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In the previous post, I shared the 3 reasons why average players only improve under 100 points a year. Quick recap… Time, Consistency, and the Method (or lack of it). And if you don’t wish to spend 5 years going from 1500 to 2000 (seriously, who does?)… this is for you.
It is easy to start playing chess. There are not many rules to learn, and everything seems logical. A beginner can enjoy the game once they find out how the pieces move. It gets even more exciting when you start learning different tactics and strategies. That is when you start seeing the true beauty of […]
Chess training is different for everybody. Everybody wants to get better, but the goal of a training schedule is not the same for everybody. There is no universal recipe for success; each player has to create their own training program based on their weaknesses. Some players need to improve their positional skills, others their calculation. […]
Sorry for making you wait so long… but we wanted making it just perfect for you! We start brainstorming ideas for TCW Academy in early 2019, and by the time we got everything together and start coding and filming, and coding and filming… it was already summer. Something that we expected to take us 3-5 […]
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. This is a very popular saying that’s even more popular among chess players. As good as you get, you can’t help but lose a game from time to time or draw a completely winning position which, to be honest, sometimes feels just as bad as a loss. Defeat is […]
Chess Training and Tournament Performance: One of the most difficult things to measure in chess is progress. No matter how much you train at home, how confident you are, or how many blitz games you win online it is the tournaments that will put a note on your efforts. As explained in several previous articles, […]
2018 was a turning point for TheChessWorld.com! We worked really hard to make sure you get the highest quality chess content on daily basis. We added over 200 new articles into the chess library which now consists of over 1000 items, covering everything chess from A to Z.
Gain ELO Points: Believe it or not, the title of this article is a frequent question among club players and aficionados. I’ve been asked this on several occasions while hanging out at the chess club. I couldn’t help but notice certain hopes for a “quick fix answer” as if there was a magic trick. Well, […]
Minor piece endgame, and a quite common one, was analyzed by me and my student a few days ago. One side has the bishop pair and 6 pawns (3 on each flank). And, the opponent has a knight and a bishop. Also, the 6 pawns are divided into 2 on the queenside and 4 on […]
Olympic Secrets For Club Players: I have been a member of my country’s Olympic team for more than a decade. In the last year, my job also included “the other side” as a coach of the women’s national team. These two roles gave me a unique perspective on the preparation a national team does before […]