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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.01.2019
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.01.2019

Queen’s Gambit and how to play against it. An easy guideline for club players against White’s most solid opening. Studying openings is a never-ending duty for the competitive chess player. Even when one has already decided on a repertoire, it is not unusual to develop an interest in learning new systems. Through the years I’ve […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.27.2018
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.27.2018

Every chess player knows how important the center is. It is one of the first things teachers tell their students – you must control the center at every moment and occupy it with either pieces or pawns. It is what we try to do right from the opening – develop the pieces toward the center […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
11.30.2015
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
11.30.2015

Rauzer Pawn Structure: There is nothing we could say now that hasn’t been said before about the Sicilian Defense. It is one of the greatest options for black against 1.e4. It has been played by every world champion and was the favorite of the greatest geniuses like Fischer, Tal, Kasparov, and many others. Studying the […]