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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
10 Tips for Becoming a More Productive Chess Player
Yury Markushin
01.14.2015
Yury Markushin
Many chess players complain that they don’t have enough time to work on chess and play chess because of their other responsibilities such as school, work, family, relationship and so on. In fact, the time constraint, is the number one factor that prevents most adult players from improving their game. Is it possible to work on chess more efficiently and to get the results you want by spending less time? If you want to know how, this article is for you.
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5 Simple Tips That Will Skyrocket Your Chess
Yury Markushin
09.23.2015
Yury Markushin
Many chess players have trouble improving at chess. Even when they have the right resources and motivation to work on the game they make progress very slowly and cannot achieve their goals. In this article we will give you five very important tips that will take your chess training to the next level.
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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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Opening Tips
Bartel’s Fresh Idea in The Najdorf Defense
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.21.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Opening theory advances at super speed nowadays. One idea is played today, and tomorrow players from all around the world already have the eye on it and the engines running in order to find antidote and improvements. It's hard to be original these days; however, the Grandmaster Mateusz Bartel demonstrated that there are still ideas to be developed and they can be played at the highest level.
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New Trends in The Sicilian: Dare to Try 2.Be2!?
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
07.31.2015
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
It is no secret that the Sicilian Defense occupies a huge percentage of the training and study time of the majority of chess players. Working out the mainlines of the most popular choices for black, memorizing forced variations or finding novelties in critical positions is all part of the day to day training.
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The English Opening: A Solid Weapon for Attacking Players
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.10.2016
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Besides the common opening moves 1.e4 and 1.d4, white's most popular move is 1.c4, known as the English Opening. The English Opening is a perfect choice for aggressive players who prefer to play schemes and creative plans rather than memorizing heavy theory. Of course, there is a great deal of theory in the English Opening as well, but the character of the opening is a lot less forced.
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