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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Learn from the Grandmasters: Mamedyarov vs. Morozevich, Commented by Jan Markos (video)
March 15, 2012 – 10:18 | No Comment | Rating: 5 | 1,174 views
Learn from the Grandmasters: Mamedyarov vs. Morozevich, Commented by Jan Markos (video)

The video series by Jan Markos continues with another edition (now in Full HD quality), in which he discusses the match between Azerbaijani Mamedyarov and Russian Morozevich. The game took place at the recently played …

Learn from the Grandmasters: Karjakin vs. Topalov, Commented by Jan Markos (video)
March 2, 2012 – 11:40 | No Comment | Rating: 4 | 2,307 views
Learn from the Grandmasters: Karjakin vs. Topalov, Commented by Jan Markos (video)

Another part of our video lesson is dedicated to tactics. Tactics and strategy are two central components of every chess game. This video is focused on explaining the relationship between these two similar, but not …

Learn from the Grandmasters: Carlsen vs. Aronian, Commented by Jan Markos (video)
February 20, 2012 – 11:53 | One Comment | Rating: 4.75 | 3,529 views
Learn from the Grandmasters: Carlsen vs. Aronian, Commented by Jan Markos (video)

The video series explaining the most interesting matches of the present have proven successful. We find that you are very keen on learning from the famous grandmasters, so we would like to continue with producing …

Learn from the Grandmasters: Aronian vs. Caruana, Commented by Jan Markos (video)
February 9, 2012 – 13:13 | 3 Comments | Rating: 5 | 2,344 views
Learn from the Grandmasters: Aronian vs. Caruana, Commented by Jan Markos (video)

This is the introduction to our new video series focused on top world players, recently played top games and new ideas in chess. You will see the exciting game between GM Aronian and GM Caruana …

Learn from the Grandmasters: Movsesian vs. Miezis Commented by Jan Markos (video)
January 20, 2012 – 15:17 | 7 Comments | Rating: 4.3 | 5,394 views
Learn from the Grandmasters: Movsesian vs. Miezis Commented by Jan Markos (video)

One of the cornerstones of one’s improvement is being inspired by people much better than oneself. It is always a benefit to watch somebody great achieving even greater things. It gives motivation to whip one’s …

Simul Against Kasparov – Video Teaser
October 28, 2011 – 10:51 | 2 Comments | Rating: 4.83 | 1,928 views
Simul Against Kasparov – Video Teaser

If you did not attend the simultaneous exhibition against Garry Kasparov, but would like to experience the atmosphere, we would like to give you a peek by this short video teaser:

Kasparov for ChessFriends.com: Opposed to the ESFS, Russia Under Threat of Violent Revolution
October 19, 2011 – 16:42 | 3 Comments | Rating: 5 | 1,241 views
Kasparov for ChessFriends.com: Opposed to the ESFS, Russia Under Threat of Violent Revolution

In 2005, Garry Kasparov rolled up the chessboard for good. He established himself on the political scene. He is currently active in Russian opposition, vocally and fearlessly criticising Vladimir Putin. He also does not spoke …

Chessboxing – putting an unlikely pair together
January 27, 2011 – 16:06 | No Comment | Rating: 0 | 682 views
Chessboxing – putting an unlikely pair together

Everybody knows that chess is a violent game – two armies battle it out until the last king standing in every game. It is also known that to be able to concentrate for six hours …

How to beat a room full of grandmasters?
December 17, 2010 – 0:39 | One Comment | Rating: 3.67 | 738 views
How to beat a room full of grandmasters?

A hidden talent? Popular British illusionist and mentalist, Derren Brown, played a simul against 9 players, with Grandmasters and International masters taking part!