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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
07.27.2016
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
07.27.2016

Endgame Play is an important role in chess and, as any other part of the game, should be studied thoroughly. It has been for a long time said that one should start studying chess with the endgame and, even though this is, of course, debatable, it does indicate that we should dedicate this phase of […]

Yury Markushin
Yury Markushin
03.14.2016
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Yury Markushin
03.14.2016

Endgame Play is thought of by many chess players as something unpleasant, boring and unfavorable to start with. That’s why oftentimes, even if they have a won ending they shy away from it and prefer settling things down in the Middlegame. That happens because chess players nowadays don’t have a depth understanding of the endgames […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.27.2016
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.27.2016

Catalan Endgame has slowly gained popularity at the top level. It gives white a solid position that he can keep improving and try to play for the win. The bishop on g2 is one of the key pieces in this opening, as it supports white’s main plans: the central break with e4 and the attack […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
05.11.2015
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
05.11.2015

Queen and Knight vs Queen and Bishop: It is a well-known concept that the queen and knight team works better than the queen and bishop. All the experienced and strong players are well aware of this strategic nuance. However, at a lower level, even though this concept is told several times, the less experienced players […]

Yury Markushin
Yury Markushin
02.08.2010
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Yury Markushin
02.08.2010

Today I will discuss the Knight + Bishop endgame checkmate. This endgame was well analyzed by Philidor a long time ago, in 1749. It is not the most common mate you will see, it occurs once every 5000 games, but it is definitely important to know how to use the Knight and a Bishop together. […]

Yury Markushin
Yury Markushin
01.13.2010
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Yury Markushin
01.13.2010

I have written multiple articles on chess strategy and the middle game, but for some reason, I have avoided writing on the endgame theme. I was scanning through the “Lazy Person’s Guide to Endgame” by GM Ian Rogers published in January 2010 in Chess Life Magazine and decided to write my own thing. The first […]