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world chess championship game 6
GM Marian Petrov
11.17.2018
GM Marian Petrov
Game 6 ended in a DRAW. Carlsen played 1.e4 - Petroff Defense and Fabiano equalized pretty easily. Next, the thriller began. Magnus was playing below his potential, underestimated few moves and got himself into serious trouble. Around move 60 he had to put all his creativity into play and build a fortress saving the day. Although, Fabiano still had winning chances as computer found MATE-IN-30 in one instance. This game proves that even draws can be VERY exciting. Tomorrow is the rest day, the action will resume on Sunday! - Ed.
Training Tips
5 Things We Should All Learn from Mark Dvoretsky
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.22.2018
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Known as one of the best coaches of our times, Mark Dvoretsky left us a valuable legacy to help chess players improve their training technique and take that much-awaited leap forward. His books are a great source of inspiration and help for every aspiring chess player. Mark Dvoretsky learned how to play chess before elementary school, but back then he was mostly interested in mathematics, so the game wasn’t given that much importance. He started to take chess seriously and began going to the district’s chess club and studying only when he was in the fifth grade.
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5 Rules for Mastering Chess Calculation
FM Yuriy Krykun
11.14.2017
FM Yuriy Krykun
In this article, I would like to share my thoughts on the topic that is, for sure, extremely important for every chess player. That is how to calculate variations. Unfortunately, this highly interesting and crucial topic had never been covered in a great detail. The only decent source I know is the book of a Soviet Grandmaster Alexander Kotov “How to became a grandmaster”. However, it is quite evident that since it was written half a century ago, some ideas are not relevant anymore, the main reasons are that 1. time controls have been decreased 2. computers have changed chess world drastically.
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10 Tips for Becoming a More Productive Chess Player
Yury Markushin
01.14.2015
Yury Markushin
Many chess players complain that they don’t have enough time to work on chess and play chess because of their other responsibilities such as school, work, family, relationship and so on. In fact, the time constraint is the number one factor that prevents most adult players from improving their game. Is it possible to work on chess more efficiently and to get the results you want by spending less time? If you want to know how this article is for you.
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Opening Tips
Learning New Opening in 4 Easy Steps: A Master’s Guide
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
07.27.2018
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Openings are important. Although it is common to hear well-experienced Grandmasters telling you that you should start by studying the endgame (as stated by Capablanca), this does not mean that you should put the opening aside. In modern chess, when even the low rated players have great access to information and top analysis by coaches and strong players, it is mandatory to have a decent opening knowledge in order to compete.
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7 Greatest Games on Scotch
Yury Markushin
06.16.2017
Yury Markushin
Scotch Game is a very interesting opening, especially for those club players' strength [meaning under 2200]. It is a pretty rare opening which may either be used a surprise or a weapon of choice. White challenges the black center right away and ends up with an aggressive looking position. Black has his own pluses, including the exposed white's queen in the center of the board and possibility of a rapid development. The games are typically theoretically tense, and those with better opening preparation tend to succeed. Let's take a look at some of the best classical games played on Scotch.
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Kamsky vs. the King’s Indian Defense – The London System
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
06.09.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The King’s Indian Defense is one of the most popular openings employed by Black against 1.d4. To a move with which white usually invites to a quiet and positional play, black responds with a set-up that most of the times lead to attacks against the white king. It is no secret that the King’s Indian Defense is normally employed by players who like to attack and are not afraid of complications. There are numerous ways and plans for White to respond to this opening and most of them require a lot of study and memorization.
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