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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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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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10 Ways to Improve Your Calculation Skills
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.27.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Chess is mostly about tactics. That doesn’t necessarily mean complicated combinations, but simply minor operations that take place at every instance of the game. The positional ideas and concepts often have to be backed up with accurate calculation or in extreme cases they can only be enforced by precise and well-calculated variations. Therefore, the calculation is the muscle of every chess player.
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Opening Tips
The Stonewall Pawn Structure
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.01.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The Dutch Defense has gained a huge popularity over the past few years mostly because some of the best players in the world such as Nakamura, Caruana and even the world champion Magnus Carlsen started playing it from time to time.
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The Isolated Queen’s Pawn vs The c3/c6 Pawn
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.03.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Isolated queen’s pawn positions are incredibly rich in ideas for both sides. The discussion on how there are several possible ways to play these type of positions for both sides and is never-ending. In this article we will discuss a very important structure that occurs often in such positions; see the following diagram.
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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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