Author: Alex Colovic


Grandmaster tips: Preparing in minutes, by GM ALEX COLOVIC

By Alex Colovic / On / In Chess improvement, Grandmaster Tips

Today’s hectic lifestyle affects everything. Chess tournaments don’t go unscathed either. In the past playing one game a day was something that went without saying, nowadays two (or sometimes even three!) games a day are considered normal. While I distinctly dislike playing more than one game a day, I don’t really have a choice but …

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Grandmaster tips: Patience is a real virtue in chess, by GM ALEX COLOVIC

By Alex Colovic / On / In Chess improvement, Grandmaster Tips

As the saying goes, “The hardest test in life is having the patience to wait for the right moment.” We know that patience is very important during a game. But I will not talk about that patience now. I would like to share my thoughts about patience during a tournament. Tournaments can develop in all …

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Watching the World Championship (and Stockfish), by GM ALEX COLOVIC

By Alex Colovic / On / In Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Championship

I was lucky to have the opportunity to visit the recently finished match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana at The College, in London’s Holborn armed with Stockfish. Watching the games where they take place is a unique experience. >> 13 famous chess games from world chess champions & what you can learn This was even …

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Grandmaster tips: Nothing is easy in chess (especially endgames)

By Alex Colovic / On / In Chess improvement, Learning chess

GM ALEX COLOVIC on how even Grandmasters can mess up easy endgames under pressure Recently I returned from a FIDE Seminar, where I was suggested for a FIDE Trainer title. The seminar was very interesting and informative. One of the topics that got me thinking was the issue of chess endgames. Endgames can be divided …

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Grandmaster tips: Improve your chess skills, not just your knowledge

By Alex Colovic / On / In Chess improvement, Learning chess

Grandmaster ALEX COLOVIC blogs on the importance of not neglecting your basic chess skills People often forget the difference between the two types of study there are in chess. One type of study is the acquirement of knowledge. Players accumulate knowledge of openings, middlegames, endgames, they know what a best line is in a certain …

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