Strategy
January 14, 2017
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Everything you need to know about the pawn structures

Structures are very important, especially in the opening, as they shape the chess game. All the strategic elements like King’s safety, development of your pieces and control upon the center are somehow attached to the pawn structure. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • January 11, 2017
    COMMENTS 4

    How to evaluate a position at the various stages of the game?

    If we want to better evaluate different positions of the chess game, we would consider a lot of various factors such as development, material and positional advantage, pawn structures, weaknesses, tactics and so on. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • January 3, 2017
    COMMENTS 10

    Psychology of defense in chess

    As I said earlier, defense is a very important chess skill. At least in about 50% of a chess game, we need to defend. Many players struggle to get out of hard positions, and crumble under pressure. If you study this course carefully, you will be able to defend correctly against all level of players. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • Category: Learn
    December 30, 2016
    COMMENTS 11

    4 typical chess mistakes in defense you should never make!

    We are humans and we make mistakes, this is normal. There are some typical cases in which chess players make the same mistake(s) repeatedly. In this lesson about defense, you will recognize and understand those mistakes. It will help you avoid those mistakes in your future games and it will drive you in cloud nine! :) (more…)

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