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Peter Zhdanov
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25 August 2021

Have You Tried Out Knight Runner?

"Knight Runner is chess training for everyone!" - Magnus Carlsen.
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Peter Zhdanov
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5 May 2021

Chess Openings: Who are Your Role Models?

On his way to the top, Magnus Carlsen’s style was strongly influenced by studying Vladimir Kramnik’s games. 
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Peter Zhdanov
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14 February 2021

Play Henrik in the Play Magnus App!

Starting February 14th, you will be able to challenge Henrik Carlsen in the Play Magnus app. His spot on the Hall of Fame is as deserved »
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Peter Zhdanov
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2 February 2021

♟️🧰 New Lesson // Queen vs. Two Knights

Somewhat surprisingly, of all the combinations of minor pieces two knights do the best job of fighting off the queen. Let's see how these fierce battles usually proceed! 
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Peter Zhdanov
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1 February 2021

💎 Openings Week // Queen Pawn Openings - The Pseudo-Trompowsky - Guess the Move

A game from which we learn that the Pseudo-Trompowsky can lead to problems for White. 
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Peter Zhdanov
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31 January 2021

💎 Openings Week // Queen Pawn Openings - The Pseudo-Trompowsky

This is a clumsy name for an opening variation, but it is one that has stuck. Let's take a look at this poorer cousin of the Trompowsky itself. 
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Peter Zhdanov
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29 January 2021

💎 Openings Week // Queen Pawn Openings - Magnus Plays the Trompowsky - Guess the Move

Today we will try to guess Magnus' moves in his crushing attack in the Trompowsky. 
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Peter Zhdanov
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28 January 2021

💎 Openings Week // Queen Pawn Openings - The Trompowsky

The Trompowsky, named after a Brazilian master, is a cousin of the Torre Attack and Veresov openings. An early Bg5 is common to all, but in the Trompowsky, the bishop is developed before either of the White knights. This gives the position an original flavor. 
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