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Imagine if there was a “magic” strategy that lets you win your games… The bad news is… there is no ONE strategy that could do all that (or at least I’m not aware of it). The good news is, there is the next best thing.
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 […]
Nowadays there are many chess players who focus a lot on theory and trying to get an advantage, even the slightest one, in the resulting middlegame. With the advance of technology and all the strong engines available, the search for novelties is constant. Many players invest a lot of time in learning long complicated lines […]
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, […]
Piece strategy means making your pieces better. Better pieces lead to better moves, and better moves lead to a better game. What is a better piece? A better piece is a piece that is well placed on the board, or a piece that works well with other pieces.