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 Endgame Study #12

Chess Problem # 9

The 4th FIDE World Cup in Composing was held early this year by WFCC. In the two-mover section as many... 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


5 Steps to Calculating Likes a Grandmaster E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 12 October 2015 00:00

calculate movesAll chess players know that grandmasters can calculate many moves ahead, evaluate the position, and deliver the final blow. How do they do that? Is there a way an ordinary chess player can learn to calculate many moves ahead like masters do? In this article, we will answer those questions and show you a simple schematic that will tremendously help at calculating moves.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015 09:01
Off Beat Lines in the King's Indian 6...Nbd7 E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Friday, 09 October 2015 00:00

king's indian defenseThe King's Indian Defense is among the most popular defenses in chess. It offers great chances to the second player to unbalance the game. Nevertheless, the public opinion nowadays (it changes from time to time, like fashion) is that playing the King's Indian is only an unnecessary risk.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 October 2015 06:27
3 Best Games of the Week - 18 E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Monday, 05 October 2015 00:00

eljanovAfter 3 weeks of World Cup, we finally have two finalists. There have been many surprises on the way and a few lucky wins, but, as it turns out, anything is possible in chess. Nevertheless, we watched some very interesting games and a lot of fighting chess.

For this week’s edition of the best games, we selected three wins that, in our opinion, are worth watching and learning from.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015 09:36
What is New in Theory? ( August-September 2015) E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Sunday, 04 October 2015 20:30

what's new in theoryOur columnist offers a glimpse of updates from ChessPublishing.com on recent trends in openings-Ed.

My friend, Max was bemused. “What is wrong with you? Day after day you stare at the same position, saying nothing.”

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 October 2015 21:30
7 Tips to Cure Chess Blunders E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 00:00

7 cure to cure blundersYou'd be surprised to know that the majority of amateur games end the way they do because of a blunder from one or another side. If your rating is below 2200, the chances are you are in the same boat. By simply reducing the number of blunders you can grow significantly as a chess player. In today's article, I will give you 7 easy to follow tips that will dramatically reduce your blunder rate.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 October 2015 08:35
5 Instant Chess Confidence Boosters E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 05 October 2015 00:00

confidence Many chess players ask me over and over again how to become more confident over the board. These players struggle from the lack of confidence and lose when they should’ve drawn or even won. Lack of confidence is a HUGE problem for many amateur players. If they've dealt with that problem efficiently, they could've easily taken their game to the next level. In today’s article, will we learn about 5 ways of boosting your chess confidence.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015 08:49
Philidor Defense: Everything You Need To Know E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Friday, 02 October 2015 00:00

phillidorThe Philidor Defense is an excellent practical weapon to play for a win with the black pieces. The opening name is given thanks to the famous 18th century player François Andre Danican Philidor, who advocated 2...d6 as an alternative to the common 2...Nc6. Philidor's original idea was to play f7-f5 on the next move, challenging white's center.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2015 08:41
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