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GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov
11.23.2018
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GM Marian Petrov
11.23.2018

Game 10 turned out to be one of the most entertaining so far in the match. Tom Hollander, the famous English actor, was the honored guest for the First Move today. Once again Carlsen has replied 1…c5. You have to give him credit for this, although many think it does not suit his style he […]

GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov
11.22.2018
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GM Marian Petrov
11.22.2018

The news before the game was that Carlsen suffered an injury from soccer.   His Doctor downplays Carlsen’s blackeye…didn’t think his injury sustained on the players’ day off would cause any problems when more serious play resumed Wednesday afternoon. Daniel Weil, a partner at Pentagram, the world’s largest independently owned design studio, and designer of the […]

GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov
11.20.2018
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GM Marian Petrov
11.20.2018

Game 8 finally offered excitement for the fans. For the first time, White had better preparation, better position and was almost winning with having more time on the clock than in the start of the game! And then Caruana has shown low confidence. Instead to make 3 good moves, which were looking not so hard […]

GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov
11.19.2018
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GM Marian Petrov
11.19.2018

Game 7 was seen as very important as this was the second white game in a row for the World Champion and it was expected he will find a way to have a better position from the opening and push for a win. But  Carlsen again makes no progress with white against Caruana. He repeated […]

GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov
11.19.2018
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GM Marian Petrov
11.19.2018

The World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, and challenger Fabiano Caruana tied at 3-3 at halftime in the World Championship match in London. The match has started with Caruana playing white. He decided to go for Rossolimo line against Sicilian, something he was consistently repeating in all 3 white games without much success.

GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov
11.17.2018
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GM Marian Petrov
11.17.2018

Game 6 ended in a DRAW. Carlsen played 1.e4 – Petroff Defense and Fabiano equalized pretty easily. Next, the thriller began. Magnus was playing below his potential, underestimated few moves and got himself into serious trouble. Around move 60 he had to put all his creativity into play and build a fortress saving the day. […]

GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov
11.16.2018
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GM Marian Petrov
11.16.2018

Today finally we had some excitement in the opening after the move 4.b4. Caruana was hoping to surprise his opponent but Carlsen handled the situation very well and after 15 moves we went into the equal endgame. It will be interesting to find out until which move was the home preparation from Caruana. Then after […]

GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov
11.14.2018
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GM Marian Petrov
11.14.2018

Game four of the World Chess Championship match in London was drawn after only 34  moves. Magnus Carlsen was angry with allowing his challenger Fabiano Caruana such an easy draw with black. Carlsen switched to the English with white but seemed to be thinking even in a position that Caruana had previously had over the […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
11.13.2018
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
11.13.2018

Endgames and 10 Tips How to Fix Them. In order to improve at chess, it is essential that you have good endgame knowledge. As important as the middlegame and opening phases are, they can become useless if you end up making a huge mistake in the endgame. Many club players play a good game and […]

GM Marian Petrov
GM Marian Petrov
11.13.2018
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GM Marian Petrov
11.13.2018

Game 3 of the match ends in a draw, with Caruana getting a promising position out of the opening but then ending up worse by the end! The opening was looking a bit boring even after Carlsen surprised everybody with Qc7. Looks like the strategy of Caruana is just to have a solid position with […]