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Stop hanging pieces 1/2
by Janton on Apr 25, 2014   4660   5
If you lose games by hanging pieces, our new game ‘route planner V2.0’ is something for you! With this game you learn to have a better control of the potenti...
The Weak Pawn: Part II
by Inopov on Apr 24, 2014   1680   0
This week I would like to show another master game on the subject of weak pawns. After much data mining or rather “game-mining” on this subject from the recent 2014 D...
Tactical Game Highlights: Pilot Episode
by Inopov on Apr 20, 2014   1304   2
In concurrence with my exploration on positional play, I would like to share tactical highlights from my recent games and other recent tournaments.To offer something uniq...
The Weak Pawn
by Inopov on Apr 16, 2014   2966   7
The next element of positional play I'd like to introduce is the weak pawn. I will not "reinvent the wheel" in identifying and describing the various types of weak pawn, ...
Skyrocket your calculation
Chessity on Apr 11, 2014   486   0
New calculation training at Master level Looking for extraordinary chess skills? The secret weapon for this has been released by Chessity. Chessity believes that the mo...
Master of Positional Play
by Inopov on Apr 10, 2014   2645   1
This week I decided to take a break from the typical examination of one positional theme and present you a recent game by one of the great masters of Positional Play. I i...
Good or Bad Square? Part II
by Inopov on Apr 2, 2014   1358   0
Last month, I ended with examining the third element of good positional play: good and bad squares. This week I would like to show how to effectively make the most of goo...
Anand's victory in four key games
by Erwin on Apr 1, 2014   8544   4
It is probably no longer a surprise for you when I tell you it was indeed Vishy Anand who won the 2014 Candidates tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk. The key to his tournament...
Stop hanging pieces 2/2
by Janton on Mar 28, 2014   3105   7
Please close your eyes and visualize your last game or exercise you solved. Can you visualize the whole chessboard? Good for you! You make unconscious use of this quality...
Carlsen: "only one player continued to play...
by Janton on Mar 28, 2014   1077   0
I like the youtube video from Magnus Carlsen. So, let's share it with you!      transcribed Carlsen's words below >> A lot has happened and the...
Good or Bad Square?
by Inopov on Mar 25, 2014   2193   1
This week I’d like to explore the positional concept of good and bad squares. A keen reader of the previous articles will have noticed a strong link between squares and...
Carlsen-Anand rematch in the making?
by Erwin on Mar 24, 2014   2293   2
mqdefault.jpg Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Aronian, Levon FIDE Candidates Tournament 2014 2014.03.23 In this blog post I'd like to have an indepth look at a game that may ...
Good or Bad Piece? Part II
by Inopov on Mar 20, 2014   1547   4
In my previous blog post, we saw the importance of placing our pieces towards the center and on squares where it attacks enemy weaknesses. In the game Van Kampen Thorfins...
The draw offer etiquette
by Alina on Mar 20, 2014   5060   1
Smaller or bigger, simple or complicated, written or unwritten, rules are playing an inherent role within our lives. The thorny road of a new born child is “clearly” ...
Good or Bad Piece?
by Inopov on Mar 19, 2014   1836   0
Hi everyone! Beginning this month, I will do a series of blogs on the “Elements of Positional Play.” While opening preparation and calculation skills have taken a mor...
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