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Prasanna Kumar
06.14.2024
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The opening stage of the game is the easiest phase of the game. Pieces are all in their pre-defined positions and we know what each piece should do in our opening of choice. However, we often get out of ‘book’ and have to rely on our knowledge. This is the tricky part as we cannot invest much time into thinking and working out the details as we need time for the middlegame and endgame as well. This is where we rely on tried and tested opening principles to get us to a playable position.

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Benko Gambit for Black
Yury Markushin
06.14.2024
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Tired of positional play? Looking for an active opening, no one is really prepared for? IM Marcin Sieciechowicz's top pick... the Benko Gambit.
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Calculation for Tournament Players
Yury Markushin
06.14.2024
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IM Marcin Sieciechowicz reveals his 5-elements of calculation strategy that will help you find those hidden moves in your positions.
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Grand Prix Attack for White
Yury Markushin
05.21.2024
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Enter the Grand Prix Attack. A lot of 1.e4 players hate to see 1…c5 over the board. It’s a beast of an opening: complex, tricky, and you really need to stay sharp with both theory and practice.
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Which Rook to Bring: The Brief Guide
The road to improvement and becoming a strong player is usually long and requires a lot of time and patience. If you are a club player who doesn’t fully dedicate to chess or you are just starting the long journey of improving yourself, we suggest that you focus on improving your chess understanding. As we have said before, we believe that investing a lot of time in learning long and complicated theoretical lines is not particularly useful at this point.
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5 Tips for Improving Your Defense
Being on the defensive side during a game is probably the most difficult tasks a chess player has to complete successfully. Everybody likes chess for a reason – some like to attack, others prefer strategy instead, but I’m sure that most of you will agree that defending is not one of them.
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Thinking in Chess: 7 Must-Know Tips
Yury Markushin
10.22.2021
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Thinking in Chess is something not very well covered in the chess literature. There are plenty of materials on the openings, tactics, and endgames. Yet, when it comes to something as fundamental as chess thinking there is a huge gap. In today’s article, I will cover the seven must-know tips when it comes to thinking in chess. This will put you one step closer to thinking like a Chess Master.
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