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What is New in Theory? (January 2017) E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Friday, 24 February 2017 00:00

what is new in theoryChessPublishing.com is a well-known site devoted to opening theory. This column deals with updates on recent developments from the site. Focus would be both on topical variations and rare lines that can be used in practice - Ed.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2017 12:57
The Sicilian Dragon - Kamsky's Way E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:11

sicilianThe Sicilian is the number one enemy for 1.e4 players. Nowadays it’s almost impossible to play against the Sicilian without having a strong theoretical preparation. This approach requires a long time to memorize not only the main lines, but also the so-called playable secondary lines which are often the most dangerous.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:53
5 Best Chess Games on Bird's Opening E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

bird's gameBird opening is a standard flank opening which is characterized by the move 1.f4!  White’s main idea involves controlling the strategic e5 square. This offers great attacking possibilities, but slightly weakens the king’s side. This opening move rank 6th by popularity. Bird opening is not something you will see very often on GM tournament, but nevertheless it’s a good choice for many club players. Today we will see some of the most classical games on Bird’s Opening.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 February 2017 12:35
King’s Indian Attack vs. the Dragon E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 00:00

kings indian attackWe are always on the look to learn new opening ideas to surprise our opponents in the future. It doesn’t really matter whether it is an opening that we play or not; we see someone playing something and if it’s enough interesting for us we take a deeper look and use it in the next opportunity we have. That’s how it works at competitive level. In this article we are going to draw your attention to a short and easy to learn recipe against the Hyper-Accelerated Dragon that was played recently by the International Grandmaster Eduardas Rozentalis.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 12:28
Starting an Attack: 5 Things to Know E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Monday, 20 February 2017 02:42

starting an attackPlaying a nice attacking game with tactical blows always gives a good feeling. However, in order for it to be a good one and your attack to be successful, there are a few guidelines you should take into account. Most amateurs like to attack no matter what and start it out of nowhere, without taking any preparatory steps.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 February 2017 12:48
3 Best Games of the Week - 48 E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:00

games of the week 48The first super tournament of the year has started in Wijk aan Zee and has brought us many interesting and fighting games and a few surprises as well. For this week’s article we have selected all three games from this tournament and we hope that you will enjoy them as much as we did!

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 February 2017 18:54
ChessBase Magazine #175 - Review E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:00

chessbase reviewChessBase Magazine is the flagship of ChessBase and released every two months. Our columnist offers review of a recent issue-Ed. It was a proud moment for American chess when the USA team won Gold in the Olympiad ahead of their rivals, Ukraine and Russia in a field of 170 nations. For those of us who watched the games, the Olympiad itself was a celebration of chess as never seen before. This issue of ChessBase Magazine captures the agony and ecstasy of the event as so many national teams vied for honours round after round.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:51
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