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Garry Kasparov Games
Yury Markushin
08.21.2017
Yury Markushin
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
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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Developing The Sense of Danger
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.24.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Creating a suitable working plan in order to improve our chess is never easy. It is very important to find the right material, but it is perhaps even more important to know what to work on. This can only be done by analyzing your own games and trying to find your weaknesses. You have to draw your own conclusions and decide what part of the game you have to work on.
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3 Things That Most Players Think They Should Do to Improve at Chess (and What They Really Should Do)
Yury Markushin
04.01.2015
Yury Markushin
Many amateur chess players have certain stereotypes about chess training that are pretty difficult to break. They believe in it very strongly and not willing to change their vision. That is one of the key reasons why they have such a hard time improving their game. Today we will discuss these things in detail.
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Opening Tips
The Maroczy Bind
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
11.11.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The Maroczy Bind refers to the pawn structure usually employed by white as a weapon against the Sicilian. Named after the Hungarian Grandmaster Gyza Maroczy, it has been considered for a long time as the most uncomfortable set-up against the Sicilian Defense.
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5 Best Chess Games on Bird’s Opening
Yury Markushin
02.17.2017
Yury Markushin
Bird opening is a standard flank opening which is characterized by the move 1.f4! White’s main idea involves controlling the strategic e5 square. This offers great attacking possibilities, but slightly weakens the king’s side. This opening move rank 6th by popularity. Bird opening is not something you will see very often on GM tournament, but nevertheless, it’s a good choice for many club players. Today we will see some of the most classical games on Bird’s Opening.
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Openings for White: Keeping an Edge Against the Modern 1…g6
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.18.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Nowadays, when the flow of information is open for everyone and theory is so deeply developed in the most popular openings, the move 1...g6 as response to 1.e4 has become trendier. The main reason is “to avoid” theory and get the first player into a complicated position where he is forced to thinking by himself.
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