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asymmetrical-pawn-structures
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
05.23.2020
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Studying the pawn structures and understanding the typical plans in each one of them is one important step to improving your chess level. It will help you find the best plans in the position easier, you will already know where the pieces go, what you should be looking for, what to avoid and what your opponent usually wants to do. This will, first of all, save you time on the clock, but will also give you a certain trust in the position and in the moves you are about to play.
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advanced-endgame-techniques
Yury Markushin
05.04.2020
Yury Markushin
Are you familiar with general endgame concepts, but don't know where to take it from here? That's where many club players are at, not knowing... what's next? You are in luck because GM Jacek Stopa is talking 'advanced endgame concepts'. All those concepts are extremely useful for practical players, and you'll definitely learn something new for yourself, improving your endgame understanding throughout the course.
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material imbalances
Yury Markushin
04.13.2020
Yury Markushin
It is always intriguing following the games of players like Petrosian and Topalov. They are well known for precise positional exchange sacrifice and a superb understanding of material imbalances. At the same time, 'Material Imbalances' is a difficult topic to grasp for most 1600-2000 rated-s.
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tactics and strategy
Yury Markushin
03.23.2020
Yury Markushin
Are you 1200-1700 rated Club Player who wants to smoothly transition from opening to the middlegame and if necessary the endgame... ultimately winning your game? GM Marian Petrov is covering some of the most important [yet often missed at the club level] aspects of chess and making sure you get every advantage your deserve in your games whether you're in opening/middlegame/endgame phase!
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Training Tips
Interactive Chess Training
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
05.10.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Very often we are asked about training tips and methods to improve one’s own play by doing individual training. As we have written in the past, working alone is quite difficult for beginners. There is no guidance and therefore no feedback on whether you’re doing it right or wrong. In other words, it is easy to get lost and not see any sign of improvement. For this reason, we have always advocated the figure of a trainer.
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5 Training Tips to Skyrocket Your Chess
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.30.2018
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The daily chess training is something every ambitious player should take seriously. No matter what your rating is, if your goal is to become a better player within a short period of time you must train regularly and actively. This is, of course, an obvious observation, the question is how? What exactly should you be doing in order to achieve your goal?
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5 Steps to Calculating Likes a Grandmaster
Yury Markushin
10.12.2015
Yury Markushin
All chess players know that grandmasters can calculate many moves ahead, evaluate the position, and deliver the final blow. How do they do that? Is there a way an ordinary chess player can learn to calculate many moves ahead like masters do? In this article, we will answer those questions and show you a simple schematic that will tremendously help at calculating moves.
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