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learning from alekhine play
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
05.24.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
There is probably little we could say about Alexander Alekhine that is new to our readers. He is considered to be one of the greatest players ever and his games are an inspiration to every chess aficionado. He became the fourth World Champion in 1927, after defeating the Cuban legend Jose Raul Capablanca. He defended his title until 1935 when his reign was put on hold for a short time by Max Euwe. However, he regained the title in 1937 and kept it until his death, in 1946.
Training Tips
10 Ways to Improve Your Chess
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.06.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
No matter what your level is in chess, there is one thing every chess player wants: to become better and better. Every chess personality is different and everybody has a different approach. In order to improve you have to find a self-balance and try every possible method until you discover what works best for you. Remember that not only do chess players differ on the playing style, but also the circumstances around everyone are different. You must be realistic about your goal, but most of all about your capacities. In other words, make a plan according to your available time, your style of play and go ahead with it without changing it.
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5 Types of Chess Players Which Are Impossible to Improve
Yury Markushin
11.13.2015
Yury Markushin
Every chess player wants to improve their game. There are some players, for which improving is extremely difficult. And we’re not talking about those players who hit their rating ceiling, plateaued or physically (or should I say theoretically) are not capable of playing better chess. No, these players cannot improve for completely different reasons. Curious? Read on.
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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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Opening Tips
Hedgehog According to Karpov
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
09.26.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The Hedgehog is one of the most popular set-ups for black nowadays and it can arise from several openings. However, it is one that’s not on everyone’s taste. Black willingly gives white a space advantage right from the start and chooses a compact position where his pieces are placed behind the wall of pawns. After the exchange of the black c and white d-pawns, black continues by placing his pawns on a6, b6, d6 and e6.
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Uncompromised King’s Indian: Plans with c6 and Na6
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
05.02.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The King's Indian defense is not everyone's cup of tea. The closed positions that arise from this opening, the large space advantage given to white voluntarily and the race of attacks on opposite wings are elements difficult to dominate. However, the truth is that it is a fantastic defense and a very useful resource to have it ready in your arsenal.
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Strategy in the Nimzo-Indian and Queen’s Gambit
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.02.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Continuing our series of articles on typical pawn structures, we would like to show our readers a very common structure that arises from queen's pawn openings. See the diagram below.
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