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