Tactics & Calculation
January 20, 2017
COMMENTS 4

Typical double attack scenarios in chess

Vasily Smyslov, a Russian Grandmaster and former World Chess Champion (from 1957 to 1958) used to say that in chess, we have four strong weapons. These are:   The check, The double attack, The pin, The unprotected pieces.   I hope that the first weapon (the check) is a pretty straightforward idea. You should attack the King in order to checkmate him.   In ma

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    January 18, 2017
    COMMENTS 4

    12-year old Magnus Carlsen’s amazing queen sacrifice

    Attack is one of the most important and essential skills in chess. You cannot win a chess game if you cannot attack. But many chess players don’t know where to attack and how to start an attack. The right plan is required to deliver a proper and successful attack. (more…)

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  • December 1, 2016
    COMMENTS 6

    Carlsen-Karjakin tiebreaks: Magnus is the World Champion!

    Before going to the tie-break games, let me remind you of the massive 40% discount we're providing you with on our comprehensive and middlegame courses, in honour of the World Championship Match. Use coupon "40off" while purchasing. Find more details here. (more…)

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    November 30, 2016
    COMMENTS 6

    Magnus Carlsen’s immortal chess game (and his birthday)!

    First, let me remind you of the special offer we’re providing you with, in honour of the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. You can get a really massive 40% discount on our comprehensive and middlegame courses till Friday, 2 December. Use the coupon “40off” when making your purchase. You can find more details here. Today, 30 November 2016, the chess prodigy

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