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endgame-club-player
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07.27.2021
Rony
Myth busted: even if you are below 1500, you still need to learn endgames. Period. Let’s face a fact. If you are spending your waking hours studying the opening theory or solving chess puzzles, and… … ignoring or stalling your ENDGAME studies, you will never get good at playing chess.
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isolated queens pawn
Editor
07.15.2021
Rony
An early n4 move by White and n5 by Black, followed by undermining pawn moves in the adjacent files—and there it is, the true “pride and sorrow” of chess. Not only can it win you games like a rockstar, it can also lose you games like mere simpletons!
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tarrasch defense
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07.15.2021
Rony
Need an opening that is equally aggressive as positionally sound against White’s 1.d4? Without studying hours of opening theory… as in the Dragon or the Grunfeld? Here’s the Tarrasch Defense for you.
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Mikhail-Tal-Attacking
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06.01.2021
Rony
Mikhail Tal’s style of playing was maniacal, but there was a method to the madness. Many of his tactical combinations were unsound, but they worked in his hands! The psychological pressure that he created on his opponents, his brilliant feel for the initiative, and his ability to maintain the momentum, threats after threats, with insane sacrifices and crazy king hunts…
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10 Chess Patterns Every Player Should Know
Yury Markushin
10.31.2016
Yury Markushin
We always hear strong players talking about the importance of recognizing chess patterns. What do they mean by that? What are these magical chess patterns we need to know and recognize? If you’re confused don’t worry, after reading this article you won’t be. You will understand exactly what chess patterns are and will learn 10 very important chess patters that every chess player should know.
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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
Yury Markushin
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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5 Most Useful Chess Skills You Can Learn in 5 Days
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
In order to improve at chess every player must work hard and invest some daily time and effort. There are many things you can work on, from openings to endgame, tactics and the middlegame. However, there are  few basic skills one must develop and constantly train. The consistency of training is perhaps one of the single most important things a chess player can do in order to be successful. Similarly to exercising in a gym, working on your game is a process. The improvement will be gradual, but definite if you keep applying yourself. Here are the 5 most useful chess skills you can learn in just 5 days!

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