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GM Alex Colovic
04.24.2019
GM Alex Colovic
After the closing ceremony of European Individual Championship that crowned him a champion, I had a chance to talk with the rising Russian star Vladislav Artemiev. A humble fellow, but one that knows his talents. He knows he is good, though he also knows he needs to work more if he is to become better. Currently sitting at number 13 in the world his main ambition is to qualify for the Candidates tournament via either the World Cup or the Grand Swiss.
Training Tips
3 Problems Most Chess Players face just Starting Out
Yury Markushin
03.20.2015
Yury Markushin
In this article we will focus on the most common problems that many chess players are facing when they start their chess journey. We won’t be focusing on the complete beginners who just learned how chess pieces move. But rather we will talk about what problems many improving players have. Let’s tackle them one-by-one.
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Formulating Winning Plan: 4 Steps to Follow
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.11.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
An important notion that one comes across when starts studying chess is planning. As in everyday life, you need to know what you are going to do on the chessboard. Not only this, but you should try to find the best idea in accordance to your position.
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5 Things for Playing Better Blitz
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
08.24.2018
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Quite often we have met club players who perform well in tournaments with classical time control and give a strong appearance of being underrated players. However, when time trouble comes they tend to collapse quite easily. The same is seen at rapid and blitz events; some players can’t even finish the game and they end up losing by flagging or making horrible blunders. We all have seen that and it is sad, indeed. Playing good blitz and rapid is important; every strong player is competitive in these modalities and it is a fun way to develop skills.
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Opening Tips
The Keres Variation Against the Sicilian Defense
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.06.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Paul Keres was a legendary Grandmaster from Estonia. He was one of the strongest players in the world when he was in his prime. Keres had several chances to become world champion, but for some strange reason he couldn't achieve the highest chess title. His name then became associated with the nickname of “The eternal second”.
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Crushing King’s Indian Defense: Saemisch Gambit
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.16.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
In this article WGM Raluca Sgîrcea and IM Renier Castellanos cover in great detail the Saemisch variation of KID. This is one of one of the most important weapons that white can use against a very popular on all levels from club to super-GM King's Indian Defense. Ready to learn more?
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5 Chess Openings You Should Never Play
Yury Markushin
12.04.2015
Yury Markushin
Everyone wants to know what is the best opening out there that will increase chances of winning the game. In today's article, we will take a look at things from a little bit different angle.We will discuss the 5 absolutely worst openings that no player should ever play. If you play any of those openings below you should seriously consider switching to something else.
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