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Even as we write these lines, the second tournament in FIDE Grand Prix Series has just commenced at Tashkent, Uzbekistan. As readers are aware, Boris Gelfand and Fabiano Caruana shared Read more


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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


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The 1st Place was taken by Anatoly Mukoseev (Russia) followed by Bojan Vuckovic (Serbia) who came 2nd and Kacper Piorun (Poland) who came 3rd... Read More

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7 Tips From The Champion: How to Win Millionaire Chess E-mail
Written by Sushrutha Reddy   
Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:17

how to win at chess I have interviewed a recent winner of the Millionaire Chess U2000 section. Mr. Sushrutha Reddy claimed the first prize of the section and took home an impressive amount of cash, namely $40,000. Not many chess players (even Grandmasters) can tell you that they have ever won that much at a single event. How did he do it? How can you do it? That’s the main questions Mr. Sushrutha has kindly answered for us - Editor.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2014 09:25
10 Best Chess Games by Bobby Fischer E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00

bobby fischer gamesBobby Fischer was one of the most mysterious chess players ever played this game. His sudden appearance in chess world, tremendous tournament domination and the refusal to defend the title makes him, to say the least, a very atypical player.13 year old Fischer won a brilliancy award which later became known as game of the century.

He was a fighter over the board, always playing 'no compromise' chess full of razer blade lines and sacrifices. His famous quote about the super sharp Sicilian Dragon 'Sac, Sac, Mate!' completely describes his chess ideology. There is a lot you can learn from his games.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 08:37
Analyzing Your Own Chess Games According to GM Yusupov E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00

analysis chessAnalysis of your own games is extremely important part of self-development process. I’m sure that without a proper evaluation of your own games, deep analysis of critical positions, identification of key mistakes and patterns it is almost impossible to make serious progress as a chess player.

It does not mean, however, that the analysis of your own games is the only task a chess player needs to do. Of course, studying classical games, learning elementary endgames, common middle games and some opening theory are also important for becoming a stronger player.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 08:52
10 Fundamental Chess Principles According to Steinitz E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 13 October 2014 00:00

fundamental principles chess

Wilhelm Steinitz was an Austrian-American chess player and the first undisputed world champion. In early years his style of play was rather sharp, aggressive and full of sacrifices. Later he came up with his own scientific theory enunciating principles of chess: both for attack and defence.

Today’s article covers 10 of his most important principles that can be used in your own games.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 October 2014 22:26
Professional Opening Repertoire Preparation: in 3 Easy Steps E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

pro-openingMany chess players have a wrong idea about opening preparation, how it should be done and what you should expect from a good opening repertoire. They think that by memorizing a few lines in some opening they would be able win a game after game easily.

They think that the cause of all their failures is the opening preparation, when in fact it is their tactical vision (or lack of it). However, on the higher level opening starts playing a much more important role. In fact, on Grandmaster’s level, it often becomes the most important part of the game.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 08:42
10 Best Chess Games Garry Kasparov Ever Played E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 00:00

kasparov-gamesToday we are presenting a collection of 10 games played by arguably the best chess player of all time Garry Kasparov. He held a World Championship title from 1985 – 2000 when he lost it in a match against Vladimir Kramnik. Kasparov also holds numerous chess records, including being number 1 in the world rating list from 1986 – 2005, 225 out of 228 months, and becoming the youngest ever undisputed champion by defeating Anatoly Karpov. Kasparov holds record for 15 consecutive professional tournament wins and 11 chess Oscars.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:35
5 Hardest Mate-in-2 Ever: Part 3 E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00

5 hardest mate in 2Today we are continuing our traditional tactics training session by introducing 5 new mate-in-2 problems. I want to remind you that in order to get maximum results from solving tactics and improve your visualization skills you need to find solutions in your head avoiding shuffling pieces on a practice board.

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 October 2014 10:48
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