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Endgame Study #12

The 4th FIDE World Cup in Composing was held early this year by WFCC. The studies section received Enlarge Diagram

 Endgame Study #12

Chess Problem #10 (NEW)

I stumbled on the following position by chance while I was researching material for an article. It was the name of the composer... Read more


It’s Your Move #16

“I can’t see you saving this game,” said the player with Black. “I’m a rook up already, and I’m going to get a second queen for good measure.” Read More


Attacking The Castled King E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Friday, 27 November 2015 00:00

attacking the kingThe art of attack is for sure one of the most important elements in the middlegame. Knowing when to begin an attack and how are certainly key things to learn in order to improve your play. It is often said that there are players who like to attack more than others, and they do this better than others by nature.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 November 2015 11:14
Rook and Bishop vs. Rook Endgame E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00

rook and bishopIt is well known that endgames are a key element for chess improvement in general. However, there are several reasons why we don't give it the attention they deserve. The main one is that most players spend their time and effort working on opening preparation in order to obtain a good position in the opening/middlegame.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 09:56
Advanced Pawn Structures: Handling the Space Advantage and Breakthrough Ruptures E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Friday, 20 November 2015 00:00

space advantagesVery often in our chess games we face closed positions with a deep strategical character. In most cases one side has a large space advantage while the other's side pieces are cramped.

Defending such positions is not an easy task. However, winning them is just as difficult.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2015 09:36
The 5 Whys Method: Analyzing Your Chess E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 00:00

method of 5 whysMany players want to find the cause of their chess problems, but have no idea how to do that. Even when they analyze their games they do not dig deep enough in order to identify the very root of the problem. In today’s article we will talk about one very famous method that can be applied for finding the problems in one’s game, the Method of Five Whys.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2015 09:46
10 Greatest Positional Games Ever E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 23 November 2015 00:00

10 greatest positional games everIt is no surprise that positional understanding is extremely important for those who want to become stronger chess player. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to master the positional understanding without really digging into the topic. One of the ways of studying the positional chess is by going through chess games of the strong players. Today we will examine 10 greatest positional masterpieces by some of the most prominent players of the past.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 November 2015 09:55
3 Best Games of the Week - 21 E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Thursday, 19 November 2015 00:00

giri-anandThe first game we chose was Giri’s recent win over Anand in the Bilbao Masters.

Having white, he employed a less common development to which the ex-World Champion didn’t react in the best way.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:08
Top 3 Plans for Black in the Hedgehog E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

hedgehog positionRecently we wrote an article where we discussed the main ideas for white in the different positions of the Maroczy Bind (Hedgehog, English, and Accelerated Dragon). In this article, we will see the main plans for black in the Hedgehog setup. Let's start by explaining what the Hedgehog setup is and its characteristics.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 21:33
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