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Prasanna Kumar
06.14.2024
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Dushan Popovitsh
06.14.2024

The opening stage of the game is the easiest phase of the game. Pieces are all in their pre-defined positions and we know what each piece should do in our opening of choice. However, we often get out of ‘book’ and have to rely on our knowledge. This is the tricky part as we cannot invest much time into thinking and working out the details as we need time for the middlegame and endgame as well. This is where we rely on tried and tested opening principles to get us to a playable position.

Yury Markushin
06.14.2024
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Dushan Popovitsh
06.14.2024

Tired of positional play? Looking for an active opening, no one is really prepared for? IM Marcin Sieciechowicz’s top pick… the Benko Gambit.

Yury Markushin
06.14.2024
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Dushan Popovitsh
06.14.2024

IM Marcin Sieciechowicz reveals his 5-elements of calculation strategy that will help you find those hidden moves in your positions.

Yury Markushin
06.13.2024
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Dushan Popovitsh
06.13.2024

Today, you’re in luck! Grab a free mini-course on how to think like a grandmaster.

Ever found yourself in a middlegame, scratching your head, unsure of what to play next?

You might have three moves that look the same, but guess what? Pick wrong, and you’re lost.

Prasanna Kumar
06.10.2024
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Dushan Popovitsh
06.10.2024

The King’s Gambit, an opening of the romantics in the 19th Century. Players know it for the wild sacrifices and decisive attacks on the enemy King. This strategy is easy to understand because Checkmate ends the game. From a strategic point of view, we get the most out of the game when we pressure our opponent and force him to our will on the board.

Prasanna Kumar
06.07.2024
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Dushan Popovitsh
06.07.2024

Players always need to have a strategy in mind. In the middlegame strategy guides us to our goals. A player can go for either an active or passive strategy. But in sequential games like chess, it is good to have an active strategy. But whether to go for an active strategy or a passive one is fully up to the judgment of the player.

Yury Markushin
06.04.2024
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Dushan Popovitsh
06.04.2024

What if you could take some creativity… Gain tons of initiative… And finally, launch a vicious attack on your opponent’s king… without ever going into the endgame?

Prasanna Kumar
05.31.2024
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Dushan Popovitsh
05.31.2024

One of the most frustrating aspects of being a beginner in chess is the scattered nature of available learning resources. Countless books, online lectures, and DVDs offer conflicting advice, leaving newcomers feeling confused and directionless. “The Best Chess Courses for Beginners” focuses on simple, easy-to-learn concepts and the authors teach straightforwardly.

Prasanna Kumar
05.27.2024
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Dushan Popovitsh
05.27.2024

Successfully checkmating an opponent is one of the most thrilling experiences for a beginner in chess. It is also one of the ultimate goals of a chess player to master the art of checkmating. As you gain experience, you will realize that checkmate in chess can occur at any stage of the game, from the opening to the endgame, and can be a result of a brilliant combination or sacrifice, or a consequence of a blunder or oversight.

Dushan Popovitsh
05.24.2024

Let’s take a look at my selection of 10 Best Opening Wins of All Time… Chess miniatures are always fun to go over and analyze. They are usually possible only because one side makes a big mistake in the opening, allowing the opponent to take over the initiative. Nevertheless, they promise to be very entertaining and full of tactics.