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short guide being chess parent
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
06.14.2019
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Chess is a complex game that takes a lot of time and dedication. We all know that improvement does not come overnight and, to make things even better, it is not so easy to measure it either in chess. You need to play many tournaments and, even after a long period of training, things may go wrong due to other factors that are not chess-related.
Training Tips
3 Chess Training Habits That Hold You Back
Yury Markushin
01.23.2015
Yury Markushin
In this article, we will discuss some of the very common training habits that a lot of chess players have without even realizing it. It seems like they do everything correctly study GM games, solve tactics, etc. But somehow that is not effective and their chess does not improve. Today we will look at the “why” part.
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The 5 Whys Method: Analyzing Your Chess
Yury Markushin
11.18.2015
Yury Markushin
Many players want to find the cause of their chess problems but have no idea how to do that. Even when they analyze their games they do not dig deep enough in order to identify the very root of the problem. In today’s article, we will talk about one very famous method that can be applied for finding the problems in one’s game, the Method of Five Whys.  
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5 Steps to Succeed at Chess
Yury Markushin
09.04.2015
Yury Markushin
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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Opening Tips
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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Playing Against Closed Sicilian: The Old Recipe
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.22.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
When writing about the closed variation, it is impossible not to mention the ex-World Champions Vassily Smyslov and Boris Spassky. Each one had their own style and they contributed enormously to enriching the theory on this great opening.
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8 Greatest Chess Games on Caro-Kann
Yury Markushin
04.01.2016
Yury Markushin
The Caro-Kann defense is black's asymmetrical response to 1.e4. It is a very solid opening and it tends to yield quite and positional type of games. Straight from the opening black gets a superior pawn structure which may lead to a more favorable endgame. It is popular on both club and professional levels. Today we will review some of the greatest games played with Caro-Kann.
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