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5 Ways to Start Thinking Like a Grandmaster E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 19:13

think like a grandmasterRegardless the level of play or strength, there is one thing that every dedicated player can achieve and that is the ability to “think like a GM”. Very often we struggle with problems such as poor calculation skills, lack of opening preparation, little endgame knowledge or even handling the time pressure that prevent us from reaching a higher level.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 00:57
 
8 Chess Openings Played by Magnus Carlsen E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00

8 magnus carlsen openingsEvery player wants to play like famous Magnus Carlsen. We saw him crashing his competition, winning tournament after tournament and match after match. He has many perks including photographic memory, super-human IQ and ability to stay focused for 6-7 hours straight.That’s not the only reason he is so successful. His opening preparation has to do a lot with many of his wins.

Today we will take a look at 8 chess openings that help Calrsen stay on top of the rating list and keep the World Championship title.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2016 12:10
 
5 Most Important Opening Ideas You Must Know E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Friday, 11 November 2016 00:00

5 important opening ideasChess is a game of rules and principles supported by the reality of concrete moves. To play well is not only necessary to calculate at a reasonable level but also to have a fine understanding of the concepts and principles of the game. Club players often base their skills solely on seeking moves, quick tactics with immediate gains or trading pieces for the sake of trading.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 11:51
 
How to Beat Higher Rated Opponents - 7 Things to Know E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 00:00

beat higher rated opponentsOne of the things that mark our progress in chess is when we start having good results (draws and victories) against stronger opposition. That’s when we feel things are working well and we should continue working in order to become better and better.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:44
 
Misha on a Magic Carpet E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00

misha tal9th November happened to be the 80th birth anniversary of Mikhail Tal (1936-1992), former world champion and legendary player. Here is a tribute by our columnist-Ed.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2016 00:27
 
What is New in Theory? (November 2016) E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Thursday, 10 November 2016 00:00

what's new in theoryChessPublishing.com is a well-known site devoted to opening theory.

This column deals with updates on recent developments from the site. Focus would be both on topical variations and rare lines that can be used in practice-Ed.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2016 20:09
 
10 Greatest Middlegame Plays E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 07 November 2016 00:00

10 greatest middlegame playsMiddlegame is one of the most important phases of the chess game. Ability to play good middlegame decides to a high extent an outcome of the game. As you probably know, most games are either won or lost in the middelgame. That’s why ability to outperform your opponent in the middlegame is very important for successful chess players.  Today we will take a look at 10 greatest middlegame plays by GMs.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 November 2016 12:51
 
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