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play with plan
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
11.20.2020
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
One of the concepts you’ve certainly heard or come across in your studying is planning. It is something every coach teaches their pupils right from the start, albeit with different words. Each move has to have an idea is something each of us has heard before. And while the level of difficulty of this idea will change with our chess understanding, this is still the essence of the word “plan”.
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Exchange like a Grandmaster with GM Sipke Ernst
Yury Markushin
11.01.2020
Yury Markushin
The Art of Exchanges is one of those under-the-radar 'super skills' that all the strong players possess, and the rest doesn't quite get. It is perhaps the most important, very underestimated SKILL in chess. Few players, other than IMs and GMs realize how powerful that skill really is. Needless to say, over 95% of club players do not put much thought when it comes to exchanging their pieces or pawns. If the exchange looks "fair" or "equal" why not swap a pair of bishops, trade the knight, or few pawns?
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Outposts-with-IM-Milovan-Ratkovic-TCW Academy
Yury Markushin
10.20.2020
Yury Markushin
If you are looking to take your positional understanding to the next level, the TCW Academy course on the Outposts is a definite must-take! IM Milovan Ratkovic starts out with the basics and quickly deep dives into the mechanics of the outpost play.
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minor piece mastery
Daniel Noon
09.27.2020
Daniel Noon
Do you struggle in middlegame/endgame play? Have you ever wished you could convert your advantages more seamlessly in your games? If so, have you considered engaging in the middlegame and minor-piece endgame study? We at TheChessWorld.com want to introduce you to Minor Piece Mastery. This 3-hour course will show you how to recognize good and bad minor pieces, when to trade, and how to convert the advantage in seemingly equal positions!
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5 Ways of Improve Your Clock Management
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.08.2019
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Time trouble is a common thing in chess practice. No matter how strong a player becomes, the difficulty of the game increases as time starts ticking low. For some players it is even a chronic defect; they always get in time trouble and then they become used to responding under time pressure. That being said, it is not the case for the majority of people. Usually poor time management comes from poor decisions on earlier phases of the game.
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5 Simple Tips That Will Skyrocket Your Chess
Yury Markushin
09.23.2015
Yury Markushin
Many chess players have trouble improving at chess. Even when they have the right resources and motivation to work on the game they make progress very slowly and cannot achieve their goals. In this article we will give you five very important tips that will take your chess training to the next level.
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3 Tips for Chess Tournament Preparation
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.13.2020
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Chess training is different for everybody. Everybody wants to get better, but the goal of a training schedule is not the same for everybody. There is no universal recipe for success; each player has to create their own training program based on their weaknesses. Some players need to improve their positional skills, others their calculation. Some may need to work on their openings, while others should study and get better at the endgame phase.
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