Carslen vs. Anand: Magnus on His Way to the Title?
November 19, 2013 – 16:31 | 11 Comments | Reads: 8852

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 3: “Obscure, but Logical”
March 30, 2011 – 13:35 | 2 Comments | Rating: 4.33 | 2,305 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 | 2,284 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 | 2,910 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