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Yury Markushin
Yury Markushin
03.31.2017
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Yury Markushin
03.31.2017

An opening is the first, most fundamental stage of the game. Opening play often decides how the game progresses into the middlegame and then into the endgame. Typically, slight opening inaccuracies and mistake don’t lead to instant defeat. However, when the mistake is serious enough and the opponent is strong a single opening mistake can […]

Yury Markushin
Yury Markushin
11.14.2016
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Yury Markushin
11.14.2016

Magnus Carlsen and his Openings: Every player wants to play like the famous Magnus Carlsen. We saw him crashing his competition, winning tournament after tournament and match after match. He has many perks including photographic memory, super-human IQ, and the ability to stay focused for 6-7 hours straight. That’s not the only reason he is […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.11.2015
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.11.2015

Keres Attack against the Scheveningen variation of the Sicilian is a well-known name among chess aficionados all over the world. However, knowing the origin, the main ideas, and the players who developed this variation and converted it into the most dangerous weapon against the Scheveningen is another thing.

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
11.09.2015
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
11.09.2015

Staunton Pawn Structure or the so-called Arab Pawn Structure can be found on the board very often in the English Opening. It is probably one of the most aesthetic pawn formations, with 4 pawns in the center accompanied by the knight pawns one square behind. With a little imagination, we can think of a castle […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
06.18.2015
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
06.18.2015

Grand Prix variation against the Sicilian is among the lines that most people study once and move on. A short knowledge of the theory and a few clear ideas is enough to play against it. However, when meeting a specialist of the line, that may not be enough. A few years ago, I was playing […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.14.2014
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.14.2014

In today’s lesson, WGM Raluca Sgîrcea and IM Renier Castellanos will take a look at one of the most common Black’s responses after 1. e4 – 1…c4. The opening will be looked at from the white’s perspective, featuring the most common and successful plans in defeating the Najdorf without playing sharp variations and risking losing […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.08.2014
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.08.2014

In today’s article, WGM Raluca Sgîrcea and IM Renier Castellanos will teach you the fundamentals of the King’s Indian Defense, one of the most popular opening systems played against 1.d4 on virtually all levels from novice players to Super Grandmasters. We will primarily focus on one of the most solid lines that white has: the […]

Chessbibliophile
Chessbibliophile
03.05.2014
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Chessbibliophile
03.05.2014

In the current update on ChessPublishing.com our columnist offers you some Scotch by way of refreshment-Ed.

John Herron
John Herron
08.13.2012
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John Herron
08.13.2012

There are three things you should try not to do in the opening. They will hurt your game rather than help it. There are some exceptions, but generally these are mistakes you should avoid.

John Herron
John Herron
04.27.2012
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John Herron
04.27.2012

A chess game begins with the opening. The opening is the first ten to fifteen moves. Get off to a good start and you will have a good game. Get off to a bad start and you will have a bad game. There are three strategies you should use to begin your games. These strategies […]