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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
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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5 Chess Training Rules You Gotta Break
Yury Markushin
12.25.2015
Yury Markushin
Most chess players know the fundamental training rules. In order to improve at chess, they need to play more games, solve tactics, work with the books, and so on. Ironically, following the rules without good understanding may be something that prevents them from reaching new heights. Chess masters know very well that oftentimes breaking training rules will help a player much more than blindly following them.
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How to Unlock Your Grandmaster Mind
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.23.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Understanding the game of chess is not something exclusive to the world top players. Chess can be understood by all chess fans and enthusiasts who are willing to learn new things about the game every day. In this article, we would like to explain to you how you can improve your level and get closer to the mind of a Grandmaster.
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Opening Tips
10 Best Games on French Defense
Yury Markushin
02.26.2016
Yury Markushin
French Defense is a very solid opening choice for black. White is able to setup an "ideal pawn center" e4-d4, but black starts contesting it right away with a move 2...d5. French is played by chess players of all levels, including the most elite GMs. For example, Alexander Grischuk was employing it very successfully on the top level. Today we will look at 10 prominent games played with French Defense.
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3 Most Common Opening Mistakes to Avoid
Yury Markushin
02.24.2016
Yury Markushin
Every chess player knows how important the opening preparation is. A good opening knowledge can give you an advantage necessary to get a comfortable Middlegame as white or help to equalize as black. In today’s article we will talk about 3 most common opening preparation mistakes that you must avoid at all costs. Let’s get started.
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Strategy in the Nimzo-Indian and Queen’s Gambit
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.02.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Continuing our series of articles on typical pawn structures, we would like to show our readers a very common structure that arises from queen's pawn openings. See the diagram below.
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