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Chess strategy is key to becoming a master of the game. It is an integral part of the game that is set in motion from the first move. Learning chess strategy and applying it prevents us from playing aimlessly and just shuffling pieces around. The strategy helps us to achieve our objectives. With a solid […]
Most club players can nail a mate-in-3 or spot a sneaky discovered attack. They’re pretty good at wrapping up the King and Pawn Endgame and can play a couple of opening moves without breaking a sweat. But, when it comes to positional chess… …Even the players rated 1800 or 1900 FIDE often end up scratching […]
Chess is a complex game and, to get better at it, you will need to work on its two components – tactics and strategy. When we talk about tactics, we usually talk about something immediate. For example, you can use tactics to punish a mistake your opponent has made in two or three moves.
Did you know that a typical chess player improves on average under 100 points a year? At that pace, it’ll take you 5 years to reach 2000 Elo if you’re currently 1500… or 7-10 years to reach 2200… But, the reality is… most people will give up halfway, and will never make it. And there […]
Chess Strategy and its principles. Have you been trying to improve at chess for months without seeing any noticeable progress? You’ve been working on all the “most important” elements of chess just to see no rating gain at all?
Chess Strategy is what separates a grandmaster from an international master in chess. It’s his level of positional understanding and ability to formulate an accurate strategy on ANY move, in ANY position, and at ANY time. The process is subtle and subliminal—not much on the outside, rather on the inside. If you watch a GM […]
Chess Strategy and Tactics are two big parts of this game. There are games that can be classified as positional and games where the tactical, attacking ideas dominate. However, most of the time, the two go hand in hand, and a game that had a slow, quiet start, could finish with a beautiful sacrifice. In […]
The study of basic chess strategy is one of the things that will help you improve your level and become a better player in time. It is amazing to see how many times strong masters win their games against lower-rated opponents by applying the very basics of chess strategy and showing a better positional understanding, […]
We get tons of questions, all of which come down to this “I know what to do in the opening, I know how to start the game, but then I begin to struggle… unless I have a clear attack I really don’t know what to do in the middlegame”. In this course, IM Kolosowski will […]