When you are playing a rapid or a blitz game, the idea should be to put pressure on your opponent, both in the position and on his clock!
That means while you are expected to play the best move in a classical game, you are better off playing a more complex line that amplifies the likelihood of your opponent making a mistake and committing an error—where the game is highly probable to go in your favor.
The Pirc Defense is one of those openings you can easily fall in love with. It is one of the most charming ways of meeting 1.e4 and there are many fans of the Pirc among the players of any level. The reason is that Black often tries to play for something more than just equality.
Are you tired of having dull, defensive games as Black? Do you want to take charge of the course of your game?
If so, TCW recommends you to take a look at the Hyper Accelerated Dragon: an aggressive opening for Black that will keep White on his/her feet!
As Black, there are thousands of openings that you could learn and implement into your games, but the Hyper Accelerated Dragon offers a sharp, attacking reply within the Sicilian Defense.
Bobby Fischer is an American chess grandmaster. He is considered to be one of the greatest chess players of all time. Fischer showed his skill in early age by already winning very strong players by the age of 13. At 20 he became the US chess champion, winning with a perfect 11/11 score. Soon afterward he won the World Championship and became the first official #1 rated player.He achieved top Elo of 2775, which was unprecedented at the time. Today we will examine top 10 openings played by Bobby Fischer.
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 from them.
Magnus Carlsen confirmed his position as the world champion with a successful defense of his title last November against Sergei Karjakin. After 12 games the score remained level and it was the mini-match of rapid games that proved decisive. The first two games were hard-fought draws and tension was at its peak on the eve of the third game. Here is what happened.
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.