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Garry Kasparov Games
Yury Markushin
08.21.2017
Yury Markushin
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Garry Kasparov needs no introduction. He is arguably one of the greatest chess players in the history of the game. Kasparov announced his retirement immediately after winning the Linares 2005, ahead of Topalov, Anand, Leko and other players. Noone anticipated that after a decade of absence from rated chess he will start playing competitively again. Did he win? Or did he lose? Let's take it a step at a time and take a look at all the games Garry played.
Training Tips
The Ultimate Chess Training Guide [Worksheets Enclosed]
Yury Markushin
07.28.2017
Yury Markushin
Chess is a very complex game. Perfecting chess involves working on multiple areas of the game at the same time. Most club players focus just on a few elements from the training chart and thus experience a slow progress [or sometimes no progress at all]. One of the most common questions we receive is something like “what should I work on to get better at chess”? Of course, it is impossible to generalize for every single player, but the training chart gives a pretty good idea of what most chess players should focus on. Let's get started, and I promise after reading this in-depth analysis you will have a much better understanding of what needs to be done.
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How to Unlock Your Grandmaster Mind
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.23.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Understanding the game of chess is not something exclusive to the world top players. Chess can be understood by all chess fans and enthusiasts who are willing to learn new things about the game every day. In this article, we would like to explain to you how you can improve your level and get closer to the mind of a Grandmaster.
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How I became an International Master, and You Can Too
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.25.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
One of the most frequent questions I get from chess students and friends is “How did you become an International Master?” Especially those who are starting often ask this question; as if there was a formula they could follow in order to do the same.
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Opening Tips
The Scotch: A solid and reliable variation against 1…e5
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.02.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Opening theory is like clothes fashion. People play whatever is played the most, what the leading experts play whether they have an original feeling for it or not, like following the latest trend dictated by a fashion super model.  
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How to Study Openings to Beat Grandmasters?
Yury Markushin
05.29.2017
Yury Markushin
Finding a good opening is not an easy task. Many club players get confused with all the information available and not sure what to select. The things become especially tricky when it comes to playing with black pieces.  Should you play the Sicilian, Spanish or Caro-Kann? How should you study the openings and where do you get the information? Do you need dozens of books and chess courses to understand the opening well enough to be competitive?
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Fighting the Benoni: The Remarkable Nh5 Idea
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.15.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The Indo-Benoni is one of the few aggressive options black has against the move 1.d4. It is an audacious defense that seeks counterplay and dynamism from the very start of the game. Nowadays it has disappeared almost completely from the top level.
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