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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.10.2020
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.10.2020

Dutch Defense: Creating a good, sound repertoire that really suits one’s style of play is an important and difficult step for many chess players. If with the white pieces, it is relatively easier to give the direction of the game and try to take it to positions you are comfortable with, things are a bit […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
08.03.2019
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
08.03.2019

Indo-Benoni Structure and its Pattern number 1. The Benoni Defense (arises after the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 ed 5.cd5 d6 6.e4 g6) is one of the most attractive options to play as black for those players looking for a sharp game. Historically, world champions have employed this defense with great success; […]

GM Alex Colovic
GM Alex Colovic
07.08.2019
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GM Alex Colovic
07.08.2019

Openings for Black: If Black wants to play for a win he has two general directions to choose from: he can try to equalize first and then outplay his opponent, or he can try to wrestle the initiative from White from the get-go. I would like to discuss the second option as it is often […]

GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov
06.28.2019
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GM Marian Petrov
06.28.2019

Ruy Lopez or as many people know it the Spanish game, is one of the most popular openings played on all levels. And, this course is dedicated to it. Here is how this opening starts: 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
05.28.2019
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
05.28.2019

Bacrot Method’s creator is an extremely strong player with a wonderful chess career. Although for most of his career, he has been a 1.d4 player, Bacrot switches to 1.e4 every now and then. In previous articles, we have written about the importance of being practical in your opening choice. Following the sharp lines in the […]

GM Alex Colovic
GM Alex Colovic
01.29.2019
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GM Alex Colovic
01.29.2019

7.Nd5 Against Sveshnikov Sicilian: For the first time since 2012, when Boris Gelfand used it as his mainstay weapon with Black after 1 e4 against Viswanathan Anand in their World Championship Match, the Sveshnikov Sicilian returned to the biggest scene in this year’s World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana. In a curious […]

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 […]

GM Alex Colovic
GM Alex Colovic
12.21.2018
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GM Alex Colovic
12.21.2018

Rossolimo Sicilian and how is it a World Championship Choice? The World Championship match is always at the forefront of chess theory. The openings and variations played have been subjected to profound months-long study by teams of analysts supported by powerful hardware, meaning that they are of the highest quality.  This is understandable because nobody […]

IM Yuriy Krykun
IM Yuriy Krykun
09.28.2018
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IM Yuriy Krykun
09.28.2018

Today, I would like to discuss a topic, which in my opinion, is an important and interesting one, yet hasn’t been covered extensively in chess literature. How can sacrifices be used for a successful defense? Often, we cannot hope to survive an opponent’s attack by means of normal defensive moves that improve our pieces slowly […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
09.24.2018
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
09.24.2018

Reti and its Double Fianchetto. In the computer era that we live in, where every opening is analyzed in detail and every chess player, regardless of their level, knows a fairly amount of theory, it is important to have in your opening arsenal a system that doesn’t require so much memorization and is based on […]