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10 chess coaching idea that work
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
11.20.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
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In my 15 years’ experience as a chess coach, I have always been learning about the best methods to improve the level of my students in the shortest possible time. Of course, I have been learning on the road; my own experience serves me well to understand things that are important to teach to an improving player. As an active chess player who combines tournaments and lessons, my main method has always been sharing every bit of knowledge I gain from my own games. Of course, I also employ the works of the most well-known trainers in the world and they have taught me a lot and continue to do so.
Training Tips
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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5 Tips to Build Your Own Chess Training Program
Yury Markushin
11.18.2016
Yury Markushin
There are several ways for chess players to find their own ways of maintaining or even improving their level to a higher degree.The most common ways of training used by semi-professionals to club players is basically going over the chess games played around the world in the strong tournaments, play a lot of blitz online, review the openings of interest using a chess program.
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7 Tips to Cure Chess Blunders
Yury Markushin
10.07.2015
Yury Markushin
You'd be surprised to know that the majority of amateur games end the way they do because of a blunder from one or another side. If your rating is below 2200, the chances are you are in the same boat. By simply reducing the number of blunders you can grow significantly as a chess player. In today's article, I will give you 7 easy to follow tips that will dramatically reduce your blunder rate.
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Opening Tips
The Keres Variation Against the Sicilian Defense
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.06.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Paul Keres was a legendary Grandmaster from Estonia. He was one of the strongest players in the world when he was in his prime. Keres had several chances to become world champion, but for some strange reason he couldn't achieve the highest chess title. His name then became associated with the nickname of “The eternal second”.
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10 Best Chess Games on Ruy Lopez
Yury Markushin
02.19.2016
Yury Markushin
Ruy Lopez is one of the most common and classical chess openings. It starts with the following moves 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5. The main idea behind this opening for white is to compromise Black's pawn structure by exchanging off one of the bishops. For compensation black will keep the bishop pair. Ruy Lopez is a very well studied opening, with extensive amount of theory. Many lines are studied as deep as up to move 30. Today we will take a look at some of the most famous chess games played with Ruy Lopez.
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Off Beat Lines in the King’s Indian 6…Nbd7
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
10.09.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The King's Indian Defense is among the most popular defenses in chess. It offers great chances to the second player to unbalance the game. Nevertheless, the public opinion nowadays (it changes from time to time, like fashion) is that playing the King's Indian is only an unnecessary risk.
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