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7 greatest defensive combination
Yury Markushin
06.21.2017
Yury Markushin
Defense is perhaps one of the most important chess skills you can have. World Championships and major tournaments are always won with a help of outstanding defense. Ability to play well in inferior positions and don't collapse under pressure is the trait shared by all World Champions and greatest chess players. If you want to strengthen your game, it is one of the skills you should definitely look to develop. Today we will study the 7 greatest defensive combinations by the world's best.
Training Tips
5 Most Effective Chess Training Techniques You Have to Try
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
10.14.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Have you ever felt like you have reached the top of your level? Times goes by and you see no improvement in your play? In this article we want to give you 5 training tips that could change this situation drastically. Each one of us has different strengths and weaknesses, as well as different amount of time available for chess. However, there are general and tested methods that guarantee improvement within months. Here is a list with what we consider the most effective exercises.
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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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The 5 Whys Method: Analyzing Your Chess
Yury Markushin
11.18.2015
Yury Markushin
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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Opening Tips
Playing against the Nimzo-Indian Defense
Yury Markushin
02.04.2015
Yury Markushin
For most of the 1.d4 players, the Nimzo-Indian defense is one of the toughest defenses to get advantage when playing against. It is a defense that has remained a solid, flexible, and active weapon throughout the years, surviving the test of openings trends every time. Many grandmasters consider this defense the best choice against 1.d4 because of its strategic foundations.
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7 Most Important Differences between Chess Master and You
Yury Markushin
09.02.2016
Yury Markushin
A lot of players wonder, what are the main differences between an ordinary player and a chess master? Is that the fact that masters can calculate many more moves ahead and instantly find 5 move tactics? Or it has to do with experience, intuition and luck? Or there is something else involved? The truth is there are quite a few things that are important… Let focus on it closely.  
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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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