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 5: “Get Further by Going Slower.”
May 17, 2011 – 11:44 | No Comment | Rating: 5 | 759 views
Understand The Position 5: “Get Further by Going Slower.”

“Develop a new piece in each move!” “Don’t lose time if you don’t want to be checkmated very quickly!” “Time is worth gold in the opening!” How many times we heard such advices during a …

The tragedy of one knight
April 27, 2011 – 16:45 | One Comment | Rating: 4.9 | 1,232 views
The tragedy of one knight

Many players tend to spend too much time and make too much effort to study the openings. They keep track of theoretical novelties, carefully improve their repertoire and analyze most of the main lines with …

Understand The Position 4: Exchange and Conquer!
April 19, 2011 – 14:42 | One Comment | Rating: 4.75 | 1,126 views
Understand The Position 4: Exchange and Conquer!

The exchange is something what we usually forget about when considering the dynamics in chess; after all, why to exchange the pieces when we want to attack? But the exchange is – just like a …

Understand The Position 3: “Obscure, but Logical”
March 30, 2011 – 13:35 | 2 Comments | Rating: 4.33 | 2,302 views
Understand The Position 3: “Obscure, but Logical”

The position on the board appeared shortly after the opening. The pieces are not in direct contact and we, therefore, do not find any tactics in this position. It is not important to calculate in …

Understand The Position 2: “Horse-race”
March 16, 2011 – 23:39 | One Comment | Rating: 4.8 | 2,283 views
Understand The Position 2: “Horse-race”

This unbelievable position looks like a made-up chess study. White is two pawns up with a bunch of passed pawns on the queenside. His king is somehow trapped and the bishop has to protect the …

Understand The Position 1: Kasparov’s Nightmare
March 9, 2011 – 15:58 | One Comment | Rating: 5 | 2,901 views
Understand The Position 1: Kasparov’s Nightmare

The Berlin endgame arises after: 1.e4 e5 2.Jf3 Jc6 3.Sb5 Jf6
4.0-0 Jxe4 5.d4 Jd6 6.Sxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Jf5 8.Dxd8+ Kxd8

Challenge Yourself #10
February 20, 2011 – 20:42 | No Comment | Rating: 4 | 1,442 views
Challenge Yourself #10

In this week’s position, Viktor Bologan has his queen deep in enemy territory, but it’s attacked at the moment.

Playing a lot and not improving?
January 7, 2011 – 2:14 | No Comment | Rating: 5 | 749 views
Playing a lot and not improving?

Are you tired of hovering around the same rating for a while? Playing a lot and not improving? Fed up with hanging pieces or simply being outplayed? We have some tips for you how to …