Carslen vs. Anand: Magnus on His Way to the Title?
November 19, 2013 – 16:31 | 10 Comments | Reads: 8717

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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Chess event of decade
ŠK Ružomberok | June 24, 2014 – 13:07 | No Comment | 2,098 views

Chess event of decade

The biggest chess event since 1993 has begun on 22th May in hotel Kultura in the Ruzomberok town square. More than 20 chess grandmasters met in one place. The participation of 80 chess players with titles made the event Mitropa Cup the strongest tournament in its 33rd year history. Read the full story »

Simultaneous Exhibitions by Grandmaster Jan Markos on ChessFriends.com
Stanislav Pavlovič | September 8, 2011 – 16:06 | One Comment | 1,147 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 …

Understand The Position 18: “Invisible Fortress”
GM Ján Markoš | August 26, 2011 – 13:48 | No Comment | 1,172 views
Understand The Position 18: “Invisible Fortress”

How does a rabbit behave when he observes a predator, but is still in doubt if the predator observed him? Does he start running? No, he crouches to the ground and stays cool. Because he …

Understand The Position 17: “Nerves of Silicon”
GM Ján Markoš | August 25, 2011 – 11:41 | One Comment | 614 views
Understand The Position 17: “Nerves of Silicon”

In the fifteenth part of this series I praised Lev Polugaevsky for his courage with which he faced the attack by Bobby Fischer. Today we will look at another kind of courage; this courage does …

Infection
GM Ján Markoš | August 22, 2011 – 10:00 | One Comment | 674 views
Infection

It is not so these days, but epidemic was perhaps the biggest disaster in the Middle Ages. When two kings decided to resolve their disputes by weapons, a battle took place on a limited battlefield …

FIDE Players Titles Certification
Marek Holeva | August 18, 2011 – 14:13 | 5 Comments | 996 views
FIDE Players Titles Certification

We offer the holders of FIDE player titles an option to have their titles certified on ChessFriends.com. Certified players will have their FIDE title displayed right behind their ChessFriends.com nick, so it will be visible …

GM Ipatov vs. ChessFriends.com Players
Marek Holeva | August 18, 2011 – 13:33 | One Comment | 857 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 …

Grandmaster Will Play Against 6 Players
Marek Holeva | August 14, 2011 – 9:56 | One Comment | 738 views
Grandmaster Will Play Against 6 Players

Spanish Grandmaster GM Alexander Ipatov (2562), the eighth best world player in the category under 18 years, will play on Monday, August 15 at 18:00 PM (GMT) exhibition against ChessFriends.com users.

The Policemen of the Chessboard
GM Ján Markoš | August 11, 2011 – 11:40 | One Comment | 654 views
The Policemen of the Chessboard

What roles can be taken on by a chess piece? It can assist in the attack, or assist in the defense. However, that is not everything. What role have we missed?

Understand The Position 16: “It Needs a Change!”
GM Ján Markoš | August 10, 2011 – 10:29 | One Comment | 852 views
Understand The Position 16: “It Needs a Change!”

If the position on the board seems familiar to you, you are right. There is no better known and more basic position in chess – one could say that there is not much to write …

Understand The Position 15: “Face to Face.”
GM Ján Markoš | August 2, 2011 – 15:10 | 6 Comments | 842 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.”
GM Ján Markoš | July 26, 2011 – 11:54 | No Comment | 668 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 …