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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Which browser is best-suited for ChessFriends.com?
June 17, 2011 – 15:52 | 4 Comments | Rating: 0 | 1,461 views
Which browser is best-suited for ChessFriends.com?

Some players praise ChessFriends.com for its stability and speed, while the others complain about connection problems and the gameplay being too slow. What makes the difference?

What do you know about chess?
June 10, 2011 – 14:20 | 4 Comments | Rating: 4.27 | 2,172 views
What do you know about chess?

It is fairly simple to find out whether you are competent at playing chess. If your ChessFriends.com rank exceeds that of a Bishop, hardly anybody will call you an inept player.
But what is the state of …

Understand The Position 9: “On the Edge of the Knife”
June 4, 2011 – 22:15 | One Comment | Rating: 5 | 624 views
Understand The Position 9: “On the Edge of the Knife”

I have to admit that I love chaotic positions in which the pieces are swirling across the board like crazy; the positions with a lot of air, freedom and danger. There is no need to …

Understand The Position 8: “About face!”
June 2, 2011 – 15:45 | One Comment | Rating: 4.75 | 522 views
Understand The Position 8: “About face!”

When I joined the Slovak team for the first time on the Chess Olympiad, I was only 15 years old and I didn’t know almost anything about chess. Meeting the strongest chess players in the …

Understand The Position 7: “Even World Champions Make Mistakes.”
May 31, 2011 – 14:58 | 4 Comments | Rating: 4.8 | 1,051 views
Understand The Position 7: “Even World Champions Make Mistakes.”

Position captured in the diagram went down in history. This is the position of the eighth game of the World Championship match between Anand and Topalov, which was played last spring in Sofia. Indian player …