A Fine Rook Endgame, Part 2

Last time I introduced a new series of four posts about a very basic (but very difficult) rook and pawn endgame. It’s the endgame where one side (we’ll say White) is a pawn up, and that pawn is an outside passed pawn (we’ll say an a-pawn). As per the “Tarrasch Rule,” the best defensive position […]

Tactical 1.e4: Why is It Perfect for Attacking Players?

Tactical 1.e4: When it comes to building an Opening Repertoire, it is important to consider the player’s strengths and weaknesses. Many people underperform because their openings don’t match their style. It is easy to imagine a strong positional player getting lost in tactical jungles as well as a strong tactician making no sense in a […]

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A Fine Rook Endgame, Part 1

I’m back! Actually, I never left, but this blog has been silent for seven weeks, so some of you may have been wondering where I went. My apologies: I was busy with other things (like a book proposal), but to be honest, I just didn’t have any topics that were worth writing about. I could […]

Supercharge Your Chess Visualization Skills

Dear Reader, as I’m still in therapy for my Traumatic Brain Injury I have another guest Article for you. This one is very special because it could be the answer to a frequent question I get: how can I improve my visualization skills? Aiden’s own Chess-blog & training program ‘Don’t Move Until You See‘ focuses […]

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“Tactics are temporary, endgames are permanent” (2)

IM Kostya Kavutskiy Each one of us goes through unique personal experiences in our life. There is no generic plan we can follow to accomplish our goals. Of course we get tips from parents, teachers or friends and it is up to us to listen. If we do not, life has a funny way of … Continue reading ““Tactics are temporary, endgames are permanent” (2)”

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