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10 classic chess principles
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
11.17.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
From a very early moment in our chess journey, we are being explained the importance of the chess principles and that we should always use them as a guideline during our games. While chess has developed a lot in recent years and the use of engines has encouraged play based sometimes solely on calculation, the classics remain very much alive and we still need to use their past wisdom in order to call ourselves complete players. Here are some of those basic principles that every player should know, grouped on the 3 phases of the game.
Training Tips
The Ultimate Chess Training Guide [Worksheets Enclosed]
Yury Markushin
07.28.2017
Yury Markushin
Chess is a very complex game. Perfecting chess involves working on multiple areas of the game at the same time. Most club players focus just on a few elements from the training chart and thus experience a slow progress [or sometimes no progress at all]. One of the most common questions we receive is something like “what should I work on to get better at chess”? Of course, it is impossible to generalize for every single player, but the training chart gives a pretty good idea of what most chess players should focus on. Let's get started, and I promise after reading this in-depth analysis you will have a much better understanding of what needs to be done.
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10 Tips for Becoming a More Productive Chess Player
Yury Markushin
01.14.2015
Yury Markushin
Many chess players complain that they don’t have enough time to work on chess and play chess because of their other responsibilities such as school, work, family, relationship and so on. In fact, the time constraint is the number one factor that prevents most adult players from improving their game. Is it possible to work on chess more efficiently and to get the results you want by spending less time? If you want to know how this article is for you.
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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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Opening Tips
10 Best Games on Sicilian Defence
Yury Markushin
01.15.2016
Yury Markushin
Sicilian Defense is one of the most common openings that can be seen on all levels of chess competition. If you are the 1.e4 player the chances are very high that your opponent will reply 1…c5 and transpose into some variation of the Sicilian Defense. It is very important to know how to play this famous opening for both sides, for White as well as for Black. In this article we will explore some of the most famous game on Sicilian Defense.
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Kamsky vs. the King’s Indian Defense – The London System
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
06.09.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The King’s Indian Defense is one of the most popular openings employed by Black against 1.d4. To a move with which white usually invites to a quiet and positional play, black responds with a set-up that most of the times lead to attacks against the white king. It is no secret that the King’s Indian Defense is normally employed by players who like to attack and are not afraid of complications. There are numerous ways and plans for White to respond to this opening and most of them require a lot of study and memorization.
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10 Best Chess Games on King’s Pawn Opening
Yury Markushin
02.12.2016
Yury Markushin
King's Pawn Opening is one of the most popular chess openings on all levels of competition. It is also one of the most statistically promising opening for white, where they win in about 54% of the games. In today's article we will analyze some of the best known games on 1.e4, played by masters such as Alapin, Chigorin, Lasker and so on.
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