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Yury Markushin
10.31.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.31.2009

About The Author of this Chess Lectures Series ~ My name is Asgard Rambaldi, my elo is 2274 (Peak rating 2338), I’m from Never ever land ~ This channel is exclusively about chess.. Meaning that I don’t use it for anything but Creating and Watching chess videos, posting comments, rating and subscribing chess-material I’m playing the FICS server where my handle is Opinel I have decided to create an account on You Tube mainly because I want to help people learn this ancient game. I have studied many things in my life (Computer science, nutrition and am currently a med student) but none as profound as chess (schach-mat), I’ve learned a lot about life through chess!

Yury Markushin
10.08.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.08.2009

A lot of people are snatch-and-grab, fast-paced types who love expediency and the thought of cruising to an easy victory. For this demographic, the game of checkers has long been a fun activity. With no in-depth strategy needed, players scream, “King me!” as they jump their opponent’s pieces en route to the boards opposite end. But the game of chess, on the other hand, is considered the game of true Kings; a thinking man’s game that involves detailed strategy and a fearless disposition that never shies away from danger.

Yury Markushin
10.08.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.08.2009

What is blindfold chess (BF)?

According to Wikipedia it is a way to play chess, when play is conducted without players having sight of the position of pieces nor physical contact with them. How many times have you been amazed by somebody’s ability to easily and effortlessly calculate long variations during a game or come up with a neat tactics? I can bet that players who do such things are able to play well at blindfold chess. What does the BF chess do to help your game? First of it helps a lot in developing a good board visualization. When player is able to visualize a position in the head his calculation speed greatly increases, blunders are almost completely eliminated; new tactical ideas come up during a game and so on. Every strong player today is able to play blindfold chess.

Yury Markushin
10.08.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.08.2009

This is a list of 27 most important chess traits represented in form of quotes from the greatest chess players of all times: Kaparov, Fischer, Karpov, Lasker, Tarrasch and many others. To be good at something we need to understand what and how the greatest think about the subject. That applies to chess as well; by exploring minds of greatest chess players it is possible to better understand the nature of this game. Enough philosophy, enjoy the list of quotes about chess!

Yury Markushin
10.08.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.08.2009

What is chess? According to the Oxford dictionary “a board game for two players, the object of which is to put the opponent’s king under a direct attack, leading to checkmate”.

In other words chess is a board game in which the main idea is to destroy your opponents army and finally to checkmate the king. If you are completely new to chess I recommend reading Basic Chess Rules: Easy Guide to Learn Chess article first.What makes chess so unique from the rest of the board games is the fact that there are almost infinite number of positions that can arise.

Yury Markushin
10.08.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.08.2009

Here is a list of 7 mistakes most commonly seen on the amateur level.

Many chess players just do not realize why they keep losing these games. The answer is simple.

These players keep making the same mistakes over and over again, in every single game they play.

How many games could have been won by avoiding these simple mistakes most people make? Take a look at the list and you will avoid these blunders!

Yury Markushin
10.08.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.08.2009

ELO is the most popular rating system which is used to calculate chess strength of players in FIDE, USCF and the majority of chess federations and online chess websites (like ICC or Yahoo! chess). The higher ELO rating is the stronger a player is. In ELO system, a player moves from one class to another (say from class C to class B) for every 200 points earned. If the difference between ELO ratings of two players is 200 points, the strongest player will win about 75% of games. If the difference between ratings is 400 points, the stronger player will win about 95% of games. If the difference is 600 points the stronger side will most likely win 99.999% of all games. Let’s say somebody with 1400 ELO plays somebody with 2000 ELO. The second one will win all games. Well, except for those drawn in case of tornado or fire…

Yury Markushin
10.08.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.08.2009

Are you just beginning to play chess and want to know why do you keep loosing these games to a player who is not even good? I will give you couple of vital suggestions and tips that will dramatically improve your chess playing strength.

Let’s go over the most important concepts. The first stage of the complex game of chess called the opening. In the opening it is very important to develop chess pieces. That’s what the opening is made for, to mobilize your chess army. Bishops should be placed on open diagonals, knights in the center and rooks on the open files. If you place chess pieces in this special order you make the task of your opponent to checkmate you a lot harder than if your pieces are poorly developed. There are also more opportunities to launch an attack and crush your opponent if pieces are placed effectively. It is also a very good idea to castle as early as possible since the pawns and rook are excellent guards for your king. It is a lot harder to checkmate castled king, remember that. The second stage of chess is called middle game.

Yury Markushin
10.06.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.06.2009

Q. Which of the central squares are more important – d4, d5, e4 or e5?  As a point of reference, let’s say the player is playing White. Can you explain why?

A. That depends if you playing so-called light squared game or dark squared game – which basically means what squares you are trying to dominate. So, if you place pawns on d4 & e5 – light squares (increasing the value for light squred bishop) become more important since black squares are being occupied by pawns.

Yury Markushin
10.06.2009
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Yury Markushin
10.06.2009

Club players often seek common tips, rules, and ideas to apply in their games.

Having a framework based on general rules is a huge plus in all three phases of chess.

That’s where this article comes into play. We have compiled a list of the 24 most important tips and tricks that will help you make the right decisions and best moves over the board.