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The pawn structure is probably one of the elements that we need to pay more attention to during our games. It defines the character of the play, the direction of our attacks, and the plans we have to make. Pawn structures are the foundations that keep a position together. In this article, we are going […]
A game of chess is full of emotions. We give our best over the chess board and try to play well and win, but it doesn’t always go according to the plan. Especially after having played a good game for many hours a loss can feel painful and disappointing. It is perfectly normal and there’s […]
Chess has many personalities, from World Champions to famous writers and strong Grandmasters who never won the supreme title. All of them have contributed to the chess world with their games and ideas put in practice, as well as with in depth analysis and material to help chess players improve. It is difficult to say […]
Mistakes are part of the learning process, they say. We have to go wrong in order to get better. However, it is safe to say that in chess everybody prefers to avoid mistakes, or at least make as little as possible. It can be frustrating to see how a good game turns into a nightmare […]
Bird’s opening is a standard flank opening which is characterized by the move 1.f4! White’s main idea involves controlling the strategic e5 square. This offers great attacking possibilities, but slightly weakens the king’s side. This opening move is ranked 6th by popularity. This opening is not something you will see very often in GM tournaments, […]
Many chess players are asking what they should do right before an important game to help their performance. There are many different things to take into consideration but I’m focusing only on the most important ones. I’m giving you an outline of 7 things you should do just few hours before the round to positively […]
Winning at chess on under 1800 level is not as hard as it sounds. Outcome of most games is decided by serious mistakes or blunders. If you want to consistently win at his level, there are certain rules you need to follow and skills you should master. You don’t need to have an extraordinary talent, […]
Games #1: Our first game is the victory of Wojtaszek over Alexei Shirov from the European Club Championship. A neat win by White, showing an excellent opening preparation in the Semi Slav Defense.
Our first game was played in the Universities Tournament held in Armenia. A major upset by a player rated 2223 beating his opponent Ter Sahakyan rated 2601 in fantastic style. One of the best attacking games you can see recently. A must see game!
For this edition of the 3 best games, we have selected two games played in the strong Russian team championship and the surprise win of the Italian IM Nicola Altini over the top GM Maxime Vachier Lagrave. The first game shows some very sharp play in the Adams Attack of the Najdorf Variation.