Latest Post Show All
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
3 Things That Most Players Think They Should Do to Improve at Chess (and What They Really Should Do)
Yury Markushin
04.01.2015
Yury Markushin
Many amateur chess players have certain stereotypes about chess training that are pretty difficult to break. They believe in it very strongly and not willing to change their vision. That is one of the key reasons why they have such a hard time improving their game. Today we will discuss these things in detail.
Continue reading
5 Steps to Calculating Likes a Grandmaster
Yury Markushin
10.12.2015
Yury Markushin
All chess players know that grandmasters can calculate many moves ahead, evaluate the position, and deliver the final blow. How do they do that? Is there a way an ordinary chess player can learn to calculate many moves ahead like masters do? In this article, we will answer those questions and show you a simple schematic that will tremendously help at calculating moves.
Continue reading
The 5 Whys Method: Analyzing Your Chess
Yury Markushin
11.18.2015
Yury Markushin
Many players want to find the cause of their chess problems, but have no idea how to do that. Even when they analyze their games they do not dig deep enough in order to identify the very root of the problem. In today’s article we will talk about one very famous method that can be applied for finding the problems in one’s game, the Method of Five Whys.  
Continue reading
Opening Tips
5 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Opening Play
Yury Markushin
10.26.2015
Yury Markushin
Many players think that their opening preparation is the weakest piece of the chess chain. Regardless of whether that's true or not it makes sense to work on all parts of the game. It is not wise to disregard any elements of chess and opening is no exception. Today we will talk about the five ways to improve your opening play.
Continue reading
Typical Pawn Formations: The Staunton Pawn Structure
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
11.09.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Very often in the English Opening we can find on the board the so-called Arab pawn structure, or the Staunton pawn structure, as I learned it. It is probably one of the most aesthetic pawn formations, with 4 pawns in the in the center accompanied by the knight pawns one square behind. With a little imagination we can think of a castle with two towers on each side.
Continue reading
10 Best Games on Sicilian Defence
Yury Markushin
01.15.2016
Yury Markushin
Sicilian Defense is one of the most common openings that can be seen on all levels of chess competition. If you are the 1.e4 player the chances are very high that your opponent will reply 1…c5 and transpose into some variation of the Sicilian Defense. It is very important to know how to play this famous opening for both sides, for White as well as for Black. In this article we will explore some of the most famous game on Sicilian Defense.
Continue reading

FREE VIDEO DOWNLOAD

Learn how chess masters make decisions and start winning games
Your privacy is safe I will never share your information.