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beginner to competitive
Yury Markushin
02.24.2020
Yury Markushin
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 clear understanding of some of the basic strategy elements and tactical patterns.
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beginner to competitive
Yury Markushin
02.24.2020
Yury Markushin
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 clear understanding of some of the basic strategy elements and tactical patterns.
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complex middlegames tcw academy
Yury Markushin
02.12.2020
Yury Markushin
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 thing or two about attacking in the middlegames.
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academy
Yury Markushin
01.14.2020
Yury Markushin
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 months, actually took us over 9 months :)
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5 Types of Chess Players Which Are Impossible to Improve
Yury Markushin
11.13.2015
Yury Markushin
Every chess player wants to improve their game. There are some players, for which improving is extremely difficult. And we’re not talking about those players who hit their rating ceiling, plateaued or physically (or should I say theoretically) are not capable of playing better chess. No, these players cannot improve for completely different reasons. Curious? Read on.
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5 Training Tips to Skyrocket Your Chess
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.30.2018
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
The daily chess training is something every ambitious player should take seriously. No matter what your rating is, if your goal is to become a better player within a short period of time you must train regularly and actively. This is, of course, an obvious observation, the question is how? What exactly should you be doing in order to achieve your goal?
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5 Ways to Improve Your Positional Play
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.13.2017
WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos
Chess players are constantly on the look for new “recipes” in their quest of getting better at chess. Some players think that they should give a lot of importance to the opening, others to tactics and so on. Truth is, working on only one aspect of the game won’t help you get better overall; you have to study all of them equally. Suppose you only solve tactics; it will be very difficult to find a correct plan in a static position.
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