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Kostya’s Blueprint: Team Strategy

Posted in: coaches lesson San Jose Hackers 1 day, 3 hours ago

Kostya’s Blueprint: Team Strategy

Case in point: focus on the board! With the U.S. Amateur Team West taking place this weekend, I figured it’s a good time to discuss some fundamental match strategy for team events. This is one of the most exciting events of the year because all of the usual emotions of competitive tournaments are quadrupled--and since people typically play alongside friends, losing can be a real heartbreaker. There are a lot of factors to keep in mind during team events, so I hope this guide will be useful for players to navigate the pressure of team events!

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Kostya’s Blueprint: Knowledge & Skill

Posted in: coaches lesson 1 week ago

Kostya’s Blueprint: Knowledge & Skill

I’d like to rehash a blog I wrote a few years ago for Chess.com, entitled “Developing Knowledge & Skill”, where I introduced the idea that chess performance can be broken down into two things: ideas that we specifically learn (knowledge) and our ability to solve complex problems within a certain timeframe (skills). To understand better what I mean, let’s break it down a bit more:

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San Jose Hackers Triumphed in Super Saturday. Here’s How.

Posted in: coaches San Jose Hackers 1 week, 3 days ago

By IM Vignesh Panchanatham

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