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tournament-preparation-complete-guide
FM Zaur Tekeyev
01.14.2022
FM Zaur Tekeyev
Every chess player hopes to show their best in every game, but more often it happens they perform below their abilities. Why does that happen? There could be many reasons, but most likely they did not do their best before the game started. Confucius said: “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation, there is sure to be a failure.” But how do you prepare for a tournament?
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how to calculate like a grandmaster
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01.03.2022
Rony
Remember the Abaci you see in ancient Chinese movies? If only CALCULATING was that easy in chess. In fact, it is often far more complicated and subtle than we realize or want to admit. Yes, yes, this piece goes here, that piece goes there, then this piece goes here… I get it.
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planning your game like a world champion
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01.03.2022
Rony
They say chess is 99% tactics… But I have to disagree. Chess is 100% strategy. Think about it. From the very first move, you are trying to find a small gap… that little crevice inside your opponent’s rock-solid game.
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english opening
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12.09.2021
Rony
When two of the GOATs played an opening in a World Championship match 5 times, and… (Kasparov and Karpov played this opening in the 1984 WCC match.) The smartest chess bot plays this opening against another supercomputer for a win, you know that… The opening is worth it.
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7 Things to Do Before a Chess Game
Yury Markushin
10.28.2016
Yury Markushin
Many chess players are asking what they should do right before an important game to help their performance. There are many different things to take into consideration but I’m focusing only on the most important ones. I’m giving you an outline of 7 things you should do just few hours before the round to positively influence your game. Here we go!
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5 Tips for Improving Your Defense
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Being on the defensive side during a game is probably the most difficult tasks a chess player has to complete successfully. Everybody likes chess for a reason – some like to attack, others prefer strategy instead, but I’m sure that most of you will agree that defending is not one of 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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