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King and Pawn Endgames: Club players and beginners underestimate their importance. They assume it’s unlikely they’ll ever reach the ending and will be better off learning the openings. Huge mistake.
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 […]
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In chess, the King is the one piece we try to protect almost throughout the whole game. We castle, we put it into safety and try to weaken it as little as possible, but can it actually help win the game? For most of you, it’s common knowledge that the monarch is a key piece […]
We have been talking a lot about attacking and finding active ideas in your games, but very little about how to defend and put up a good resistance when under pressure. Many players train their tactical skills, but very few know that defense can be trained in a similar way. Perhaps this is the reason […]
2018 finished on an exciting note for the chess fans all over the world, with two last major events – the World Rapid and Blitz Championships. In spite of the fact that the details of the event were announced only a few weeks before its start, the strongest players from all over the world lined […]
Endgames and 10 Tips How to Fix Them. In order to improve at chess, it is essential that you have good endgame knowledge. As important as the middlegame and opening phases are, they can become useless if you end up making a huge mistake in the endgame. Many club players play a good game and […]
Winning a great attacking game can definitely give any chess player great satisfaction. However, it’s not always easy to go after the opponent’s king and find an efficient mating idea. Many attacks emerge right after the opening and are based on the opponent’s undeveloped pieces and un-castled king.
Pawn Maneuvers Pawns are the weakest pieces on the chess board. They are slow moving and unable to retreat because they cannot move backward. They can be easy to attack and difficult to defend. It is no wonder that many beginners completely ignore their pawns and concentrate on their more valuable pieces. Yet, pawns are […]
How it all begins… Chess is very old and wise game which was invented in India about 2000 years ago. In the very beginning, only Indian kings played this game. Instead of going to war two Indian shahs (kings) just set down with the chess board between them and decided whose land is whose and […]