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4 best sacrifices played by fischer
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.02.2021
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Robert James Fischer, an icon of our sport, is perhaps one of the most studied chess players. He is famous for his universal playing style, excellent endgame technique, and his great contributions to chess in the form of chess writings, new ideas in a number of openings, and a new variant of chess, which is becoming more and more popular today, Fischer Random or 960 chess.
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destroying-castle
Yury Markushin
01.30.2021
Yury Markushin
“Castling is safe. Castle early while you still can.” Isn’t that what everyone says? Guess what – they are WRONG! Take a look at how Kasparov destroys Mephisto (the computer engine) and his castled king in this game in 1985...
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1.e4 Fianchetto System
Yury Markushin
12.26.2020
Yury Markushin
One of the most difficult challenges for those who play 1.e4 is what to do after 1…e5. White’s mainstream options require deep understanding and good memory, nevertheless, Black gets solid positions in all of them. Learning tons of modern theory becomes not only difficult but also not very effective. Then why should we go for that at all?
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Exchange like a Grandmaster with GM Sipke Ernst
Yury Markushin
11.01.2020
Yury Markushin
The Art of Exchanges is one of those under-the-radar 'super skills' that all the strong players possess, and the rest doesn't quite get. It is perhaps the most important, very underestimated SKILL in chess. Few players, other than IMs and GMs realize how powerful that skill really is. Needless to say, over 95% of club players do not put much thought when it comes to exchanging their pieces or pawns. If the exchange looks "fair" or "equal" why not swap a pair of bishops, trade the knight, or few pawns?
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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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One Hour Chess Challenge
Yury Markushin
09.13.2015
Yury Markushin
Most players complain that studying chess is hard and extremely time consuming. They say something among these lines: “I would study chess, but my life is too short for that, I have other responsibilities…” These players think that to study chess you need to give up everything else, and focus solely on the game.  
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5 Must-Do Things to Prepare for Your Next Tournament
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
08.13.2019
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
How to obtain your best form in order to perform well at your next tournament? We all know miracles and shortcut solutions do not really work in chess progress; as in any other activity, consistency is the key. However, for one reason or another, not everyone can keep up with regular training and very often, we are at a stage where our next tournament is approaching and the time we have to prepare for it is limited. What should we do then?
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