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Peter Zhdanov
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3 August 2022

Playing Chess in the COVID Era

Let's discuss playing in a large open event and catching COVID there. Are you prepared for such a situation?
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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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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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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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15 December 2021

Is Reading the Biographies of Top Players a Waste of Time?

Is reading the biographies of top chess players a must-do for a chess improver or an entertaining way to waste your time?
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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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