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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New Video by GM Jan Markos – GM Carlsen vs. GM Anand
January 18, 2013 – 19:03 | 3 Comments | Rating: 3.33 | 3,189 views
New Video by GM Jan Markos – GM Carlsen vs. GM Anand

Slovak top rated chess player, GM Jan Markos, provides insight into the game by two players, both of which could claim the title of best player in the world. World’s Champion GM Viswanathan Anand plays …

[VIDEO] Grandmaster Explains – GM Aronian vs. GM McShane
September 21, 2012 – 18:08 | No Comment | Rating: 5 | 1,694 views
[VIDEO] Grandmaster Explains – GM Aronian vs. GM McShane

Server ChessFriends.com brings you a new video, produced in co-operation with GM Jan Markos, Slovakia’s highest rated chess player. Today’s video follows the game of world’s no.2 with the best amateuer of the planet.

[VIDEO] Chess Grandmaster Explains: GM Kramnik vs. GM Meier
August 31, 2012 – 15:11 | 2 Comments | Rating: 4.5 | 1,788 views
[VIDEO] Chess Grandmaster Explains: GM Kramnik vs. GM Meier

After a week, we bring you a new video by GM Jan Markos, the No. 1 Slovak chess Player. This time, GM Markos looks into a game bteween GM Goerg Meier and GM Vladimir Kramnik.

New Video from GM Markos: GM Carlsen vs. GM Bologan Video Commentary
August 24, 2012 – 17:53 | 4 Comments | Rating: 4 | 1,584 views
New Video from GM Markos: GM Carlsen vs. GM Bologan Video Commentary

The video commentaries by GM Jan Markos proved popular. After a break, we continue with a new video. This time, best slovak chess player looks into a very recent game of world’s No.1, GM Magnus …

Chess Grandmaster Explains — GM Kramnik vs. GM Aronian, Game 3, Zurich Chess Challenge 2012
May 22, 2012 – 14:20 | 5 Comments | Rating: 2.67 | 1,571 views
Chess Grandmaster Explains — GM Kramnik vs. GM Aronian, Game 3, Zurich Chess Challenge 2012

Kramnik tied the score of the match in the Game 3 when he surprised his opponent by 1.e4, which he hasn’t been playing for years. Sharp complications in the opening led to an interesting material …

Learn from the Grandmasters: Aronian vs. Nakamura, Commented by Jan Markos (video)
April 4, 2012 – 17:08 | One Comment | Rating: 5 | 1,589 views
Learn from the Grandmasters: Aronian vs. Nakamura, Commented by Jan Markos (video)

In today’s video, we will witness the game between Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura from this year’s Tata Steel Championship. This game is very interesting because of its material imbalance, which makes the so-called ‘rules’ …

Learn from the Grandmasters: GM Markos vs. GM Saltaev, Commented by Jan Markos (video)
April 4, 2012 – 15:34 | One Comment | Rating: 0 | 858 views
Learn from the Grandmasters: GM Markos vs. GM Saltaev, Commented by Jan Markos (video)

The new video in the Grandmaster Explains has been released.  This time, Jan Markos does something unusual: he publicly contemplates upon his game against GM Mihail Saltaev. The theme of the video is a pawn …

Understand The Position 36: “Test”
March 26, 2012 – 14:18 | 3 Comments | Rating: 2.73 | 2,048 views
Understand The Position 36: “Test”

Did you read the series “Understand The Position” carefully? Test yourself! The correct answers are to be found in the previous parts of this series.

Understand The Position 35: “A Secret Entrance to the Castle”
March 19, 2012 – 12:17 | One Comment | Rating: 4.43 | 1,011 views
Understand The Position 35: “A Secret Entrance to the Castle”

The position of Black on the diagram is similar to a well fortified castle. The rook on e5 is its main bastion. It cannot be driven away neither by pawns, bishop (dark-squared bishops are already …

Understand The Position 34: “Quick as a Snake Poison.”
March 12, 2012 – 17:32 | One Comment | Rating: 3.25 | 1,204 views
Understand The Position 34: “Quick as a Snake Poison.”

Do you know how the king cobra is called in Thailand? “A single step snake.” If somebody gets bitten by this snake, he has just one step left until the end of his life. The …

Understand The Position 33: “Unintentional Checkmate”
February 29, 2012 – 15:46 | No Comment | Rating: 4.75 | 1,330 views
Understand The Position 33: “Unintentional Checkmate”

When students in Slovakia finish high school, they are giving their friends graduation announcements. When I recently received such graduation announcement from one of my students, it had the following motto on it: “Always aim …