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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 Important Skills That All Strong Chess Players Have
Yury Markushin
07.27.2015
Yury Markushin
It is a mystery for many chess players how the masters and grandmasters are able to outplay others with such an ease. Some chess players even think that those elite players have some special abilities that allow them to calculate all variations 25 moves ahead, memorize most of the known opening lines, and possess Houdini-like tactical skills. In today's article we will learn about the five chess skills that all strong chess players have.
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5 Ways to Start Thinking Like a Grandmaster
Yury Markushin
11.16.2016
Yury Markushin
Regardless the level of play or strength, there is one thing that every dedicated player can achieve and that is the ability to “think like a GM”. Very often we struggle with problems such as poor calculation skills, lack of opening preparation, little endgame knowledge or even handling the time pressure that prevent us from reaching a higher level.
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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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Opening Tips
7 Ways to Beat Under 1400 Players
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
11.23.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
One of the key moments in your progress is when you start winning constantly against a low rated opposition. This means you are ready to move on to the next level. Very often we see club players who praise a positive result against a higher rated player although on the next round they had lost to someone even lower rated than them.
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Philidor Defense: Everything You Need To Know
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
10.02.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The Philidor Defense is an excellent practical weapon to play for a win with the black pieces. The opening name is given thanks to the famous 18th century player François Andre Danican Philidor, who advocated 2...d6 as an alternative to the common 2...Nc6. Philidor's original idea was to play f7-f5 on the next move, challenging white's center.
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10 Best Chess Games on Queen’s Gambit
Yury Markushin
01.08.2016
Yury Markushin
Queen's Gambit is one of the most popular openings on all levels from amateurs to Grandmasters. That's why it is extremely important to know the key ideas of this very important openings. In today's article, you can go over some of the best game played on different variations of queen's gambit and learn some of the new ideas that you can directly apply into your own games.
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