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IM Zaur Tekeyev
02.22.2024
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Dushan Popovitsh
02.22.2024

Slav Defense is one of the best ways of dealing with the Queen’s Gambit with Black. It leads to solid positions with easy development and chances to play for a win. No wonder the Slav took a firm place in the repertoires of the best players in the world.

Prasanna Kumar
02.18.2024
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Dushan Popovitsh
02.18.2024

The World Chess Championship is the pinnacle of the chess world. A crown that many players have fought for over the decades. Some of the best chess games ever were played in World Championship matches.

The competition has a rich legacy and has had its share of dramas and controversies. However, on the board, the players always strived to produce the best game possible.

Prasanna Kumar
02.15.2024
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Dushan Popovitsh
02.15.2024

Chess strategy is key to becoming a master of the game. It is an integral part of the game that is set in motion from the first move. Learning chess strategy and applying it prevents us from playing aimlessly and just shuffling pieces around.

The strategy helps us to achieve our objectives. With a solid understanding of chess strategy, we’ll be able to anticipate the opponent’s moves and formulate a winning plan.

Prasanna Kumar
02.13.2024
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Dushan Popovitsh
02.13.2024

A player new to chess often asks the question how do you win at chess?

While the question “How to win at chess?” seems simple, its answer unfolds as we play the game.

To win in chess certain conditions need to be met. In the following sections, we discuss the conditions and how you can win or lose a chess game.

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 their heads.

Does this sound familiar?

Prasanna Kumar
02.09.2024
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Dushan Popovitsh
02.09.2024

The French Defense is a vast opening. It has a distinct flair to it that attracts players of all strengths. Some players like Wolfgang Uhlmann are such devout French players that they have played only the French defense throughout their entire career.

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.

Prasanna Kumar
02.02.2024
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Dushan Popovitsh
02.02.2024

Akiba Rubinstein (1880-1961), a chess giant who learned the game later than most, rose like a meteor through the ranks. Ditching early aspirations to be a Rabbi, he chose to be a chess professional by moving to the vibrant chess hub of Lodz, Poland.

Dushan Popovitsh
01.30.2024

Chess is a complex game and, to get better at it, you will need to work on its two components – tactics and strategy. When we talk about tactics, we usually talk about something immediate. For example, you can use tactics to punish a mistake your opponent has made in two or three moves.

Yury Markushin
01.28.2024
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Dushan Popovitsh
01.28.2024

In Positional Chess for Intermediate Players, GM Marian Petrov deep dives into the most important positional chess principles.