reign supreme in chess middlegame madness

Reign Supreme in Chess Middlegame Madness

Chess middlegames are the make or break point of the game. This is the part of the game you use to recover from a misplayed opening or set up a…

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The Way We Were

Do you ever cast your mind back to the way we were? Photo by Alexis Fauvet on Unsplash The last year and a half has proved to be a very…

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A Foundation for Beginners Twenty Seven

We’ll wrap up our look at tactics over the next three weeks and move onto a set of middle-game principles that will greatly help you during this game phase. As…

10 reasons to learn endgames in 2021

10 Reasons to Learn Endgames in 2021

Many chess players spend most of their training time studying openings. It is logical since you get to play the opening stage in every single game and it makes a…

winning is easier in chess with prophylaxis

Winning is Easier in Chess with Prophylaxis

Prophylaxis in chess is not a strategy used only in defense. Prophylaxis can be a crucial component of your strategy to convert a winning position. Many chess players will instinctively…

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Chess Informant 148

Want to get your hands on cutting-edge chess ideas — which are sure to surprise the competition and tip the game into your favor? Then you can’t ask for a…

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Lifetime Repertoires: Sethuraman’s 1.e4 part 2

Those who studied Grandmaster S.P. Sethuraman’s 1.e4 LTR part 1, will be thrilled to learn that part 2 continues the same path. If you didn’t, these lines from the course’s…

the 5 essential chess opening principles

The 5 Essential Chess Opening Principles

Chess opening principles are beneficial to beginners. They allow you to navigate the opening safely without having to learn lots of theory. When you are starting to learn chess, there…

yerk em with the yugoslav

Yerk ’em with the Yugoslav

Before anyone asks, yerk is a real word and its meaning can be found here. As for Yugoslav I already covered the Yugoslav Attack against the Dragon under its other…

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Tales from CYCC 2021 (3)

“He who analyses blitz is stupid”GM Rashid Nezhmetdinov A score of 4 out of 5 with two rounds to go normally pairs you against a strong opponent. The game did…