TCW Academy

Yury Markushin
04.06.2022
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Yury Markushin
04.06.2022

Chess Strategy and its principles. Have you been trying to improve at chess for months without seeing any noticeable progress? You’ve been working on all the “most important” elements of chess just to see no rating gain at all?

Yury Markushin
03.23.2022
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Yury Markushin
03.23.2022

David Bronstein: He was one of the top players for 30 years… He narrowly missed a chance to become a World Champion (although Kasparov later wrote he should have, based on the quality of his play)… His main weapon was tactics & brilliant combinations… Any guess what player are we talking about!?

Yury Markushin
03.23.2022
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Yury Markushin
03.23.2022

Tigran Petrosian: Do you want to get consistent results and watch your rating grow year after year? Forget about risky combinations or double-edged play… What if you could win most of your games without putting your hard-earned Elo points on the line? What if there was a way to minimize your opponent’s chances while maximizing […]

Yury Markushin
02.02.2022
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Yury Markushin
02.02.2022

Looking for a reliable weapon against 1.e4, but don’t want to spend your entire life keeping up with the theory? Chess should be fun, after all… GM Marian Petrov is back to train you on playing the Hyper-Accelerated Dragon, an ultra-modern opening that avoids most of the dangerous play by White.

Yury Markushin
02.02.2022
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Yury Markushin
02.02.2022

Want to keep your opponents constantly guessing and not knowing what you are up to? Play the 1.Nf3. It is a super flexible opening, that can transpose into literally… anything.

Suman Chatterjee
01.03.2022
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Suman Chatterjee
01.03.2022

Remember the Abaci you see in ancient Chinese movies? If only CALCULATING was that easy in chess. In fact, it is often far more complicated and subtle than we realize or want to admit. Yes, yes, this piece goes here, that piece goes there, then this piece goes here… I get it.

Suman Chatterjee
01.03.2022
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Suman Chatterjee
01.03.2022

They say chess is 99% tactics… But I have to disagree. Chess is 100% strategy. Think about it. From the very first move, you are trying to find a small gap… that little crevice inside your opponent’s rock-solid game.

Suman Chatterjee
12.09.2021
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Suman Chatterjee
12.09.2021

When two of the GOATs played an opening in a World Championship match 5 times, and… (Kasparov and Karpov played this opening in the 1984 WCC match.) The smartest chess bot plays this opening against another supercomputer for a win, you know that… The opening is worth it.

Suman Chatterjee
12.09.2021
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Suman Chatterjee
12.09.2021

“…one of the most complicated and difficult to know and understand.” – Valeri Lilov The Benoni Defense is dynamic and dangerous…against White’s 1.d4 opening. It can be the center of your opening repertoire that can rattle White’s not-so-well-thought plans in mere few moves!

Yury Markushin
11.09.2021
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Yury Markushin
11.09.2021

Tired of White getting a stable advantage after 1.d4? GM Marian Petrov recommends playing Benoni Defense, as an unorthodox weapon against 1.d4 players.