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Yury Markushin
Yury Markushin
07.24.2022
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Yury Markushin
07.24.2022

Fantasy Variation vs. Caro-Kann? Caro-Kann is easily one of the most solid defenses Black can come up with. Almost ZERO holes in the position. But great chess players say, when there exist no holes, you must poke… and create them.

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.29.2022
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.29.2022

The most popular way to start the game is by moving the King’s pawn two squares forward. This move has been played for centuries and is the move that most beginners are taught to start with. It is one of the most correct first moves, as it opens two pieces, the Queen and the light-squared […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.28.2019
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.28.2019

Studying the games of the classical players is a well-known way of training for the players who want to improve their strength and their overall chess understanding. What better way to learn is there than from the very best? Understanding their train of thought, their personality and their training routine can be a great source […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.26.2019
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.26.2019

Caro-Kann Structure Explained in Details: The pawn structure in the diagram above is very familiar in chess practice. It can arise from openings like Slav and Semi-Slav, Alekhine, Scandinavian, French, and of course Caro-Kann, the latter being the most common source of appearance. The special thing about such a structure is that although white has […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
08.24.2018
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
08.24.2018

Playing Better Blitz Chess: Quite often we have met club players who perform well in tournaments with classical time control and give a strong appearance of being underrated players. However, when the time trouble comes they tend to collapse quite easily. The same is seen at rapid and blitz events; some players can’t even finish […]

Yury Markushin
Yury Markushin
05.29.2017
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Yury Markushin
05.29.2017

Openings: Finding a good one is not an easy task. Many club players get confused with all the information available and are not sure what to select. Things become especially tricky when it comes to playing with black pieces. Should you play the Sicilian, Spanish, or Caro-Kann? How should you study them and where do […]

Yury Markushin
Yury Markushin
04.01.2016
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Yury Markushin
04.01.2016

Caro-Kann Defense is black’s asymmetrical response to 1.e4. It is a very solid opening and it tends to yield the quiet and positional type of games. Straight from the opening black gets a superior pawn structure which may lead to a more favorable endgame. It is popular on both club and professional levels. Today we […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.20.2016
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.20.2016

Caro-Kann has been enjoying popularity for the last few years and it is not the first time in our series of articles that we mention it. It is a defense with an old reputation of being passive and only suitable for those positional players who like to keep the game quiet.

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
08.21.2015
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
08.21.2015

Caro Kann Defense is well known for being a solid defense against white’s 1.e4. For many years, it had a reputation of being a passive opening, suitable for a player who is happily playing for a draw. Nothing more distant from the truth! How to fight against it with 4.h4?!