve their positional skills, others their calculation. Some may need to work on their openings, while others should study and get better at the endgame phase.
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