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1. 10 Habits of a Chess Master
(Articles/General Information)
... identified. Some habits are good; some are not that great, especially because most of these habits do not bring anything positive for your actual level of play. These are not methods of training, but simply ...
2. 7 Reasons Why Magnus Carlsen is World Champion
(Articles/General Information)
... and scoring great results against strong players right from an early age, Carlsen was a safe bet that he would be part of the elite chess one day. He achieved the title of Grandmaster at the age of 13 ...
3. 5 Proven Ways to Improve at Chess
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... swimming will transform you and you will see results in a short amount of time after doing it, it is not that simple with chess. There is one phrase by the great Viktor Korchnoi that can resume this: ...
4. Big question: 1.e4 or 1.d4?
(Articles/Openings)
... who you “should outplay” with your greater chess knowledge, so why enter in a calculation test where you can make a mistake? Second scenario: You’re the weaker player, facing a Grandmaster Here you ...
Garry Kasparov is considered to be the greatest chess player of all time. From 1986 to 2005 he was ranked world’s number 1 for 225 out of 228 months! Kasparov holds a record for winning 15 consecutive ...
6. 5 Tips for Improving Your Chess
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... it will make the greatest difference in your game. 2. Planning Your Time Most players don’t do any planning at all. They simply work on what they feel like and enjoy the results most players have. Being ...
7. 10 Best Games on Dutch Defense
(Articles/Openings)
Dutch defense is a great attacking opening choice where black prepares king's side attack from move one. In order to avoid complication in the center black usually locks it up early in the game. Dutch ...
... drawback of these moves is that neither a3 nor d2 are great squares for the b1 knight. On either square white would be miles away from the d5 square. And white chose a better option, he went straight with ...
9. Grandmaster Sacrifices the Queen
(Articles/Middle Game)
... that comes only once in a while and yet in most cases it takes great courage to play it. Remember that most of the times you have a safer option available, but the temptation of winning in such a spectacular ...
10. 5 Things Chess Players Should Focus on in 2017
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... in order to achieve an increase in elo by 100-200 points, you may need to start waking up early, solving 10 tactics problems a day and playing 1-2 competitive games per week.  Goals are a great help ...
11. Realizing the Space Advantage
(Articles/General Information)
...  Karpov, A – Diez del Corral, J Montilla 1976 Our last example is from a game played by one of the greatest players of all times, the former World Champion Anatoly Karpov. Again, we can see a typical ...
12. 3 Best Games from The World Championship Match 2016
(Annotated Games/Opening Theory)
... two) decided games, but most of the draws were hard fought and some with chances for both sides. Magnus Carlsen put a lot of pressure on Karjakin, but the Russian Grandmaster showed great defensive skills, ...
... Just as a quick reminder, it can be an advantage in the middlegame, when it can help the side who has it gain space and build an attack behind it. It can provide great outposts for the knights and there ...
14. 7 Best Games on Grunfeld Defense
(Articles/Openings)
... - Kramnik. Grunfeld Defense is a hyper-modern opening with many interesting ideas for both white and black pieces. It was played by many great players including Alekhine, Fischer, Karpov, and so on. Let's ...
15. 3 Best Games of the Week - 43
(Annotated Games/Opening Theory)
... back. Ivanchuk introduced a new, logical way to play for black developing with Nbd7-b6 and achieved a great position out of the opening. However, as shown in the notes white still has resources and his ...
16. 7 Ways to Beat Under 1600 players
(Articles/General Information)
... in the range of 1500-1600, know theory to a certain extent. If you have greater knowledge it will be easy to obtain an advantage out of the opening.However, if your level is similar then it is best to ...
17. 7 Ways to Beat Under 1400 Players
(Articles/Openings)
... a positive result against a higher rated player although on the next round they had lost to someone even lower rated than them. Winning against a higher rated player is a great thing but it means very ...
Sicilian Najdorf is one of most popular and best scoring openings played against 1.e4. It can be found everywhere from a local chess club to the world championship level. Greatest player of all time Bobby ...
19. 5 Tips to Build Your Own Chess Training Program
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... an example of a workout chess program for people who don’t have much time to study chess, but doing this for a few months will increase your level drastically. It would also be great to have some practice ...
20. 5 Ways to Start Thinking Like a Grandmaster
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... the day-by-day program. 4. Emotions Yes, emotions. Feelings are a great enemy for every chess player but when you lack experience it is even worse. They usually arise when you’re winning and that’s ...
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