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Sicilian dragon
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The Dragon variation of the Sicilian Defence is one of the most complex lines of this opening. Black aims for a sharp, aggressive play and puts white under pressure right from the start. It is a line full of tactical ideas, perfect for those who want to play for a win with the black pieces. There are many ways of playing against the Sicilian Dragon with white, but no real refutation has been found against it after all these years.
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slav defense exchange variation tcw academy
Yury Markushin
10.04.2021
Yury Markushin
Dutch GM Sipke Ernst will teach you how to win with the Exchange Slav. Many chess players tend to underestimate the Exchange version of Slav. They believe, quite incorrectly, that Exchange Slav is very drawish and has no winning ambitions whatsoever.
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bogo-indian defense
Yury Markushin
09.20.2021
Yury Markushin
Looking for a quick-and-easy surprise weapon against 1.d4? Tired of playing the mainlines and getting inferior positions in your theoretical battles? Want to score quick points with Black?
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sicilian defense dragon variation
Yury Markushin
09.03.2021
Yury Markushin
The Dragon Variation is considered one of the best attempts for countering White’s ambitious 1.e4 move. If you’re playing for a win with Black and won’t settle for a draw… the Dragon Variation is the opening for you.
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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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10 Chess Patterns Every Player Should Know
Yury Markushin
10.31.2016
Yury Markushin
We always hear strong players talking about the importance of recognizing chess patterns. What do they mean by that? What are these magical chess patterns we need to know and recognize? If you’re confused don’t worry, after reading this article you won’t be. You will understand exactly what chess patterns are and will learn 10 very important chess patters that every chess player should know.
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How to Improve at Chess for Adult Players? [a secret revealed]
GM Alex Colovic
09.14.2018
GM Alex Colovic
How frustrating is to observe kids make leaps and bounds with seemingly no work while we adults work so hard and yet we barely make progress! While it is true that sooner or later everybody reaches a plateau, I think there are other, hidden factors at work when it comes to chess improvement as adults.
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