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mastering rook endgames 3 pawns
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
09.18.2018
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
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Rook endgames are probably the type of endgames that are most seen in over the board games. They are complicated and require a lot of patience to learn, but we hope that these short articles will help you get a better idea of the defensive and active ideas you need to be aware of in specific positions. In this article, we are going to approach another common endgame, where one of the sides emerges with an extra passed pawn on the queenside, while the kingside structure is balanced.
Training Tips
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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5 Simple Tips That Will Skyrocket Your Chess
Yury Markushin
09.23.2015
Yury Markushin
Many chess players have trouble improving at chess. Even when they have the right resources and motivation to work on the game they make progress very slowly and cannot achieve their goals. In this article we will give you five very important tips that will take your chess training to the next level.
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Olympic Secrets For The Club Player
GM Alex Colovic
08.10.2018
GM Alex Colovic
I have been a member of my country’s Olympic team for more than a decade. In the last year, I was also involved “on the other side” as a coach of the women national team. These two roles gave me a unique perspective on the preparation a national team does before the most prestigious team event in the world. The chess-related preparation for an Olympiad consists of two parts: improving the opening repertoires of the players and improving their form just before the start of the event.
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Opening Tips
10 Best Games on Sicilian Defence
Yury Markushin
01.15.2016
Yury Markushin
Sicilian Defense is one of the most common openings that can be seen on all levels of chess competition. If you are the 1.e4 player the chances are very high that your opponent will reply 1…c5 and transpose into some variation of the Sicilian Defense. It is very important to know how to play this famous opening for both sides, for White as well as for Black. In this article we will explore some of the most famous game on Sicilian Defense.
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The London System: Part II
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
06.12.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The London System has always been a sideline, far from the latest hype when it comes to opening trends. However, this is not the case anymore, for in the past 2-3 years, maybe more, thanks to the efforts put by Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik and needless to say Gata Kamsky, the London has become just as dangerous and respectable as any other opening choice among the main lines of 1.d4 or 1.e4. Perhaps due to the so many analyzed lines, the world has found in the London the perfect opening to force your opponents to play by themselves, without the possibility of engine analysis or too relevant theoretical support.
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Queen’s Gambit: The Ragozin Defense
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
08.11.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The Ragozin Defense has become very popular nowadays against the move 1.d4. Given its flexibility in the move order, black can employ it in different move orders, depending on white’s starting move.
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