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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
5 Most Effective Chess Training Techniques You Have to Try
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
10.14.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Have you ever felt like you have reached the top of your level? Times goes by and you see no improvement in your play? In this article we want to give you 5 training tips that could change this situation drastically. Each one of us has different strengths and weaknesses, as well as different amount of time available for chess. However, there are general and tested methods that guarantee improvement within months. Here is a list with what we consider the most effective exercises.
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3 Problems Most Chess Players face just Starting Out
Yury Markushin
03.20.2015
Yury Markushin
In this article we will focus on the most common problems that many chess players are facing when they start their chess journey. We won’t be focusing on the complete beginners who just learned how chess pieces move. But rather we will talk about what problems many improving players have. Let’s tackle them one-by-one.
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5 Ways to Improve Your Positional Play
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.13.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Chess players are constantly on the look for new “recipes” in their quest of getting better at chess. Some players think that they should give a lot of importance to the opening, others to tactics and so on. Truth is, working on only one aspect of the game won’t help you get better overall; you have to study all of them equally. Suppose you only solve tactics; it will be very difficult to find a correct plan in a static position.
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Opening Tips
Queen’s Pawn Opening: Surprising Black
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
09.15.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Nowadays it is difficult to find new ideas in the opening. Most of the main lines have been thoroughly analyzed and some sidelines are too risky to even try. Nevertheless, there are still systems that have not been deeply examined yet, as is the case of the variation that we will present you in this article.
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7 Most Important Opening Principles
Yury Markushin
05.15.2015
Yury Markushin
Many chess players get in trouble in the openings because they are not familiar with general opening principles. These players may know the opening lines that they usually play, but if something goes differently they get confused and in danger to get inferior position and even lose the game. The goal of this article is to remind you of these seven very important opening principles that every chess player must know.
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Queen’s Gambit: The Ragozin Defense
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
08.11.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The Ragozin Defense has become very popular nowadays against the move 1.d4. Given its flexibility in the move order, black can employ it in different move orders, depending on white’s starting move.
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