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10-reasons-club-players-study-kasparov
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05.14.2021
Rony
Kasparov wasn’t called the ‘Beast from Baku’ for nothing. He was indeed a “beast”! His style of playing was more like a herd of full-grown African buffaloes and zebras charging toward you… as Thanos said, dread it, run from and it still arrives. His style of chess was extremely powerful, and his opponents cowered even they pushed the first move on the board. They were lost even before the game started.
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ulf-anderssons-positional-chess
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05.06.2021
Rony
“For him, exchanges are often not the prelude to a quick draw but the signal that it is time for his opponent to start suffering.” – Dennis Monokroussos, chess author and Fide Master Wondering who they are talking about?
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Learn-to-Play-Like-Botvinnik
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05.06.2021
Rony
A feat equaled historically only by Emanuel Lasker and Wilhelm Steinitz—and that made him one of the GREATEST players of all time. Mikhail Botvinnik’s playing style was strategically forceful. He did not engage in a berserk piece sacrifice or any unsound tactical combination only to put pressure on his opponent. What he did instead was slowly outplayed him with a superior strategy until he cracked like an egg.
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richter veresov attack
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03.28.2021
Rony
When someone asks something like, “Hey, I just want to have some fun—and still win games. Which opening should I learn?”... The answer is usually to AVOID the great, old Sicilian or the totally unoriginal King’s Pawn, or any of the popular openings that you constantly hear about for that matter.
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3 Steps to Improve Your Chess Strategy
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Strategy and positional concepts are an important part of the chess game and improving our understanding of them can play a major role in the overall improvement of our level. Most of the time, the strategy is what makes the difference between a strong player and an amateur. If with other elements, such as tactics or endgames, the method of training is rather clear – solving puzzles or studying the theoretical positions, we are often asked what the way to train strategy is.
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5 Things for Becoming a Better Chess Player without a Coach
NM Viktor Neustroev
07.08.2017
NM Viktor Neustroev
It’s hard to imagine that it's possible to become a master without a coach. But before I share a few tips and ideas how to work on chess by yourself, I should definitely say that if you have an option to hire a coach, you should do this. Working together with a good coach will benefit you the most. A good coach can help you to improve certain aspects of your play which you can hardly spot by yourself. However, in this article, I want to tell you how to train most effectively on your own.
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5 Easy Steps to Prepare For Your Next Game
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Preparing for a game has become an important factor in today’s tournament practice. In times where the level of the average chess player has increased drastically, the pre-game preparation is considered a key step towards the desired outcome: the victory. Of course, times have changed and nowadays this task is more difficult every day.
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