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Remember the Abaci you see in ancient Chinese movies? If only CALCULATING was that easy in chess. In fact, it is often far more complicated and subtle than we realize or want to admit. Yes, yes, this piece goes here, that piece goes there, then this piece goes here… I get it.
Chess Fortress: What is it, how to build one, and how can this knowledge help from the practical point of view? I would like to investigate a topic, that I find extremely important, yet it feels like it’s ignored and misunderstood by most club chess players. First, let’s define, that a fortress is a position […]
In the following position Black has just played ..Rh6. But White is a pawn up and still stands better. He could have maintained pressure with one or two good moves. With the clock ticking by and only seconds left he went on to lose. White to move Here is your little challenge. Take a hard […]
Many people ask me over and over again how to improve their chess game. I have written multiple articles on this theme including How to get better at chess: guide for all levels and Chess self improvement guide (if you haven’t yet, you may read them as well). Today I will give you some practical […]
I have written multiple articles about analyzing chess positions and about playing strategies in losing, drawish and winning positions. However, I did not specifically emphasized how to think during the game of chess in general. I understand, that each player is different and things that one uses may not work for the other or vice […]
Last week I was writing about playing chess in the lost positions. This week’s topic maybe sounding more straightforward, since most players assume (quiet incorrectly) that once position is winning it will stay so forever. These naive players think if their position is winning they are going to win the game automatically. It’s a real […]
Have you ever found yourself in a position where you think, you should win this endgame but don’t know how even though it looks so simple? Many players did. In fact, they failed to win these dead-won endgames and end up with a draw or even a “0” right next to their name. It feels […]