For this edition of the 3 best games, we have selected two games played in the strong Russian team championship and the surprise win of the Italian IM Nicola Altini over the top GM Maxime Vachier Lagrave. The first game shows some very sharp play in the Adams Attack of the Najdorf Variation.
Our first game is the recent victory of Carlsen over the former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. A quiet Ruy Lopez (Berlin variation) in which Carlsen shows how he can set problems for his opponents even in quiet positions that are close to equal. Kramnik did not react in the best way to Carlsen’s a4-a5 idea […]
GM Alexander Onischuk – photo by Austin Fuller from official site The first game of this edition is a positional masterpiece by Alexander Onischuk in the Catalan Opening. Black emerges out of the opening with a cramped position and is unable to neutralize white’s pressure.Very instructive how white left black with only a his bishop […]
In today’s article we picked 3 of the games played by the club players and analyzed by IM Renier Castellanos. These games were submitted to us by players who signed up for our training course during the live lecture event. It is always interesting (and very educational indeed) to observe the difference in thinking and […]
This one was a major upset at Revjiavik Open just a few days ago. Fide Master (FM) Daniel Bisby (2321) from England defeated one of the top Grandmasters, no less than Sergey Movsesian (2665). With very creative play in a Kings Indian Attack white managed to breakthrough black’s setup. A game worth seeing.
This week we will analyze the games Mamedyarov – Ivanchuk, Navara – Nepomniachtchi and Bartel – Nepomniachtchi. The first game shows an interesting way to play against the Capablanca variation of the Nimzo Indian defense. In the second game Navara shows how to outplay black with a rare line against the symmetrical English. And finally, […]
Welcome to this new section of TheChessWorld. Here we will have three recent games analyzed in detail byIM Renier Castellanos andWGM Raluca Sgîrcea,every week. We will present the games from different players and with different openings. This week features two games of Alexander Grsichuk and recent Anand’s victory over Nakamura.
Magnus Calrsen is no doubt one of the most successful chess players that ever played the game. Many consider him to be one of the best players of all time, next to the greatest minds like Garry Kasparov and Bobby Fischer. Carlsen holds the world championship title in all 3 categories: classical, rapid and blitz.
2014 is drawing to a close. Arguably, the year belonged to Fabiano Caruana. The Italian talent quietly stole a march over others and presented the most credible challenge to Magnus Carlsen, the reigning world champion. As is known, he scored a phenomenal 8.5/10 points in the 2nd Sinquefield Cup Tournament far ahead of Carlsen who […]