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castling in chess
Daniel Noon
07.13.2020
Daniel Noon
The popular French writer/reformer Voltaire once said, “The danger which is least expected soonest comes to us.” When it comes to chess, this quote is especially relevant. In order to limit the danger potentially thrown at us by our opponent, how can we ensure the best safety for our king? [hint: castling]
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London System Academy
Yury Markushin
06.28.2020
Yury Markushin
London System is one of the most popular openings nowadays, on both Grandmaster and Club levels. In this 3-hour crash course, GM Marian Petrov will reveal everything you need to know about playing the London System for White.
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weaknesses in middlegame
Yury Markushin
06.16.2020
Yury Markushin
We get tons of questions, all of which come down to this "I know what to do in the opening, I know how to start the game, but then I begin to struggle... unless I have a clear attack I really don't know what to do in the middlegame". In this course, IM Kolosowski will address those concerns and questions. Mat will demonstrate how you can spot your opponent's weaknesses and use them for your benefit.
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bishop-vs-knight
Yury Markushin
05.31.2020
Yury Markushin
Chess is a very complex game. Not only you need to calculate very precisely, but also you need to understand the strategy of the game. And when it comes down to strategy, one of the most important issues is to understand the "active value of pieces". At the very beginning, everyone learns the so-called "static value of pieces".
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15 Laws of Chess Training
Yury Markushin
01.12.2015
Yury Markushin
Today we will talk about 15 most important laws of chess training. We will discuss how you should approach chess training, how to prevent common problems and how not to become an average chess player. Here it is.
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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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The #1 Chess Principle – Simple, Yet Very Effective
GM Alex Colovic
05.03.2019
GM Alex Colovic
In this post, I would like to show a very simple, yet a very effective principle that is present in every game of chess. While our opponent’s moves are providing vital information about their intentions, still we often fail to understand them in their entirety. By entirety, I mean not only understanding their intention, but also their drawbacks.
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