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As we write these lines Viswanathan Anand has won the Candidates' Tournament with a round to spare and become the challenger in the next world championship match.... Read More

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Game of The Month

2013 was a terrible period for Viswanathan Anand. It was the year in which he lost the world championship title. In the pall of gloom there was one illuminating moment that lit up ... Read More


Endgame Study

The 10th International Solving Contest under the aegis of WFCC took place on Sunday, 26th January, 2014... Read More

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5 Brilliant Moves by World Chess Champions E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

world champions moves Today we will focus on the positions that appeared in the games of the World Champions and Contenders: Alekhine, Karpov, Korchnoi and Kramnik. They came up with brilliant attacking possibilities and successfully defeated their opponents. Now it's your turn to find yourself in their shoes and to come up with the best moves.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 09:55
Top 10 Chess Quotes by Vladimir Kramnik E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Thursday, 17 July 2014 21:09

kramnik quotesKramnik needs no introduction. He is one of the most elite chess players during the past decade and keeps going strong.

Kramnik’s most significant accomplishment is taking away the world championship title from Garry Kasparov, in 2000. Kramnik kept the title till 2007, when he was defeated by Anand.

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 20:38
New in Chess Yearbook 106 Review E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Monday, 14 July 2014 00:00

new in chess yearbook 106Chessbibliophile continues his series of reviews on New in Chess Yearbooks, important titles from the point of opening theory-Ed.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 09:08
Chess Problem #7 E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

chess problem 7Leonid Kubbel was a prince among composers. I first saw an endgame study by him way back in 1970s.

I still remember my awe and wonder seeing how the Black monarch was chased and mated with a lone knight. Ever since I became a fan of Kubbel.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014 21:42
New in Chess Yearbook 107 Review E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:18

new in chess Chessbibliophile continues his series of reviews on New in Chess Yearbooks, important titles from the point of opening theory - Ed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 09:20
7 Friendly Pieces of Chess Advice You Should Never Take E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Friday, 11 July 2014 00:00

7 chess advice never takeMany players like to give you an advice when it comes to chess.  A good advice is priceless; it can help you to become a good chess player quicker.

However, a bad advice can slow down your improvement process and even make you disappointed in your chess abilities.

Here is the list of 7 common friendly chess advice you should never take:

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 09:07
9 Grandmaster Scoresheets: Best Handwriting Contest E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00

grandmaster scoresheets Today we will analyze the scoresheets of the famous chess players. Some of the players have incredibly terrible handwriting, you cannot read anything without a proper decryption process. Some of the players have a great handwriting.

Why is that? Are they short on time and rush to write down the moves or they use it as a weapon to confuse their opponents? Anyways, here is the list:

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 09:57
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