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how to play against a chess master
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
09.22.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
If you are an active player you have probably already been paired against a much stronger opponent at least once in the tournaments you’ve played. It is clear that this will never be an easy encounter, but it is important that you know how to approach the game and how to set your mind for it. There are many players who feel discouraged when they see themselves in such a situation and they think that they will stand no chance against such a strong player.
Training Tips
5 Simple Tips That Will Skyrocket Your Chess
Yury Markushin
09.23.2015
Yury Markushin
Many chess players have trouble improving at chess. Even when they have the right resources and motivation to work on the game they make progress very slowly and cannot achieve their goals. In this article we will give you five very important tips that will take your chess training to the next level.
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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 Steps to Succeed at Chess
Yury Markushin
09.04.2015
Yury Markushin
Many chess players are totally unclear about how to improve at chess. They think that there is some sort of secret formula that allows others to excel at chess picking up 100s of elo points in no time. I don’t want to disappoint you, there is no such secret formula out there… But, there are ways to improve. I can tell you more, there are effective ways to improve that will work for you. If you want to improve, you should read on and learn about these 5 simple steps that will allow you to succeed at the game you love.
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Opening Tips
Surprising Your Opponents in the King’s Indian
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.11.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
In this new age of chess where you need to keep an open mind towards the openings and be smart to sidestep your opponent's preparations, it is useful to be aware of every sideline in the most popular openings.
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Counterplay in the Najdorf Sicilian
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.04.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The Najdorf Sicilian is perhaps the most popular defense among chess players. No matter if you play it or not, you know it and you have probably seen many great historical games in this variation. The great world champions played it quite often as did many other classic Grandmasters of that time.
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5 Best Opening Systems for Club Players for White
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
07.10.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
In modern chess having a sound opening repertoire is an essential part of achieving success in tournaments. Professional players spend a lot of time working on the openings in depth, sometimes until the possible endgames that can arise. However, for the club players, spending so much time inserting the moves that are told by an engine and memorizing countless amount of lines is not only a waste of times, but it can also have a bad effect on their understanding of the game.
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