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Peter Zhdanov
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22 December 2021

How to Avoid Getting Burned Out During a Chess Event

How does one ensure a top-notch performance from the first round to the very last? Let’s explore this topic and use the Carlsen – Nepomniachtchi WCC match as a reference point!
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Peter Zhdanov
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24 November 2021

Chess Superstitions

Are you superstitious when it comes to chess? Let's talk about the most popular chess superstitions and use world-class Grandmasters, such as Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi, as role models!
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Peter Zhdanov
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17 November 2021

How To Overcome Your Chess Fears – Part II

What is the connection between planning a perfect first date and preparing for a crucial chess game? You are about to find out soon!
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Peter Zhdanov
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10 November 2021

How to Overcome Your Chess Fears - Part I

To begin with, let go of the fear of admitting you have chess fears!
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Peter Zhdanov
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7 April 2021

Dealing with Anger During a Chess Tournament

Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Yoda Let’s continue discussing practical 
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Peter Zhdanov
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4 March 2021

How to Play Against Much Weaker Opponents?

This column is a logical follow-up to the post "How to Play Against Much Stronger Opponents?" Indeed, in chess, you can be a David 
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Peter Zhdanov
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24 February 2021

Playing Against Much Stronger Opponents

How much is “much stronger”? Individual perceptions may vary. However, when the rating difference between players is within 100 points, they are closely matched. For the 
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Peter Zhdanov
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4 February 2021

Psychological Tricks in Chess – Part I

To what extent is psychology important in chess? Opinions vary greatly. On the one hand, Bobby Fischer famously stated: “I don't believe in psychology. I believe