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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 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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Visualization Chess Training
Yury Markushin
04.29.2015
Yury Markushin
Position visualization is a very important ability. This ability allows a chess player to calculate tactics precisely multiple moves ahead and most importantly it makes it possible to picture and evaluate the final position correctly. This is exactly what Magnus Carlsen was referring to when he was asked how many moves ahead he can calculate. Carlsen replied that the trick is to evaluate the final position, not simply to calculate the moves.
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How I became an International Master, and You Can Too
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.25.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
One of the most frequent questions I get from chess students and friends is “How did you become an International Master?” Especially those who are starting often ask this question; as if there was a formula they could follow in order to do the same.
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Opening Tips
5 Most Important Opening Ideas You Must Know
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
11.11.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Chess is a game of rules and principles supported by the reality of concrete moves. To play well is not only necessary to calculate at a reasonable level but also to have a fine understanding of the concepts and principles of the game. Club players often base their skills solely on seeking moves, quick tactics with immediate gains or trading pieces for the sake of trading.
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7 Best Games Played with Evans Gambit
Yury Markushin
03.08.2017
Yury Markushin
The Evans Gambit is an aggressive line of Giuoco Piano. The opening is named after William Evans, who is the first player to use it. This opening quickly became a popular choice for many great masters including Anderssen, Morphy, and Chigorin. Eventually, Emanuel Lasker came up with the novelty that allowed getting an upper hand by returning the pawn. The opening was not popular for the majority of the 20th century, up until Garry Kasparov won some decisive games with it. Today we will see some of the best games played with the Evans Gambit.
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8 Greatest Chess Games on Caro-Kann
Yury Markushin
04.01.2016
Yury Markushin
The Caro-Kann defense is black's asymmetrical response to 1.e4. It is a very solid opening and it tends to yield quite and positional type of games. Straight from the opening black gets a superior pawn structure which may lead to a more favorable endgame. It is popular on both club and professional levels. Today we will review some of the greatest games played with Caro-Kann.
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