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In this article, we are going to discuss the true value of the pieces. The basic scale value for each piece is clear for every chess player; the queen is the highest-rated piece, then rooks, bishops or knights, and so on. However, as we all should know, the true value of pieces is given by […]
Most chess players believe that ability to adequately play blindfold chess is common only to elite players. What makes blindfold chess so hard to master for others? How do elite chess players remembering position of all pieces on the board, even playing on 10 or 20 boards simultaneously? Most importantly we will try to find […]
Chess position visualization is a very important ability. This ability allows a chess player to calculate tactics precisely multiple moves ahead and most importantly it makes it possible to picture and evaluate the final position correctly. This is exactly what Magnus Carlsen was referring to when he was asked how many moves ahead he can […]
3 Things That Most Players Think They Should Do to Improve at Chess (and What They Really Should Do)
Many amateur chess players have certain stereotypes about chess training that are pretty difficult to break. They believe in it very strongly and not willing to change their vision. That is one of the key reasons why they have such a hard time improving their game. Today we will discuss these things in detail.
In this article we will focus on the most common problems that many chess players are facing when they start their chess journey. We won’t be focusing on the complete beginners who just learned how chess pieces move. But rather we will talk about what problems many improving players have. Let’s tackle them one-by-one.
In today’s article we present 3 very tough mate-in-3 problems. Needless to say, how important it is to solve tactics consistently. If you’d only be allowed to pick a single training exercise to improve your game, solving tactics is no doubt one of the most effective ways to get there. Solving tactics in the correct […]
In this article, we will discuss some of the very common training habits that a lot of chess players have without even realizing it. It seems like they do everything correctly study GM games, solve tactics, etc. But somehow that is not effective and their chess does not improve. Today we will look at the […]
It is well know that in order to improve your positional understanding you need to study games of stronger chess players. What do we do about tactics? Do you need to solve tons of problems? The answer is ‘yes’ and ‘no’. You need to solve the right type of tactics, the ones that actually have […]
Many chess players know that ability to find tactics over the board is a key to success on any level. Chess players solve lots of tactics and even see some positive results after doing it. However, the results are not as dramatic as many players would expect by spending such a significant amount of time […]
With hundreds of professional chess tournaments going on around the globe and millions of chess improvers following the games, it is important to know what to pay specific attention too while watching the game. In this article I will discuss how to enjoy the chess game of your favorite player and at the same time […]