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Yury Markushin
07.12.2024
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King safety is an important concept at every level of the game; even grandmasters will get checkmated occasionally, and beginners even more so. To avoid blundering checkmate or losing by force it is very important to prioritise king safety in your play!

Chess Tips, Articles and Guides to Help You Win Chess Games

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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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Calculation for Tournament Players
Yury Markushin
06.14.2024
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IM Marcin Sieciechowicz reveals his 5-elements of calculation strategy that will help you find those hidden moves in your positions.
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Grand Prix Attack for White
Yury Markushin
05.21.2024
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Enter the Grand Prix Attack. A lot of 1.e4 players hate to see 1…c5 over the board. It’s a beast of an opening: complex, tricky, and you really need to stay sharp with both theory and practice.
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The Ultimate Chess Training Guide [Worksheets Enclosed]
Yury Markushin
07.28.2017
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Chess is a very complex game. Perfecting chess involves working on multiple areas of the game at the same time. Most club players focus just on a few elements from the training chart and thus experience a slow progress [or sometimes no progress at all]. One of the most common questions we receive is something like “what should I work on to get better at chess”? Of course, it is impossible to generalize for every single player, but the training chart gives a pretty good idea of what most chess players should focus on. Let's get started, and I promise after reading this in-depth analysis you will have a much better understanding of what needs to be done.
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Tactics and Calculation Training
GM Alex Colovic
10.14.2019
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The tactics and calculation training is the most important type of training a chess player can undertake if he or she is serious of his or her chess improvement. The reason for this is that all chess games are decided by tactics. You cannot win if the opponent does not make a mistake – hence you have to take advantage of that mistake. While the mistake can be of various types, from the one-move blunders to a “small” positional detail 4 moves into a line, the mistake is always tactical in its essence. Something was missed and the opponent can take advantage of that miss.
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The 5 Whys Method: Analyzing Your Chess
Yury Markushin
11.18.2015
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Many players want to find the cause of their chess problems but have no idea how to do that. Even when they analyze their games they do not dig deep enough in order to identify the very root of the problem. In today’s article, we will talk about one very famous method that can be applied for finding the problems in one’s game, the Method of Five Whys.  
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