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Yury Markushin
02.10.2024
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Yury Markushin
02.10.2024

Most club players can nail a mate-in-3 or spot a sneaky discovered attack. They’re pretty good at wrapping up the King and Pawn Endgame and can play a couple of opening moves without breaking a sweat. But, when it comes to positional chess… …Even the players rated 1800 or 1900 FIDE often end up scratching […]

Yury Markushin
02.07.2024
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Yury Markushin
02.07.2024

Picture this. You’ve set up an unbreakable defense that White just can’t bust through. It’s like you’ve got an impenetrable fortress. Then you pick one of the winning combos and totally outplay your opponent… positionally.

Yury Markushin
11.28.2023
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Yury Markushin
11.28.2023

Big update! Tomorrow morning on Tuesday, November 28, at 8 A.M. EST, I’m unveiling something you’ll love, especially if your goal is to significantly enhance your chess abilities.

Yury Markushin
11.26.2023
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Yury Markushin
11.26.2023

In a previous post, I outlined the three major challenges that typically hinder average chess players from excelling in opening play. Quick recap, those are: Clarity: Which opening should you choose? Time: How can you learn them quickly? Memory: How can you recall the various lines effectively?

Yury Markushin
11.23.2023
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Yury Markushin
11.23.2023

Do you know that over 70% of club players consider studying openings as ‘very important‘? They spend on average 3-5 hours per week learning openings… And yet they improve by only 50-100 points per year (in a good case scenario). How do I know all that?

Yury Markushin
11.10.2023
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Yury Markushin
11.10.2023

We are very close to finishing our long-awaiting Opening Master: Complete Training for White. This is a complete opening preparation for White meticulously prepared by IM Milovan Ratkovic and  the rest of the team.

Yury Markushin
05.16.2023
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Yury Markushin
05.16.2023

Are you tired of spending countless hours on opening preparation with nothing to show for it? Many club players spend tons of time trying to learn openings, memorize variations, and book up on theory… but at the end of the day, this doesn’t help them to win any more games. Why? There are 3 biggest […]

Yury Markushin
02.01.2023
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Yury Markushin
02.01.2023

We are expanding our team and looking for a content writer to create high-quality chess content for our readers. This is a remote position that can be either full-time or part-time. It can start as part-time and transition into full-time. Interested? Please apply below!

Yury Markushin
01.02.2023
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Yury Markushin
01.02.2023

Happy 2023! I knew I could make it through this year because of you. Thank you for your friendship! We recently ran a survey to identify the 3 biggest areas where club players need improvement the most. And based on 1546 responses here is what we found. Here it is.

FM Viktor Neustroev
01.01.2023
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FM Viktor Neustroev
01.01.2023

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! I’m glad to announce a new Chess Tournament on our sister site ChessLance.com that we scheduled on January 2nd, 2023 at 11 AM EST! After all that Christmas hustle and bustle, family dinners, and maybe some nice travels and reunions with loved ones let’s get back to […]