TCW Academy

Yury Markushin
05.31.2020
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Yury Markushin
05.31.2020

Chess is a very complex game. Not only you need to calculate very precisely, but also you need to understand the strategy of the game. And when it comes down to strategy, one of the most important issues is to understand the “active value of pieces”. At the very beginning, everyone learns the so-called “static […]

Yury Markushin
05.04.2020
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Yury Markushin
05.04.2020

Are you familiar with general endgame concepts, but don’t know where to take it from here? That’s where many club players are at, not knowing… what’s next? You are in luck because GM Jacek Stopa is talking ‘advanced endgame concepts’. All those concepts are extremely useful for practical players, and you’ll definitely learn something new […]

Yury Markushin
04.21.2020
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Yury Markushin
04.21.2020

In this course for intermediate and advanced players, GM Jacek Stopa will deep dive into some of the most important Rook Endgames. Rook endgames are some of the most common and complex type of endings in chess. If you master Rook Endgames, not only your overall level will improve, but you will also feel a […]

Yury Markushin
04.13.2020
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Yury Markushin
04.13.2020

It is always intriguing following the games of players like Petrosian and Topalov. They are well known for precise positional exchange sacrifice and a superb understanding of material imbalances. At the same time, ‘Material Imbalances’ is a difficult topic to grasp for most 1600-2000 rated-s.

Yury Markushin
03.23.2020
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Yury Markushin
03.23.2020

Are you 1200-1700 rated Club Player who wants to smoothly transition from opening to the middlegame and if necessary the endgame… ultimately winning your game? GM Marian Petrov is covering some of the most important [yet often missed at the club level] aspects of chess and making sure you get every advantage your deserve in […]

Yury Markushin
02.24.2020
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Yury Markushin
02.24.2020

This is a true beginner’s course which will take you from just ‘knowing the rules of the game’ to a competitive player which can hold his ground against more experienced opponents. This course is also perfect for those who have been playing for a while, but haven’t really studied chess and want to get a […]

Yury Markushin
02.12.2020
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Yury Markushin
02.12.2020

Today we are going to study a very interesting and important topic, how to win in opposite side castling positions. And one of the best chess players to learn from is indeed… Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (MVL). Maxime is one of the most aggressive of the super-GMs. With the peak Elo of 2819, he definitely knows a […]

Yury Markushin
01.14.2020
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Yury Markushin
01.14.2020

Sorry for making you wait so long… but we wanted making it just perfect for you! We start brainstorming ideas for TCW Academy in early 2019, and by the time we got everything together and start coding and filming, and coding and filming… it was already summer. Something that we expected to take us 3-5 […]