Play the Middlegame like a Grandmaster – Part 2
Posted on November 04,2013 By William in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, Classic Games (Pre 2010). This chess video is an excerpt from the 2.5 hour Empire Chess DVD ¨Winning Chess Middlegames for Beginners – Part 2¨ featuring Argentine prodigy GM Damian Lemos. Viewers will learn about one of the most common middlegame structures in the Sicilian Defense as GM Lemos explains how black must be careful to avoid many of white’s common and most effective attacking set-ups. This excerpt features Grandmaster Lemos´ analysis of a stunning game between […]
Chess Endgames Explained by GM Susan Polgar!
Posted on October 31,2013 By William in All Articles w/ Videos, Beginner’s Corner. The endgame is one of the most difficult phases of the game for beginner chess players because many beginners find the endgame boring and do not want to spend precious time studying it. Instead, many beginner players prefer to study exciting topics like tactics and openings. But what happens if you play a great opening and employ some strong tactics to gain an advantage, but you don’t have the endgame skills to convert this advantage into a full […]
Play the Middlegame like a Grandmaster by GM Damian Lemos
Posted on October 28,2013 By William in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos. The middlegame is a very difficult phase of the game for beginner chess players because there are not such strict rules as found in the opening. For example, every beginner is taught to do 3 things at the beginning of the game: control the center, develop your pieces, and castle to safeguard your king. However once you reach the middlegame, what are you supposed to do then? This chess video is an excerpt from the 2.5 hour Empire Chess DVD ¨Winnin[…]
Colle-Zukertort System – Susan Polgar Chess Video
Posted on October 24,2013 By William in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, Beginner’s Corner. The opening can be a tough place for the beginner chess player as it can be very difficult to think of new ideas that are really the best moves in unfamiliar positions. Sure, you can be follow well-known fundamental concepts such as control the center, develop your pieces, and get your king safe – however if you suddenly find yourself in a sharp, loose position early in the game – you might not be able to fight your way back! The below chess vide[…]
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