Carslen vs. Anand: Magnus on His Way to the Title?
November 19, 2013 – 16:31 | 10 Comments | Reads: 8795

So far, there was some excitement in Chennai, but you could hardly say that the tournament was satisfactory. It missed what really is the core value of every sport: Victory and defeat. Magnus Carlsen decided it’s …

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Understand The Position 28: “The Chess Simul”
December 20, 2011 – 12:14 | 4 Comments | Rating: 4 | 1,641 views
Understand The Position 28: “The Chess Simul”

In this part, it will be the first time when we will be looking at the position from the game played on www.chessfriends.com. This is one of my regular Wednesday’s simultaneous games. I played against …

Special Edition: A Pleasure of Stay-At-Home Chess Player
December 13, 2011 – 11:24 | No Comment | Rating: 5 | 1,176 views
Special Edition: A Pleasure of Stay-At-Home Chess Player

Almost every man likes to sit in front of the TV, have some beer or vine and watch the Champions League, U.S. Open or NHL. It’s a great and enjoyable relax which gives us a …

Understand The Position 23: Start-End
November 2, 2011 – 12:01 | No Comment | Rating: 5 | 852 views
Understand The Position 23: Start-End

Imagine that you come to theater to watch the opera. Well dressed, odorized, you are looking forward to the three acts of a top culture. However, actors are including only the first two scenes of …

Understand The Position 22: Play!
November 1, 2011 – 12:46 | One Comment | Rating: 4 | 648 views
Understand The Position 22: Play!

The European Club Cup is an extremely prestigious competition; it is a kind of Chess Champions League. But it is also similar to a roulette. This tournament was played using the Swiss-System in 7 rounds this …

Understand The Position 21: “The Work for Sherlock Holmes”
October 10, 2011 – 11:51 | No Comment | Rating: 4.64 | 817 views
Understand The Position 21: “The Work for Sherlock Holmes”

I admire Vasilij Smyslov. I like his gentle, positioning and seemingly unexacting style very much because I always try to use combinations in my games and I usually get bored in technical positions. Although Smyslov …

The Darwin Awards
October 4, 2011 – 10:55 | 2 Comments | Rating: 5 | 822 views
The Darwin Awards

This article is dedicated to all who like black humor. You may have heard about so-called Darwin Awards. There is also a movie made, several books written and many websites dealing with these controversial prizes.

Understand The Position 18: “Invisible Fortress”
August 26, 2011 – 13:48 | No Comment | Rating: 4.56 | 1,196 views
Understand The Position 18: “Invisible Fortress”

How does a rabbit behave when he observes a predator, but is still in doubt if the predator observed him? Does he start running? No, he crouches to the ground and stays cool. Because he …

Understand The Position 17: “Nerves of Silicon”
August 25, 2011 – 11:41 | One Comment | Rating: 3.4 | 623 views
Understand The Position 17: “Nerves of Silicon”

In the fifteenth part of this series I praised Lev Polugaevsky for his courage with which he faced the attack by Bobby Fischer. Today we will look at another kind of courage; this courage does …

Infection
August 22, 2011 – 10:00 | One Comment | Rating: 5 | 686 views
Infection

It is not so these days, but epidemic was perhaps the biggest disaster in the Middle Ages. When two kings decided to resolve their disputes by weapons, a battle took place on a limited battlefield …

The Policemen of the Chessboard
August 11, 2011 – 11:40 | One Comment | Rating: 5 | 664 views
The Policemen of the Chessboard

What roles can be taken on by a chess piece? It can assist in the attack, or assist in the defense. However, that is not everything. What role have we missed?

Understand The Position 15: “Face to Face.”
August 2, 2011 – 15:10 | 6 Comments | Rating: 5 | 855 views
Understand The Position 15: “Face to Face.”

Everyone is afraid of something. But not everyone can face the fear. We often avoid and ignore the things which we are afraid of. Or we escape from them. You need to have character so …