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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 Chess Training Rules You Gotta Break
Yury Markushin
12.25.2015
Yury Markushin
Most chess players know the fundamental training rules. In order to improve at chess, they need to play more games, solve tactics, work with the books, and so on. Ironically, following the rules without good understanding may be something that prevents them from reaching new heights. Chess masters know very well that oftentimes breaking training rules will help a player much more than blindly following them.
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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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Visualization Chess Training
Yury Markushin
04.29.2015
Yury Markushin
Position visualization is a very important ability. This ability allows a chess player to calculate tactics precisely multiple moves ahead and most importantly it makes it possible to picture and evaluate the final position correctly. This is exactly what Magnus Carlsen was referring to when he was asked how many moves ahead he can calculate. Carlsen replied that the trick is to evaluate the final position, not simply to calculate the moves.
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Opening Tips
Uncompromised King’s Indian: Plans with c6 and Na6
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
05.02.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The King's Indian defense is not everyone's cup of tea. The closed positions that arise from this opening, the large space advantage given to white voluntarily and the race of attacks on opposite wings are elements difficult to dominate. However, the truth is that it is a fantastic defense and a very useful resource to have it ready in your arsenal.
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7 Best Games on King’s Indian Defense
Yury Markushin
01.22.2016
Yury Markushin
King's Indian Defense is a very popular hyper-modern opening that is a must-know for any chess player. In the King's Indian black deliberately allows white to take control of the center, with an idea to undermine it later on. There are few very important ideas that you must know in order to successfully play this opening. Today we will take a look at 7 best games played with King's Indian.
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King’s Indian Attack vs. the Dragon
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.15.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
We are always on the look to learn new opening ideas to surprise our opponents in the future. It doesn’t really matter whether it is an opening that we play or not; we see someone playing something and if it’s enough interesting for us we take a deeper look and use it in the next opportunity we have. That’s how it works at competitive level. In this article we are going to draw your attention to a short and easy to learn recipe against the Hyper-Accelerated Dragon that was played recently by the International Grandmaster Eduardas Rozentalis.
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