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After the longest half-time break ever, the Candidates Tournament in Yekaterinburg resumed. Ian Nepomniachtchi won the tournament with8.5 points and a round to spare and thus gained the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship title. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is second with 8 points. Anish Giri and Fabiano Caruana have shared third place with […]
Scotch Opening Game is a very interesting opening, especially for those club players’ strength [meaning under 2200]. It is a pretty rare opening that may either be used as a surprise or as a weapon of choice. White challenges the black center right away and ends up in an aggressive-looking position. Black has his own […]
Garry Kasparov is the legend among the legends. His playing style is a hybrid between Alekhine’s, Tal’s and Fischer’s. He is a very dynamic player with extensive opening knowledge and aggressive play. Kasparov is perhaps the most titled and awarded player that ever lived. He played a total of ~2500 rated games winning 55% of […]
The 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!
We are going to continue this edition of the three best games with another two rapid games played in the World Championship few weeks ago. Even if they were played in shorter time control, the technique of the top players is great nevertheless and they employ many interesting ideas that we can try to learn […]
Dutch Defense is a great attacking opening choice where black prepares the king’s side attack from move one. In order to avoid complications in the center black usually locks it up early in the game. Dutch was never a super popular opening, especially on the top level. Nevertheless, many strong players including Alexander Alekhine, Bent […]
One of the most important chess events, the Olympiad, has just come to an end and it has produced some very interesting and exciting games. We are going to start with one of the performers of this competition, the brilliant Georgian Grandmaster Baadur Jobava.
With so many strong tournaments going on right now, it wasn’t easy to select this week’s best games. There are plenty of good games that have been played lately, but we decided to give our readers a treat and chose some sharp, entertaining ones.
Every chess player appreciates beautiful combinations, deadly sacrifices and forced checkmates. There is a lot you can learn by simply going over well annotated master’s games. Every game contains tons of ideas, thoughts, tactical motifs and maneuvers. If you master those, you will start applying it in your own games and improve your game in […]
We have selected 3 games from the closed tournament Karpov Poikovsky 2016. The 17th edition of this tournament gathered top players like Jakovenko, Korobov, Sutovsky, Bologan, Kovalenko, Motylev, Matlakov, Wojtaszek, Smirin and Andreikin. The tournament was won by Ukranian GM Anton Korobov with 6 points out of 9. Second place went to Wojtaszek (5.5) and […]