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WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.22.2018
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Known as one of the best coaches of our times, Mark Dvoretsky left us a valuable legacy to help chess players improve their training technique and take that much-awaited leap forward. His books are a great source of inspiration and help for every aspiring chess player. Mark Dvoretsky learned how to play chess before elementary school, but back then he was mostly interested in mathematics, so the game wasn’t given that much importance. He started to take chess seriously and began going to the district’s chess club and studying only when he was in the fifth grade.
Training Tips
How to Play Against a Chess Master – A Practical Advice
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
09.22.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
If you are an active player you have probably already been paired against a much stronger opponent at least once in the tournaments you’ve played. It is clear that this will never be an easy encounter, but it is important that you know how to approach the game and how to set your mind for it. There are many players who feel discouraged when they see themselves in such a situation and they think that they will stand no chance against such a strong player.
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5 Things for Becoming a Better Chess Player without a Coach
NM Viktor Neustroev
07.08.2017
NM Viktor Neustroev
It’s hard to imagine that it's possible to become a master without a coach. But before I share a few tips and ideas how to work on chess by yourself, I should definitely say that if you have an option to hire a coach, you should do this. Working together with a good coach will benefit you the most. A good coach can help you to improve certain aspects of your play which you can hardly spot by yourself. However, in this article, I want to tell you how to train most effectively on your own.
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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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Opening Tips
Learning from the World Champions: Robert Fischer on the Spanish Opening
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.25.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
A chess player needs to constantly keep looking for new ideas for his opening choices, for future games preparation or simply for the sake of improving. These new ideas are not always in the Super Elite tournaments but hidden in the past, in the history of our great world champions. In this article we are going to have an inside look at some of Bobby Fischer's games and his particular way of handling the Spanish Opening with the white pieces.
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10 Best Games on French Defense
Yury Markushin
02.26.2016
Yury Markushin
French Defense is a very solid opening choice for black. White is able to setup an "ideal pawn center" e4-d4, but black starts contesting it right away with a move 2...d5. French is played by chess players of all levels, including the most elite GMs. For example, Alexander Grischuk was employing it very successfully on the top level. Today we will look at 10 prominent games played with French Defense.
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Typical Pawn Formations: The Staunton Pawn Structure
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
11.09.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Very often in the English Opening we can find on the board the so-called Arab pawn structure, or the Staunton pawn structure, as I learned it. It is probably one of the most aesthetic pawn formations, with 4 pawns in the in the center accompanied by the knight pawns one square behind. With a little imagination we can think of a castle with two towers on each side.
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