There are two ways to play for a draw – to enter a variation that leads to a forced draw (though in this case the opponent should also be willing to enter there) or to go for a simplified and drawish position, which still needs to be played but one where the probability of draw …... click here to read more.
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There are two types of endgames, theoretical and practical and the way to study them is different.... click here to read more.
One of the most important aspects of self-control during a game of chess is the ability to stay calm under pressure. Imagine a situation when on move 30, in a highly complex position you have a few promising options at your disposal but you have only 10 minutes to reach move 40. To make it …... click here to read more.
Being able to start playing chess online against another person after a couple of clicks has become a blessing that many of us take for granted nowadays. Here I would like to discuss a few important aspects of playing chess online.I will start with my own experience and the first thing I will say is …... click here to read more.
Normally when defending unfavourable positions we tend to calculate a lot. This is normal and necessary, as in this way we make sure we don’t lose by force. However, often thinking in schemes can also help the defense. By schemes, I mean understanding where the pieces should be, on which squares they will have the …... click here to read more.
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 …... click here to read more.
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 …... click here to read more.