For club-level chess players, honing three key skills - Calculation, Decision-Making, and middlegame strategy is paramount. Calculation involves foreseeing potential moves and planning with purpose, while practical decision-making emphasizes making effective moves without fixating on the absolute best continuation. In the Middlegame, understanding concepts like pawn structures and central control becomes crucial.
Chess Tips, Articles and Guides to Help You Win Chess Games
If you are a beginner who wants to be a part of the chess elite one day, then we have good news for you! In the hushed atmosphere of chess tournament rooms worldwide, the most profound sound is often SILENCE… The soft ticking of clocks, an occasional cough, or the gentle shuffle of a chess piece are the only breaks in the quiet.Continue reading
Picture this: It’s your turn on the chessboard, and you’re playing the most intense game of your life at your local chess club. Your heart pounds in your chest. Your opponent has just executed an ambitious move, but you see a weak point – their pawn structures!Continue reading
Are you ready to unlock the secrets of chess strategy and elevate your game to a whole new level? Welcome to the groundbreaking chess course, “Planning for Advanced Players,” presented by International Master (IM) Boroljub Zlatanovic. If you dream of outwitting opponents with strategic finesse and gaining a competitive edge, then join us on this captivating journey to master the art of chess planning.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Many chess players are struggling to improve. They spend countless hours researching different “effective” ways to study, finding coaches, reading books, courses, etc. etc. Chess improvement is a straightforward process, especially for those rated under 2200 FIDE. Nevertheless, majority of players struggle to achieve any improvement and if it happens it is a very slow and unpredictable process. What’s going on here? Why is it the case? In this article, I will share a simple 3-step approach that you can use to improve your game.Continue reading