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Middlegame
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Back rank weakness
Oliver Reeh
14 MIN
How do you reveal your opponent's weakness? Solve this interactive training task with Oliver Reeh
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Move by Move: Caruana-Giri (2021)
Robert Ris
106 MIN
A brilliant game by Anish Giri at the Candidates 2021. Try to find for yourself his moves over the board!
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Clear cut calculation
Oliver Reeh
15 MIN
Improve Black's play and trade at least one minor piece – exact calculation is a must!
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The special one
Oliver Reeh
12 MIN
This is not a training task of the type "White to move and win". Not at all!
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Checkmate the world champion!
Oliver Reeh
15 MIN
Had Magnus Carlsen really overlooked the combination? Take the chance and checkmate him!
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Strategic masterpieces: Linares 1991
Mihail Marin
40 MIN
Marin presents brilliant games of Ivanchuk, Kasparov, Beliavsky, Jussupow and Salov
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Move by Move: So-Aronian
Robert Ris
132 MIN
Play through “the most spectacular game of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021“ with video feedback!
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Tactic: Uhlmanns unfinished
Oliver Reeh
11 MIN
Complete Wolfgang Uhlmann's combination in his game with Valery Smyslov (Moscow 1960)!
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Tactic: Springing pawns
Oliver Reeh
30 MIN
A pawn move can change the character of the whole position! Jussupow-Anand (Linares 1991)
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Tactic: b-file
Oliver Reeh
33 MIN
"Pawns are the soul of chess". Find the winning moves (Gelfand-Beliavsky, Linares 1991)
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Tactic: Knockout blow
Oliver Reeh
17 MIN
Force the king to the edge of the board and make him bite the dust! Move by move with vidoe feedback!
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Carlsen's strategy
Mihail Marin
26 MIN
What makes Carlsen the undisputed number 1? Marin explains his exceptional understanding
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Tactic: Carlsen's queen manoeuvring
Oliver Reeh
18 MIN
Find a remarkable way to activate the strongest piece like the young Magnus did (Carlsen-Nikolic 2005).
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Move by Move: Play like the young Magnus Carlsen
Simon Williams
60 MIN
A sharp attacking game by the 15-year-old Magnus Carlsen with a mate on move 24
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Tactic: Only one check wins
Oliver Reeh
27 MIN
There are three mates to choose from. Make the right decision: check and mate!
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Tactic: Sudden Death
Oliver Reeh
31 MIN
Increase the pressure on the opponent's king and enjoy a sudden death if he fails to find the emergency exit
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"The Classic": Botvinnik-Capablanca (1938)
Dorian Rogozenco
14 MIN
A strategic classic in the Nimzo Indian: White develops his knight to e2 and pushes his pawns.
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Strategy: AVRO 1938
Mihail Marin
28 MIN
Today's strategy expert discusses the games of Alekhine, Botvinnik, Capablanca, Fine et al.
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Tactic: Mate comes first!
Oliver Reeh
9 MIN
Prevent the pawn promotion and punish the careless white king with a surprising mate attack!
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Move by Move: Alekhine-Capablanca
Simon Williams
71 MIN
Enjoy a special training game: Alekhine vs. a predecessor on the chess throne, Capablanca (1938).
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