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In Positional Chess for Intermediate Players, GM Marian Petrov deep dives into the most important positional chess principles.
This GM Marian Petrov’s course is meticulously designed to guide beginners through the nuances of positional play in chess, a key element often overlooked but crucial for consistent success.
Positions with Imbalances: Most club players think that ‘imbalances’ is an advanced concept that only Grandmasters understand. It can’t be further from the truth. Imbalance simply means that the material on the board isn’t equal.
Positional Chess: To improve at chess and become a strong player, one needs to include all parts of the game in their training. Tactics and strategy go hand in hand during a game and it is usually difficult to separate the two. One might be more present throughout a game than the other. But, they […]
How to Win in Equal Positions: Winning a chess game is not an easy task. The days when you could win a game out of the opening are long gone. Everybody is very well prepared and the amount of information available on openings is overwhelming. Powerful computers deeply analyze most openings, which makes novelties much […]
Chess puzzles and their solving, seeing many instructive games, and learning typical ideas are very important in this game. As in any other sport, hard training is always the key to improving your level. If you want to become a better player, you need to get your chessboard out, set the pieces, and start training. […]
London System: Ready to learn it? In a time when the opening phase has become extremely important, every chess player must give this phase its due attention. With various good books available, the quantity of information on the internet, and the powerful engines, it is no wonder that it is now very difficult to get […]
This is one of the most problematic aspects of learning when it comes to playing good chess. If the acquisition of tactical skills is more or less straight-forward: just solve an infinite number of tactical puzzles and you will be fine, the study of positional chess and improving your understanding is less concrete. I will […]
Studying the games of the classical players is a well-known way of training for the players who want to improve their strength and their overall chess understanding. What better way to learn is there than from the very best? Understanding their train of thought, their personality and their training routine can be a great source […]
Chess players are constantly on the look for new “recipes” in their quest of getting better at chess. Some players think that they should give a lot of importance to the opening, others to tactics and so on. Truth is, working on only one aspect of the game won’t help you get better overall; you […]