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learning from alekhine play
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
05.24.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
There is probably little we could say about Alexander Alekhine that is new to our readers. He is considered to be one of the greatest players ever and his games are an inspiration to every chess aficionado. He became the fourth World Champion in 1927, after defeating the Cuban legend Jose Raul Capablanca. He defended his title until 1935 when his reign was put on hold for a short time by Max Euwe. However, he regained the title in 1937 and kept it until his death, in 1946.
Training Tips
7 Things About Chess Most Players Just Don’t Get
Yury Markushin
10.19.2016
Yury Markushin
Chess is a complex game, and even though the rules are pretty straightforward there are also some un-written rules that should be followed (or not followed). Oftentimes, chess players get confused about those things, by blindly following the rules. Surprisingly, it may lead to a disaster. In today’s article we will talk about the seven things about chess most players just don’t get.
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5 Most Effective Chess Training Techniques You Have to Try
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
10.14.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Have you ever felt like you have reached the top of your level? Times goes by and you see no improvement in your play? In this article we want to give you 5 training tips that could change this situation drastically. Each one of us has different strengths and weaknesses, as well as different amount of time available for chess. However, there are general and tested methods that guarantee improvement within months. Here is a list with what we consider the most effective exercises.
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7 Things to Do Before a Chess Game
Yury Markushin
10.28.2016
Yury Markushin
Many chess players are asking what they should do right before an important game to help their performance. There are many different things to take into consideration but I’m focusing only on the most important ones. I’m giving you an outline of 7 things you should do just few hours before the round to positively influence your game. Here we go!
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Opening Tips
10 Best Games on Dutch Defense
Yury Markushin
01.04.2017
Yury Markushin
Dutch defense is a great attacking opening choice where black prepares king's side attack from move one. In order to avoid complication in the center black usually locks it up early in the game. Dutch was never a super popular opening especially on the top level. Nevertheless, many strong players including Alexander Alekhine, Bent Larsen and Paul Morphy used this opening with a great success. Currently, Hikaru Nakamura is the only top-10 player that uses Dutch on regular basis. If you are a club player, looking for a new active opening choice, the Dutch may be exactly what you need.
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Playing It Safe Against The French Winawer
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
09.07.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The French Defense is one of black's most popular responses to 1.e4. From amateurs to masters, the popularity of this defense never stops to increase. The reason is that it gives black the opportunity to fight for the initiative from a very early stage of the game.
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The Sharp Semi-Slav Defense
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
07.11.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
One of the most popular options nowadays against 1.d4 is the so called Semi Slav Defense. It is a complex opening in which black is able to fight for the initiative without taking any major positional risks. The Semi Slav was one of Kasparov's most dangerous weapons when he was in his prime, but many other attacking players like Shirov, Dreev, Topalov have also played it with success.
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