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stalemate
FM Zaur Tekeyev
11.26.2020
FM Zaur Tekeyev
Stalemate is probably the most dramatic way of making a draw in a chess game. It is a common situation when a beginner tries to checkmate with lots of pieces against a lonely king, and then suddenly… stalemate and tears. But actually, this topic is much deeper than that. In this article, we will start with more basic stuff, and next, go to more advanced positions to see how wonderful a stalemate can be.
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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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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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How to Work on Chess with Computers: 5 Simple Steps
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
06.29.2018
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The importance of computers in modern chess is undeniable, but how important is it to you if you are in the 1900-2300 ELO range? I often get this kind of question from students who are quite addicted to the engine’s evaluation in almost every position. In this article, I will reveal my thoughts on working with computers and hopefully it will serve those seeking to make themselves better players.
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Chess Training According to GM Alex Colovic
GM Alex Colovic
05.18.2018
GM Alex Colovic
A game of chess is a complex affair. It starts long before the first move has been played. It starts at home. For chess, the wise words of Benjamin Franklin, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” are applicable to the fullest. But how do you prepare? For now we will leave the psychological aspect out (and for those needing a shortcut here’s another famous quote, this time from Bobby Fischer: “All things being equal, confidence wins games.”) and we shall concentrate on the more technical aspects of training concerning the three main phases of the game – the opening, the middlegame, and the endgame.
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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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