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Peter Zhdanov
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22 June 2022

Who Do You Think Will Win the Candidates Tournament?

Let’s recap the previous Candidates tournaments and see if leading the event after the first half is a solid predictor of overall success!
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Peter Zhdanov
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15 June 2022

Returning to Chess After a Long Break: A Checklist

Haven’t played chess seriously in a long time? Check out our guide and return like a king!   
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Peter Zhdanov
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8 June 2022

Seven Tips to Help You Choose a Good Chess Book

One of the most popular questions asked by chess fans is, “What chess books should I read to become a better player?” Since lists get outdated quickly, let’s discuss the general principles of deciding whether a chess book will be helpful to you.
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Peter Zhdanov
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1 June 2022

Why do Stronger Players Make Mistakes Against Weaker Players?

One does not simply win a chess game without making any mistakes!
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Peter Zhdanov
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25 May 2022

How Big is Your Chess Talent?

How do you know whether you or your kids have the talent required to become a strong chess player?
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Peter Zhdanov
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18 May 2022

Play for a Win in Every Game

“Not winning a tournament is not an option for me unless it’s no longer theoretically possible – then of course winning becomes impossible. But up to that point, not winning is just not an option.” – Magnus Carlsen.
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Peter Zhdanov
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11 May 2022

Recording Your Time Distribution

Recording the time spent per every move can provide more information about your game than you might expect!
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Peter Zhdanov
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5 May 2022

Rating Inflation in Chess: True or False?

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you must have heard about “rating inflation” in chess. Is it a scientific fact or a popular myth that deserves debunking?
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Peter Zhdanov
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27 April 2022

Should You Play Chess When You are Ill?

Let’s say you start feeling ill during a chess event. Do you play on or withdraw from the tournament?
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Peter Zhdanov
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16 February 2022

The Infamous Touch-Move Rule

Do you like and follow the touch-move rule in casual games?
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