Free lesson from course on Same-Colored Bishops

I have great news to share with you today!!
We’re putting the finishing touches on our newest video course Minor Piece Endgames Mastery 2 with IM Andrey Ostrovskiy.
Whatever your chess goals are, working on your endgames is one of the proven ways to become an overall better player.
And to help you achieve your goals faster… I’m giving you this free 38-minute mini-course on Same-Colored Bishops:
IM Ostrovskiy shares over a decade of his experience as a player and coach giving you all the necessary tools to get a serious edge over your competition in those positions.
Grab your free mini-course on Same-Colored Bishops [we’re only giving away 2,000 copies, so be quick]
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[FREE] Unlock the “GM Mind” and Play Better Chess Now!

There are no shortcuts in chess, but you can speed up your progress by copying the masters – and today’s free course will help you do just that!

In Unlocking the Grandmaster’s Mind  GM Maxim Dlugy describes his thoughts during competitive games: what he notices about the position; why he favors one move other another; how he balances pushing his plan forward with stopping his opponent’s.

By the end of the course, you’re able to mirror his thought process. And, when you think like a GM, you begin to play like one.


Click here to get Unlocking the GM Mind free! (Software requires Windows).



Here’s how this course will improve your results:

  • Psychological edge: learn how to read your opponent and play the moves they really don’t want to face. Scared and frustrated opponents collapse quickly!
  • Endgame maestro: GM Dlugy reveals the #1 move to consider in any endgame situation. Apply this time and again to improve your position (see the lesson “A Grandmaster’s Ability”).
  • Precision play: No more playing moves that look good but are actually errors. GM Dlugy’s explanations of his decisions will help you see deep into the position. Good players know all the rules. Masters know when to break them!
  • Comeback king: You’ll learn how to come back from inferior positions. No more collapsing when you go a pawn down. GM Dlugy gives practical plans to chip away at your opponent’s advantage, plus methods for managing your emotional state (fear and worry are major causes of defeat).

Click here to get Unlocking the GM Mind free!

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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Training


Many club players feel that after a long time of studying chess they don’t see enough progress in their chess. [If you feel the same you need to do this]

This brings a feeling of depression and it sometimes leads to quitting the usual training plan or the idea of making progress in chess.

However, thinking that you are not good enough or that you are not going to make it and deciding to settle for club play only is not the answer. ​​​​​​​

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You should review your training schedule, look for any mistakes you are making or just keep training harder; the results will most certainly show.

In our previous article you can find advice on how to train and what to include in your daily chess routine; today we are going to point out some of the most common mistakes that may show up so you can correct them if that is the case.

Click here to learn 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Training

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5 Capablanca Positions That You Must Know : middle game positions chosen for their instructive content.

Knowing the classics is a basic part of every chess player’s general culture. In times where modern chess games, engine analysis, and engine spectacular matches occupy 98% of the attention, it is refreshing to look back in time and admire the greatness of the pioneers of our game. There are plenty of books written on the games by the classics such as Alekhine, Capablanca, Steinitz, etc.

However, there is a large number of players of young age who exclusively focus on opening theory and tactical skills, which, by the way, is enough to be a strong competitor.​​​​​​​

In this article, we have selected 5 positions that appeared in the games of the Cuban former World Champion that everyone must know and recognize anywhere, anytime. Our readers with experience will recognize them surely, while those who are new – well, sit back and enjoy.

The following diagrams are middle game positions chosen for their instructive content. We recommend that you look at each position first and think for a while on what you would play and then compare your moves with the ex-world champion’s choice.

Click here to learn 5  Must Know Capablanca Positions




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Is this the end of chess?

The impact the advance of technology has had on our every day is undeniable. It is, of course, debatable, whether this impact has been all for the best or has more negative effects.

This debate can be extended to the field of chess, where most (if not all) of a chess player’s work is facilitated by computers and powerful engines.

The fight starts right from the beginning, where players try to find even the tiniest of advantages from the opening and look for novelties… and how else to do so than with the help of chess engines?​​​​​​​

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The latest “shock” was given to the chess world by the now famous AlphaZero, who completely swiped off Stockfish 8. But the greatest surprise was not this, but the fact that it is said to be a self-taught computer system.

It has only been shown how the pieces move and it went on to learn everything else by itself – it had to “invent” the chess theory and further choose the best systems to be played. It played games against itself and learned from its mistakes, to develop into a strong chess force with a somewhat human-like approach to the game.

Click here to see the AlphaZero in action [the strongest engine in the world]

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free course on Winning Endgame Strategies

We are launching a new video course, Winning Endgame Strategies with GM Davorin Kuljasevic and
You probably know that endgame is perhaps the most important phase of the game… That’s why I want to help you out to become a much stronger endgame player.
GM Kuljasevic has learned some of those ideas when he was 15 and 2200 rated from Mikhail Shereshevsky, one of the most renowned endgame experts.  After studying those strategies he reached IM level within 4 months, becoming a GM thereafter.
There is a lot of information, and I’m sure you will discover TONs of new, important stuff for yourself.
Enough said, grab your free mini-course on Winning Endgame Strategies now [we’re only giving away 2,000 copies]
P.S. The full course should be ready by the end of the week
For now, download and watch your free mini-course on Endgame Mastery
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Making the Most of the Development Advantage

Since we begin in chess, one of our first and most important lessons is how to evaluate a position with maximum accuracy.
This aspect is so important because in most cases a correct or incorrect evaluation of the position will determine the course of our moves and plans. In order to assess a position we are given a list and we take certain aspects into consideration.
For example,king safety, pawn structure, material count, piece coordination or piece activity, space advantage, bishop pair, weaknesses on each side. These aspects help us understand what’s happening in our games and therefore they serve as a guide to make the best moves.
Some advantages are volatile and some are static.
This means that sometimes we have a permanent type of advantage that we can rely on the entire game, for example, our opponent has weak pawn structure.
Sometimes our advantage is volatile, meaning that it can evaporate easily if we don’t use it.
This is the case of the development advantage.
This sort of favorable situation can be reversed if we don’t play with energy and cash out into another type of advantage that will last longer and have a major impact on the position.
P.S. If you want to go from “good” to “great” and become that player who always wins everything, get Naiditsch’s Dojo: Tournament Training for the Attacking Player (Naiditsch Method 2).
You can get the Method 2 half off of get both for even a better deal. Valid until tomorrow. 
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