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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 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 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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How to Play Against a Chess Master – A Practical Advice
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
09.22.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
If you are an active player you have probably already been paired against a much stronger opponent at least once in the tournaments you’ve played. It is clear that this will never be an easy encounter, but it is important that you know how to approach the game and how to set your mind for it. There are many players who feel discouraged when they see themselves in such a situation and they think that they will stand no chance against such a strong player.
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Antisicilian For White: Delaying The Alapin
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.18.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The Sicilian defense is always the top concern for every 1.e4 player. It's black's most popular response and probably the most dangerous for white. Lately, many top players are employing a common approach against the Sicilian: instead of seeking advantage in the complicated main lines, they are using more and more the sidelines, trying to get a psychological edge by surprising their opponents.
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Surprising Your Opponents in the King’s Indian
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.11.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
In this new age of chess where you need to keep an open mind towards the openings and be smart to sidestep your opponent's preparations, it is useful to be aware of every sideline in the most popular openings.
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Fighting Against the Caro Kann Defense  with 4.h4!?
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
08.21.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The Caro Kann Defense is well known for being a solid defense against white's 1.e4. For many years, it had a reputation of being a passive opening, suitable for a player who is happy playing for a draw. Nothing more distant from the truth!
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