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7 players for tactics
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
10.20.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Developing a good sense of tactics is essential in chess. As positional as you may be and as strategical as you may play, there always comes a moment during the game where you have to show that you can also control the tactical side. It is like an exam, where you have to show that you’ve learned all the lessons well. If you want to sharpen your tactical vision and be able to play an attacking game, it does not suffice to only limit yourself to solving puzzles. You have to play through many attacking games and understand the ideas behind the moves players make in order to learn the subtleties of building a successful attack and handling a dynamic position. In this article, we are going to indicate you the names of some aggressive players by excellence whose games are a good point of the start if you want to improve your tactical skills.
Training Tips
10 Ways to Improve Your Chess
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.06.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
No matter what your level is in chess, there is one thing every chess player wants: to become better and better. Every chess personality is different and everybody has a different approach. In order to improve you have to find a self-balance and try every possible method until you discover what works best for you. Remember that not only do chess players differ on the playing style, but also the circumstances around everyone are different. You must be realistic about your goal, but most of all about your capacities. In other words, make a plan according to your available time, your style of play and go ahead with it without changing it.
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10 Tips for Becoming a More Productive Chess Player
Yury Markushin
01.14.2015
Yury Markushin
Many chess players complain that they don’t have enough time to work on chess and play chess because of their other responsibilities such as school, work, family, relationship and so on. In fact, the time constraint is the number one factor that prevents most adult players from improving their game. Is it possible to work on chess more efficiently and to get the results you want by spending less time? If you want to know how this article is for you.
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Developing The Sense of Danger
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.24.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Creating a suitable working plan in order to improve our chess is never easy. It is very important to find the right material, but it is perhaps even more important to know what to work on. This can only be done by analyzing your own games and trying to find your weaknesses. You have to draw your own conclusions and decide what part of the game you have to work on.
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Opening Tips
7 Greatest Games on Sicilian Dragon
Yury Markushin
04.22.2016
Yury Markushin
Dragon Variation is one of the most popular and important lines in the Sicilian defense. It is also considered to be one of the sharpest and most aggressive openings. This opening was played by many great chess players including Bird, Pillsbury, Paulsen, Kasparov, Topalov and many more. This is also a must know for any club player opening with 1.e4. In today's article we will take at some of the great games played with Dragon.
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Playing It Safe Against The French Winawer
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
09.07.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The French Defense is one of black's most popular responses to 1.e4. From amateurs to masters, the popularity of this defense never stops to increase. The reason is that it gives black the opportunity to fight for the initiative from a very early stage of the game.
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Off Beat Lines in the King’s Indian 6…Nbd7
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
10.09.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The King's Indian Defense is among the most popular defenses in chess. It offers great chances to the second player to unbalance the game. Nevertheless, the public opinion nowadays (it changes from time to time, like fashion) is that playing the King's Indian is only an unnecessary risk.
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