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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
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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5 Types of Chess Players Which Are Impossible to Improve
Yury Markushin
11.13.2015
Yury Markushin
Every chess player wants to improve their game. There are some players, for which improving is extremely difficult. And we’re not talking about those players who hit their rating ceiling, plateaued or physically (or should I say theoretically) are not capable of playing better chess. No, these players cannot improve for completely different reasons. Curious? Read on.
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Top 7 Deadly Training Mistakes to Avoid
Yury Markushin
09.10.2015
Yury Markushin
"How to improve at chess" is perhaps the most common and important question a chess player of any strength asks. In today's article we will focus more closely on this very important topic. Together, we will try to understand what are the seven training mistakes that you should avoid by all costs in order to get better at chess.
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Opening Tips
Crushing Attacks Against the Sicilian: The Keres Attack
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.11.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The “Keres Attack” against the Scheveningen variation of the Sicilian is a well known name among the chess aficionados all over the world. However, knowing the origin, the main ideas and the players who developed this variation and converted it into the most dangerous weapon against the Scheveningen is another thing.
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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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The Scotch: A solid and reliable variation against 1…e5
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.02.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Opening theory is like clothes fashion. People play whatever is played the most, what the leading experts play whether they have an original feeling for it or not, like following the latest trend dictated by a fashion super model.  
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