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learning from alekhine play
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
05.24.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
There is probably little we could say about Alexander Alekhine that is new to our readers. He is considered to be one of the greatest players ever and his games are an inspiration to every chess aficionado. He became the fourth World Champion in 1927, after defeating the Cuban legend Jose Raul Capablanca. He defended his title until 1935 when his reign was put on hold for a short time by Max Euwe. However, he regained the title in 1937 and kept it until his death, in 1946.
Training Tips
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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10 Chess Patterns Every Player Should Know
Yury Markushin
10.31.2016
Yury Markushin
We always hear strong players talking about the importance of recognizing chess patterns. What do they mean by that? What are these magical chess patterns we need to know and recognize? If you’re confused don’t worry, after reading this article you won’t be. You will understand exactly what chess patterns are and will learn 10 very important chess patters that every chess player should know.
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One Hour Chess Challenge
Yury Markushin
09.13.2015
Yury Markushin
Most players complain that studying chess is hard and extremely time consuming. They say something among these lines: “I would study chess, but my life is too short for that, I have other responsibilities…” These players think that to study chess you need to give up everything else, and focus solely on the game.  
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Opening Tips
5 Most Important Opening Ideas You Must Know
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
11.11.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Chess is a game of rules and principles supported by the reality of concrete moves. To play well is not only necessary to calculate at a reasonable level but also to have a fine understanding of the concepts and principles of the game. Club players often base their skills solely on seeking moves, quick tactics with immediate gains or trading pieces for the sake of trading.
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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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3 Most Common Opening Mistakes to Avoid
Yury Markushin
02.24.2016
Yury Markushin
Every chess player knows how important the opening preparation is. A good opening knowledge can give you an advantage necessary to get a comfortable Middlegame as white or help to equalize as black. In today’s article we will talk about 3 most common opening preparation mistakes that you must avoid at all costs. Let’s get started.
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