Puzzles From Karjakin


In the previous post we were talking about chess talent, and we used Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin as our example.
This time, we will go further and analyze several exciting and instructive games of his. 
Your task
 is to find the best continuation in the positions provided below.

Are you as good as Karjakin?

After coming up with your own solutions, you may download the fully commented games here:LINK
Besides enabling you to check your solutions, these commented games will provide you with someadditional instructive ideas.

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Breaking Stereotypes

  Why i don't play h6 before Bg5?

I made a new 25-minutes video lesson for you. It calls Breaking Stereotypes! and you can watch it
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This video contains some powerful practical tips. Its easy to apply them and a lot of players dont understand these ideas well enough (even V.Kramnik lost like a chicken without this knowledge!).

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Chess Talent



In this issue I’d like to discuss chess TALENT.

You know I receive lots of e-mails from my pupils, customers etc. Quite often people write something like:
I think I have not enough talent to become 2200/2300… player.

Ive always been wondering what you mean. Could you formulate/explain it clearly?
Let me try to clarify your idea. It looks like this:

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There is a group of the best, dominant people. They are better than others by default. And there is a
mass of seconds” people (you are inside of this mass). This mass is doomed from the start. Their
efforts will not change the situation anyway.
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Carlsen vs Kasparov

Why do people play chess?


Really, why? I mean its not necessary for humans life; it doesnt produce any goods etc. So why do you play chess? ( I bet you didn't expect such a question?)


Of course there are many possible answers. Ill give you a few strong reasons

The Most Common Mistake


As a chess teacher, I analyse my pupils’ games regularly. Of course, I analyse games of other players as well. That’s why I can tell you that there are a few most common mistakes, which most of players make often. So in this lesson, I am going to tell what the most common mistake is. Well, to be honest, I am not totally sure whether it is the most common mistake or not, but it is definitely one of them.  
Check my new video: The Most Common Mistake

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Professional Opening Preparation


Today I won some blitz games against Dominguez (who was a World blitchampion) Blitgives us lot of fun! 

OK, I’ll be more serious. Once again Ive realized how it is important to be well prepared in an opening stage. When you play against a strong opponent, an opening preparation exerts strong influence on
the final result.

Thats why top players use 90-95% of their training time on an opening preparation. Though I dont recommend you to do the same, it is still very important topic. In modern chess it is definitely one of
the main factors of your practical success.

I will be glad to give you some recommendations about it in the video lesson Professional Opening
Preparation:
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