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Prasanna Kumar
07.19.2024
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In this article, we will take a look at 7 types of exchanges in Chess that every player must know. Deciding when to or not to exchange pieces is at the heart of the game of chess. Pieces interact with each other. This creates tension on the board. The only way to release the tension is through exchanges in chess. Therefore, understanding chess exchanges will let you outplay your opponent. Most of the time, stronger players outplay weak opponents by executing the right exchanges at the right time.

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Modern Defense for Black
Yury Markushin
07.18.2024
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The good news is, that IM Boroljub Zlatanovic has your back with Modern Defense for Black: The upgraded version of King's Indian Defense where Black delays the activation of Nf6.
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Van Geet Opening for White
Yury Markushin
07.18.2024
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Van Geet was once considered a 'bad' opening... Things changed after Magnus Carlsen started playing Van Geet with great success. It helped him clinch some key victories in blitz & rapid.
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Benko Gambit for Black
Yury Markushin
06.14.2024
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Tired of positional play? Looking for an active opening, no one is really prepared for? IM Marcin Sieciechowicz's top pick... the Benko Gambit.
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10 Chess Coaching Ideas that Work
In my 15 years’ experience as a chess coach, I have always been learning about the best methods to improve the level of my students in the shortest possible time. Of course, I have been learning on the road; my own experience serves me well to understand things that are important to teach to an improving player. As an active chess player who combines tournaments and lessons, my main method has always been sharing every bit of knowledge I gain from my own games. Of course, I also employ the works of the most well-known trainers in the world and they have taught me a lot and continue to do so.
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3 Things That Most Players Think They Should Do to Improve at Chess (and What They Really Should Do)
Yury Markushin
04.01.2015
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Many amateur chess players have certain stereotypes about chess training that are pretty difficult to break. They believe in it very strongly and not willing to change their vision. That is one of the key reasons why they have such a hard time improving their game. Today we will discuss these things in detail.
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6 Good Habits to Improve Your Chess Training and Tournament Performance
Chess Training and Tournament Performance: One of the most difficult things to measure in chess is progress. No matter how much you train at home, how confident you are, or how many blitz games you win online it is the tournaments that will put a note on your efforts. As explained in several previous articles, improvement relies on many different qualities, not only on well-sharpened skills but also on a strong mind, capable of overcoming any difficult situation that may arise. It is hard to imagine that one can achieve success at a tournament without having previously worked hard in a consistent way.
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