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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
Top 7 Deadly Training Mistakes to Avoid
Yury Markushin
09.10.2015
Yury Markushin
"How to improve at chess" is perhaps the most common and important question a chess player of any strength asks. In today's article we will focus more closely on this very important topic. Together, we will try to understand what are the seven training mistakes that you should avoid by all costs in order to get better at chess.
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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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One Hour Chess Challenge
Yury Markushin
09.13.2015
Yury Markushin
Most players complain that studying chess is hard and extremely time consuming. They say something among these lines: “I would study chess, but my life is too short for that, I have other responsibilities…” These players think that to study chess you need to give up everything else, and focus solely on the game.  
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Opening Tips
10 Best Games on King’s Gambit
Yury Markushin
12.14.2016
Yury Markushin
King’s Gambit is one of the most popular openings for past 300 years. It was played by many strongest players including William Steinitz, Bobby Fischer, David Bronstein and Boris Spassky. It is a true gambit, with many aggressive and super aggressive lines. This opening may be especially effective on club level, since many players are unprepared to face it and play it correctly. Here are some of the best games played with King’s Gambit.
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10 Best Chess Games on King’s Pawn Opening
Yury Markushin
02.12.2016
Yury Markushin
King's Pawn Opening is one of the most popular chess openings on all levels of competition. It is also one of the most statistically promising opening for white, where they win in about 54% of the games. In today's article we will analyze some of the best known games on 1.e4, played by masters such as Alapin, Chigorin, Lasker and so on.
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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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