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how to beat grandmasters
Yury Markushin
05.29.2017
Yury Markushin
Finding a good opening is not an easy task. Many club players get confused with all the information available and not sure what to select. The things become especially tricky when it comes to playing with black pieces.  Should you play the Sicilian, Spanish or Caro-Kann? How should you study the openings and where do you get the information? Do you need dozens of books and chess courses to understand the opening well enough to be competitive?
Training Tips
Developing The Sense of Danger
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.24.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Creating a suitable working plan in order to improve our chess is never easy. It is very important to find the right material, but it is perhaps even more important to know what to work on. This can only be done by analyzing your own games and trying to find your weaknesses. You have to draw your own conclusions and decide what part of the game you have to work on.
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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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How to Unlock Your Grandmaster Mind
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.23.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Understanding the game of chess is not something exclusive to the world top players. Chess can be understood by all chess fans and enthusiasts who are willing to learn new things about the game every day. In this article, we would like to explain to you how you can improve your level and get closer to the mind of a Grandmaster.
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Opening Tips
What is New in Theory? (November 2016)
Chessbibliophile
11.10.2016
Chessbibliophile
ChessPublishing.com is a well-known site devoted to opening theory. This column deals with updates on recent developments from the site. Focus would be bothon topical variationsand rare lines that can be used in practice-Ed.
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11 Best Games on Queen’s Gambit Declined
Yury Markushin
04.08.2016
Yury Markushin
Queen's Gambit Declined is a very popular variation of the Queen's Gambit in which black declines the pawn sacrifice offered by white. Move 2...e6 supports the central pawn, and releases the dark squared bishop. Black obtains a solid position, but gives white some edge in the center as well as making light squared bishop passive. In some variations black can totally give up the center playing ...dxc4. This defense is probably one of the safest ways for black to treat 1.d4. Many great games were played with this opening and will will explore some of them in this article.
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The King’s Indian: Fighting The Popular 6.h3 Variation
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
06.08.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Despite all the rumors about dubious lines, allegedly refuted variations and "black is simply worse" statements by chess players all around, our beloved Kings Indian defense stays alive and kicking. It is, without any doubt, one of the best openings to play against either 1.c4, 1.Nf3 and of course 1.d4. Even those who don't always play it still have it in their opening arsenal ready to use it when a draw is not suitable.
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