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21. 7 Most Common Chess Mistakes for Under 1800 Elo
(Articles/General Information)
... many misunderstandings about this rule. Some weaker chess players contrarily to this rule prefer to position their pawn chain on the colors matching the bishop to be able to protect the pawns. Don’t make ...
22. Burying the Enemy's Bishop
(Articles/Middle Game)
... match played in Belgrade between Spassky and Fischer and shows what black can do in order to create counterplay against this structure. The main point is to weaken the pawns by means of g5-g4, a plan that ...
... with zero moves form only 1% of the database. So they should not be a cause for concern to the practical player. This database also includes a memorable blitz match of 24 games played between Kasparov ...
24. 5 Pieces of Advice to Succeed at Chess
(Articles/General Information)
... boxing from somebody who only knows theoretically how to box. If you do, you should be prepared for disaster in the first match.  Chess is no different. It is a skill, not an encyclopedic knowledge. ...
... activity is enough to create black some problems. This position belongs to a blitz match between Anand and Topalov in Wijk Ann Zee 1999. See the commented games. Ready to start systematic training that ...
26. 3 Best Games of The Week - 30
(Annotated Games/Opening Theory)
... Finally, we wanted to include a game from the Women World Championship match between GM Maria Muzychuk and GM Hou Yifan. We selected game 9 which Muzychuk was forced to win in order to stay in the match. ...
... full details below: Training Position 4 Control the f5 square During the exhibition match played in Valencia against Karpov, Kasparov went back to his roots, playing the white side of the Queen's ...
... in his match against Karpov for the world crown). The Romanian Grandmaster Mihail Suba, famous for his excellent book “Dynamic Chess Strategy” (besides his extraordinary chess career as a player!), is ...
29. Insights on The Catalan Endgame
(Articles/Endgame)
... (he used it with great success in his match against Topalov in 2006) and even Garry Kasparov, who played it in his match against Viktor Kortchnoi. Many times, the queens are traded off the board early ...
30. My Best Games by Anatoly Karpov
(Articles/Reviews )
... from strength to strength from shared first place in Leningrad Interzonal to victories in Candidates’ matches with Polugaevsky, Spassky and Korchnoi. Ironically enough, chess public was not reconciled ...
31. 5 Things You Should Never Do During Chess Game
(Articles/General Information)
... anything other than the game What do professional chess players such as Kasparov, Carlsen, Anand and Kramnik think during the game? Do they think about soccer matches, their previous loses, weekend plans ...
32. 3 Best Games of the Week - 21
(Annotated Games/Opening Theory)
... with the black pieces in the Kings Tournament which saw this year a match between the German and Romanian teams. Black obtained a better position after the opening and immediately punished his opponent’s ...
33. Pawns vs. Pieces
(Articles/Middle Game)
...  Sacrifice for connected passed pawns Bronstein – Botvinnik This position occurred in one of the games of the match for the world crown between Botvinnik and Bronstein. Bronstein, playing with ...
... man’s game” as he puts it) but continues to play. Only Vishy has not given up. Two successive defeats in world championship matches have left him scarred, but he battles on. It’s this knowledge of ...
35. 5 Instant Chess Confidence Boosters
(Articles/Health/Psycology)
... can increase one’s confidence and self-belief. If you want to boost confidence before an important tournament or a match, it makes sense to win a few games against the lower rated players. Get a few easy ...
... periods of time Chess matches can be long, extremely long. Any grandmaster has played games which lasted for 6-7 hours non-stop. These kinds of games are exhausting and drain you both mentally and physically. ...
... or the past and present to win world championship matches and 22nd category tournaments. That doesn't mean however that you have to be Kasparov to play the Queen's Gambit, or Kramnik to play the Catalan. ...
... Fischer fever gripped the world. We were his fervent fans. When here turned to play the Return Match with Spassky in 1992 we had great expectations. Sadly they were belied and it was a poor show. Garry ...
39. 3 Best Games of the Week - 13
(Annotated Games/Opening Theory)
...  performance in the match between China and Russia. The game was a Grunfeld defense a rare line ... Game 1: Adams is a favorite of many chess fans around the world. An elite player whose style is ...
... changed when the Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik used it successfully against Garry Kasparov in the match for the World Chess Championship. ***  Kramnik used it in four games and they ended in ...
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