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... not even principal opening and show his best skills later on when the position does not forgive imprecisions. Kramnik also has the same style; he is a terrific all-around player but especially strong in ...
2. Prophylaxis
(Articles/Middle Game)
Chess is a game of ideas, where the players have to carefully build their position and find weaknesses in the other player’s camp that will allow them to break through. It is easily understood why being ...
3. The Principle of Two Weaknesses
(Articles/Middle Game)
... one to remember in positions when you’re trying to materialize an advantage, either material or positional. When your opponent has only one problem to take care of, he can use all of his resources to ...
Strategy plays a big part in a chess game. In positions where tactical play is absent, the players with a superior strategical thinking tend to outplay their opponents. It is often seen that inexperienced ...
Isolated queen’s pawn positions are incredibly rich in ideas for both sides. The discussion on how there are several possible ways to play these type of positions for both sides and is never-ending. In ...
... is suitable for you. Theory: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be2 Bg7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Be3 Nc6 9.Qd2 Starting from the diagram position black has tried different moves but the three main ...
7. Starting an Attack: 5 Things to Know
(Articles/General Information)
... account. Most amateurs like to attack no matter what and start it out of nowhere, without taking any preparatory steps. This might work against weaker players, but against a strong opposition it is rarely ...
8. 3 Best Games of the Week - 48
(Annotated Games/Opening Theory)
... order to close the center and try to dominate it with his knights. But Aronian found a very interesting positional exchange sacrifice that annihilated black’s active knight and left him with very passive ...
... we can say. The moves go like this: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3!? This move is quite rare in this position. As you may have noticed, the popularity of the systems with kingside fianchetto in 1.e4 openings ...
10. ChessBase Magazine #175 - Review
(Articles/Reviews )
... detailed analysis of main lines in the Benko Gambit (A58). Here we have space for a concrete position. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.Nc3 Bxa6 7.Nf3 Bg7 8.g3 d6 9.Bg2 Nbd7 10.Rb1 Nb6 ...
11. 5 Ways to Improve Your Positional Play
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... plan in a static position. If you invest most of your time in openings, then middlegame and endgame will represent a real challenge. One very important aspect of the game and one that we think makes the ...
12. 3 Best Games of the Week - 47
(Annotated Games/Opening Theory)
... Magnus Carlsen. The game was a Queen’s Gambit Declined where white got a better position after black made a slight inaccuracy. Seeing the game, it might look like an easy win for white, but it’s important ...
13. 10 Ways to Improve Your Openings
(Articles/Openings)
... sure that the lines you choose fit your style Don’t start playing an opening just because it is very popular and everybody at top level is playing it. If the positions arising are highly tactical, ...
14. 10 Ways to Improve Your Chess
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... of exercises with this purpose. 2. Positional Play To know how to maneuver with your pieces is a key thing. Just as there are exercises to improve tactics there are also manuals about positional play ...
15. 10 Reasons Why It Rocks to be a Chess Player
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... lover will most likely have some position or puzzle that he saw and couldn’t solve stuck in his head and won’t rest until he cracks it. And when he does, he will find another one to keep his mind trained! ...
16. 10 Ways to Improve Your Calculation Skills
(Articles/Training Techniques)
Chess is mostly about tactics. That doesn’t necessarily mean complicated combinations, but simply minor operations that take place at every instance of the game. The positional ideas and concepts often ...
... but basically you need to achieve a rating performance of over 2450. So once you have performed over 2450 in three tournaments against the required opposition (titled, foreigners etc.) then you must raise ...
18. How to Unlock Your Grandmaster Mind
(Articles/Training Techniques)
... work on the game. However, it is not enough to learn openings and understand the main concepts of positional chess. There is something called wisdom, that helps the Grandmaster to make the right decisions ...
19. 10 Habits of a Chess Master
(Articles/General Information)
... the temptation to check the position with the engine. As a consequence, you become lazy when it comes to thinking over the board. Bad habit! 4. Analyzing their own games with the engine: Very ...
20. 7 Reasons Why Magnus Carlsen is World Champion
(Articles/General Information)
... a complete chess player that can handle both tactical and positional play. In the last few years his style has often been described as dull. However, while it’s true that he likes to clinch on a minimal ...
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