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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.29.2018
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.29.2018

It is no secret that chess is difficult. In fact, we are convinced that it is among the most difficult sports one can choose. Studying chess can very often be frustrating, especially if you do it on your own. It is difficult to measure progress, you are never quite sure if you are improving. Unlike […]

GM Alex Colovic
GM Alex Colovic
05.18.2018
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GM Alex Colovic
05.18.2018

A game of chess is a complex affair. It starts long before the first move has been played. It starts at home. For chess, the wise words of Benjamin Franklin, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” are applicable to the fullest. But how do you prepare? For now we will leave the […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.30.2018
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.30.2018

The daily chess training is something every ambitious player should take seriously. No matter what your rating is, if your goal is to become a better player within a short period of time you must train regularly and actively. This is, of course, an obvious observation, the question is how? What exactly should you be […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.13.2018
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.13.2018

The results of a competitive chess player are not only influenced by the amount of time he invests in training. There are also many other factors which play a major role in tournaments, such as psychology, stamina or approach to the game. In this article, we will give you some practical advice to help you […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.02.2018
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.02.2018

Fischer Random chess, also known as 960 chess, is a variant of chess invented by the former World Champion Bobby Fischer and has lately seen a high increase in popularity, amongst both amateurs and top Grandmasters. The rules are the same as for classical chess, the only difference being the starting position. The pawns remain […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.16.2018
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.16.2018

Every chess player trains hard in order to see improvement in their play and, after all the hours invested, the accumulated knowledge is tested in tournaments. As we have mentioned in some of our previous articles, it is important that you choose strong tournaments where you are able to measure your forces with players who […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.03.2018
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.03.2018

In my career as a player and chess coach, I have dealt with many difficult problems that stand in the way of progress for both – myself and my students. One of the main problems that occur to most players is the lack of motivation once a certain level is reached and nothing magical happens. […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.12.2018
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
01.12.2018

The impact the advance of technology has had on our every day is undeniable. It is, of course, debatable, whether this impact has been all for the best or has more negative effects. This debate can be extended to the field of chess, where most (if not all) of a chess player’s work is facilitated […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.08.2017
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.08.2017

“I am planning to play in the Open section of the Las Vegas International next month, what should I do?” Replace Vegas International and there is a question that as a professional trainer I get asked a lot. How to prepare for a tournament? Generally, those who ask me this are not dedicating plenty of […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.04.2017
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.04.2017

Everybody likes to see a good attacking game and would love to be able to reproduce it in their games, but it is not always that easy. You have to know how to make your pieces cooperate and seize the right moment to start the pawn avalanche. In this article, we are going to give […]