Chess Middlegame
August 12, 2016
COMMENTS 32

What exactly should you do in the middlegame?

  Now, let me ask you a question: what EXACTLY should you do in the middlegame?   Well, in the opening stage, it’s pretty simple – you choose the right opening for you, memorize the opening variations and just play them. Later, you reach a complex middlegame position with plenty of possibilities and have this big question in front of your eyes: what am I to do next? S

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • November 10, 2015
    COMMENTS 1

    Evaluation of a position – Part-2

    This is the second part of the lesson “How to evaluate a position in chess?” by GM Petr Velicka. To write this lesson, Velicka was inspired by his two games from the summer open tournament in Ikaria. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • Category: Chess Middlegame
    November 6, 2015
    COMMENTS 8

    How to evaluate a position in chess?

    Today, I’d like to share with you a very interesting article on the topic “How to evaluate a position in chess?”. To be more precise, how does one say if a position is equal or a draw? Or are these terms the same? This lesson is prepared by GM Petr Velicka. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • Category: Chess Middlegame
    October 30, 2015
    COMMENTS 2

    World Cup 2015 final: Karjakin vs Svidler – highlights Part-2

    If you missed the first part, you can check it out here.   Coming back to Karjakin - Svidler:   White must have entertained a similar thought process and must have decided on the option 23.Rd4 which must have appealed to him in his 'mind's-eye' (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • Category: Chess Endgame
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