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IM Zaur Tekeyev
02.22.2024
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Slav Defense is one of the best ways of dealing with the Queen’s Gambit with Black. It leads to solid positions with easy development and chances to play for a win. No wonder the Slav took a firm place in the repertoires of the best players in the world.

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Positional Chess for Intermediate Players
Yury Markushin
01.28.2024
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In Positional Chess for Intermediate Players, GM Marian Petrov deep dives into the most important positional chess principles.
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Positional Chess for Beginners
Yury Markushin
01.28.2024
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This GM Marian Petrov's course is meticulously designed to guide beginners through the nuances of positional play in chess, a key element often overlooked but crucial for consistent success.
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Attacking with White for Club Players
Yury Markushin
12.30.2023
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TCW Academy has just the thing for you – a 3-hour masterclass video course Attacking with White for Club Players by the renowned GM Marian Petrov.
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Visualization Chess Training
Yury Markushin
04.29.2015
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Chess position visualization is a very important ability. This ability allows a chess player to calculate tactics precisely multiple moves ahead and most importantly it makes it possible to picture and evaluate the final position correctly. This is exactly what Magnus Carlsen was referring to when he was asked how many moves ahead he can calculate. Carlsen replied that the trick is to evaluate the final position, not simply to calculate the moves.
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5 Steps to Succeed at Chess
Yury Markushin
09.04.2015
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Many chess players are totally unclear about how to improve at chess. They think that there is some sort of secret formula that allows others to excel at chess picking up 100s of elo points in no time. I don’t want to disappoint you, there is no such secret formula out there… But, there are ways to improve. I can tell you more, there are effective ways to improve that will work for you. If you want to improve, you should read on and learn about these 5 simple steps that will allow you to succeed at the game you love.
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Developing The Sense of Danger
Creating a suitable working plan in order to improve our chess is never easy. It is very important to find the right material, but it is perhaps even more important to know what to work on. This can only be done by analyzing your own games and trying to find your weaknesses. You have to draw your own conclusions and decide what part of the game you have to work on.
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