Svitlana's Smart Moves - A winning mind set

by Arne Kaehler
10/14/2021 – Svitlana is fascinated about the psychological aspects of chess. But the more chess is discovered, and theory knocks in, the more the things like the daily mood, or a posture for the next game are important. The Canadian WIM with the FIDE rating of meanwhile 2285 (2089 when we started), shares a personal story about the winning mindset, and how it improved her games. Furthermore, we dive into a decisive game between Xiong and Nakamura.

Surprising Your Opponents with the Lazy Sicilian Surprising Your Opponents with the Lazy Sicilian

In just 60 minutes, you will be well-equipped with a surprise weapon, which will take most of your opponents out of book right from the start.

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Svitlana's Smart Moves - Episode 16

With Svitlana Demchenko and Arne Kaehler

Svitlana Demchenko is a 18-year-old, Canadian WIM, and chess coach. Here and now, she will teach us plenty of smart moves on the board, ranging from tactics, strategies, openings, and anything else chess related. In the process, I'm happy to be available as a student at club player level, and pester the Women's International Master with questions. Anyone who wants to strengthen their chess skills is welcome to watch, and actively replay the positions from the video, on our chessboard.

 

Surprising Your Opponents with the Lazy Sicilian

In just 60 minutes, you will be well-equipped with a surprise weapon, which will take most of your opponents out of book right from the start.

If you like Svitlana's Smart moves, you will certainly enjoy her video lectures about "Surprising your opponents with the Lazy Sicilian"

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Arne Kaehler, a creative thinker who is passionate about board games in general was born in Hamburg and learned how to play chess at a very young age. Through teaching chess to youth teams and creating chess content on YouTube, Arne was able to extend this passion onto others and has even made an online chess course for anyone who wants to learn how to play this game. Currently, Arne blogs for the English news page of ChessBase and focuses on creating promotional and entertaining articles.
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