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Master of Positional Play
by Inopov on Apr 10, 2014   2408   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   1202   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   8262   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   2847   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   915   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   1833   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   2090   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   1327   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   4560   0
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   1501   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...
The three golden rules of the opening
by logis on Mar 19, 2014   5596   1
The three golden rules of the opening As a chess coach, I never talk to players under 1600 elo rating on opening theory. The reason for this is that they need to learn h...
New Upgrade your endgame
Chessity on Mar 18, 2014   256   0
Upgrade your endgame. and win more games! International chess master Robert Ris developed the unique endgame trainer that is based on a well-known program of Ches...
Aronian back in business!
by Erwin on Mar 17, 2014   3151   0
mqdefault.jpg Aronian, Levon - Svidler, Peter  FIDE Candidates Tournament 2014 2014.03.17 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 The Grunfeld. Not much else could be expected fr...
Punishing the Unsafe King in the Center
by Inopov on Mar 14, 2014   1458   1
Sadorra, Julio Catalino - Pena, Pablo 2014 Western Class Championship 2014.03.07 In response to Janton's blog, here's my experience in dealing with an unsafe king in a ...
Cafe page video tutorial
by Janton on Mar 6, 2014   1150   1
  Manuals and Books are sometimes hard to follow along. Why just go through countless pages of laborious explanations when you can ask questions about the exercises...
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