Winning Psychology
June 11, 2016
COMMENTS 9

How to beat a weaker opponent?

People often ask me psychological questions related to chess (not surprising since I’m also a psychologist :) ). One of the more popular questions is about the CORRECT attitude (or mental approach) when facing a WEAKER opponent over the board. That’s what we will discuss primarily along with some practical tips and recommendations regarding it. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • Category: Learn
    December 15, 2015
    COMMENTS 6

    Chess, Life and Happiness (Part-2)

    This is the second part of the article, “Chess, Life and Happiness”. The author is Luca, an RCA student. If you missed the first part, you can read it here. (I recommend you to do so – you will learn about the value of independent thinking and lots more) (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • Category: Learn
    December 8, 2015
    COMMENTS 4

    The Big Clash: Anand vs Carlsen

    This is the second part of the article prepared by IM Saravanan, featuring the first game of the World Chess Championship match 2014, Sochi, between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen.   If you missed the first part, you can check it out here. Now, let’s continue with the game! :) (more…)

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