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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
10.26.2018
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
10.26.2018

Studying middlegames and understanding the most important positional motifs is one of the keys to improvement for every club player. While many young players put a great accent on the opening preparation nowadays, the difference between an experienced chess player and an aficionado is most of the time felt during the middlegame and endgame. It […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.30.2018
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.30.2018

It seems that nowadays it has become more and more difficult to win an “easy” game. Every opponent, no matter how low-rated, has a fair amount of opening knowledge and short wins have become something almost nonexistent. There is plenty of information that can be easily accessed by anyone and, with the rise of the […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.12.2017
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
12.12.2017

The art of defense is probably one of the most difficult ones to master in chess. Here, it is not only about the knowledge one possesses, but also about the attitude towards the position on the board. Positions, where you have to defend, are difficult and unpleasant to play. This is why sometimes, even if […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
10.06.2017
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
10.06.2017

Every player has a different style of play and types of positions he/she likes or manages better. From our own and our students’ experience, most amateur players like to attack and they usually try to start an attack in every game they play. While there’s nothing wrong with having an aggressive style, not every type […]