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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Win the Opportunity to Play Against Kasparov
October 6, 2011 – 20:38 | 7 Comments | Rating: 5 | 2,194 views
Win the Opportunity to Play Against Kasparov

Dear users, we are pleased that by every day and every game played, you help us improve ChessFriends.com. Thus, we have decided to offer one of you an opportunity to meet and play over the …

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.

Politics, Murderers and the Fun Resulting – Part I
September 30, 2011 – 21:18 | No Comment | Rating: 4.29 | 579 views
Politics, Murderers and the Fun Resulting – Part I

It may seem that politics is a dirty game, in essence humourless. However, you could look at it from different viewpoints. Depending on your worldview, you may want to be directly involved, watch it from …

Simultaneous Exhibitions by Grandmaster Jan Markos on ChessFriends.com
September 8, 2011 – 16:06 | One Comment | Rating: 5 | 1,168 views
Simultaneous Exhibitions by Grandmaster Jan Markos on ChessFriends.com

Currently the best player in Slovakia, Grandmaster Jan Markos has accepted the offer of ChessFriends.com. He is going to play regular simultaneous exhibitions on the website. The simuls will take place every Tuesday at 18:00 CET …

GM Ipatov vs. ChessFriends.com Players
August 18, 2011 – 13:33 | One Comment | Rating: 4 | 886 views
GM Ipatov vs. ChessFriends.com Players

First Simultaneous Exhibition took place on ChessFriends.com, on Monday, 15/8/2011. Our guest was spanish grandmaster Alexander Ipatov, momentarily world’s eighth best player under 18 years.
Six players were given and have taken on the opportunity to …

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 …

Understand The Position 14: “My Favourite Trap.”
July 26, 2011 – 11:54 | No Comment | Rating: 3.17 | 675 views
Understand The Position 14: “My Favourite Trap.”

There has to be a mistake coming from the opponent, if we want to win a game. And if the opponent is to make a mistake, he has to be given the opportunity. If you …

Walking Without Moving, Progress Without Change. A Revelation of One Secret Sect of Chess.
July 15, 2011 – 12:44 | 3 Comments | Rating: 5 | 1,240 views
Walking Without Moving, Progress Without Change. A Revelation of One Secret Sect of Chess.

Recently, I managed – by coincidence – to make a breakthrough discovery, that will go down the chess history for sure. Suddenly I understood why some strong chess players play with such an ease, while …

Understand The Position 12: “Good and Better.”
July 4, 2011 – 14:58 | One Comment | Rating: 3.67 | 1,360 views
Understand The Position 12: “Good and Better.”

Each strong chess player has a lot of good practices stored in the memory, which are played more or less automatically. Each grandmaster has his own typical style of calculation, the way of “reading” the …

Five Reasons For Adding Chessfriends.com Live Board To Your Site
June 28, 2011 – 13:45 | 7 Comments | Rating: 0 | 3,178 views
Five Reasons For Adding Chessfriends.com Live Board To Your Site

ChessFriends Live Board, located on the homepage of ChessFriends.com and in the right column of the news page, has undergone extensive changes. Its design has been improved and few glitches were eliminated. But, more importantly, …

Understand The Position 11: “None of the Endgames Is Boring.”
June 27, 2011 – 12:31 | One Comment | Rating: 4.75 | 1,157 views
Understand The Position 11: “None of the Endgames Is Boring.”

I’m not the endgame master. I usually don’t play for a “better endgame position,” but I prefer to try to decide the game by the attack. Only when I started with trainings, I began to …