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Why study William Steinitz? One of the most effective ways to study chess is to analyze games of the best players. How do you choose a player to study from? It can be based on what you want to improve in chess. Usually, people recommend learning how to attack from such players as Tal and […]
Yes, choosing the right candidate move can make or break your position… true that. But what’s even more important? What’s the FIRST step that comes even before looking for candidate moves? That’s right—evaluation of the current position.
Evaluate Positions: If you have been playing chess for a while, you are probably familiar with the terms “evaluation” or “assessment” of the position. All variations in chess books and magazines end with an evaluation and you have surely heard players ending their lines with words like “white is slightly better” or “black is clearly […]
A good player is always lucky. This famous quote attributed to the third World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca means that one way or another, the stronger player will always find a way to escape and get a good result. We see it all the time in tournament practice or even casual play against experienced players. […]
Getting a good positional understanding is an important step to improving your play and becoming a stronger player. Studying the basic themes, seeing the positional masterpieces played by the great players and solving many exercises can help you in this direction. One of the most important concepts, which appears in probably every single game is […]
Chess is tactics. More than one strong player has said some variation of this truth. What does that mean? In simple words, it means that if you are not careful you will lose a pawn or a piece. How do you become careful then? It all starts with board awareness. At all times you should […]
Since we begin in chess, one of our first and most important lessons is how to evaluate a position with maximum accuracy. This aspect is so important because in most cases a correct or incorrect evaluation of the position will determine the course of our moves and plans. In order to assess a position we […]