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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
07.17.2017
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
07.17.2017

Becoming a stronger player is every chess player’s dream. Since the day we step into the chess world we commit ourselves to an eternal quest for self-improvement. We all want the same. Of course, it doesn’t take long to realize that chess is an extremely complex game; it is not only the amount of knowledge […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.24.2017
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.24.2017

Creating a suitable working plan in order to improve our chess is never easy. It is very important to find the right material, but it is perhaps even more important to know what to work on. This can only be done by analyzing your own games and trying to find your weaknesses. You have to […]

Yury Markushin
Yury Markushin
08.31.2016
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Yury Markushin
08.31.2016

Every chess player’s dream is to make it to grandmaster one day. Everyone wants to cross that 2500 elo mark associated with the most prestigious FIDE title. Everyone sees the fame and glory that come with the “GM” next to their name but they miss the most important aspect of it. They only see the […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
08.17.2016
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
08.17.2016

e5 Pawn is an essential pawn structure and understanding pawn structures is one of the key aspects of chess. The pawn structure is very revealing, as it not only tells you on which flank you must play but sometimes (and very often I may add) it reveals the character of the play.

Yury Markushin
Yury Markushin
05.27.2016
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Yury Markushin
05.27.2016

Queen’s Endgame, at least this one that we analyzed, has many mistakes. It is well known that having good endgame knowledge is one of the keys to a player‘s success. Capablanca, one of the best endgame players of all time, always defended the idea that one should start learning how to play endgames first, as […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
05.10.2016
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
05.10.2016

One of the fundamental elements in the game of chess is the pawn structure on the board. Every player who wishes to succeed in achieving a higher level needs to have a good understanding of when a pawn structure is ‘weak’, ‘strong’, or irrelevant to the position. In the Grandmasters games, we can see how […]

Yury Markushin
Yury Markushin
03.14.2016
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Yury Markushin
03.14.2016

Endgame Play is thought of by many chess players as something unpleasant, boring and unfavorable to start with. That’s why oftentimes, even if they have a won ending they shy away from it and prefer settling things down in the Middlegame. That happens because chess players nowadays don’t have a depth understanding of the endgames […]

Yury Markushin
Yury Markushin
02.08.2016
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Yury Markushin
02.08.2016

Habit is an unconditional behavior that is repeated regularly. A good habit can make your game, while a bad one can simply break it. That’s why it is very important to keep close watch on your habits, and make sure you reinforce good ones and get rid of the bad ones as quickly as possible. […]

Yury Markushin
Yury Markushin
12.25.2015
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Yury Markushin
12.25.2015

Most chess players know the fundamental training rules. In order to improve at chess, they need to play more games, solve tactics, work with the books, and so on. Ironically, following the rules without good understanding may be something that prevents them from reaching new heights. Chess masters know very well that oftentimes breaking training […]

Yury Markushin
Yury Markushin
10.23.2015
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Yury Markushin
10.23.2015

This article is primary dedicated for under 2200 chess players that want to improve their game (sorry those of you higher rated). Many players struggle and don’t know where to start and how to improve. Today we will give you some specific pointers and outline the most important topics to work on. Ready to proceed?