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Clock Management: Time trouble is a common thing in chess practice. No matter how strong a player becomes, the difficulty of the game increases as time starts ticking low. For some players it is even a chronic defect; they always get in time trouble and then they become used to responding under time pressure. That […]
Alexei Shirov is one of the most imaginative and aggressive players of our times. Born in Riga, his playing style has been often compared to that of fellow Latvian and former World Champion Mikhail Tal. He has played many spectacular games and going through them can be a great way of training your own tactical […]
Last few days have been great for chess. Lots of tournaments from all over the world and great games played by several strong Grandmasters all over the world made very difficult to pick only three ‘’best games’’. However, we did a very nice selection and we hope you enjoy it.
Club players and beginners have raised their level if we compare to 20 years ago, when the flow of information was not available for everyone. The tactical level of players rated around 1900 it is not much different from players rated 2200.
Queen is by far the strongest chess piece. Losing a queen on any level typically means losing a game. But what if you have not one, but two queens? Does it mean that you are actually winning the game? You would think so, but ironically in some games having more than a single queen is […]
The first game we selected for this week’s edition of the 3 best games was played in the super-strong Norway Chess tournament and features an instructive win of the World Champion Magnus Carlsen over Ukrainian GM Pavel Eljanov. Even though the game was for most of the time equal, Carlsen kept putting pressure on his […]
Viswanathan Anand became India’s first GM in 1988. He held FIDE World Championship Title from 2000 to 2002 and became Undisputed Champion in 2007. Vishy Anand then defended title 3 times: against Vladimir Kramnik, Vaselin Topalov and Boris Gelfand. In 2013 he lost the title to Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen.
This is our first selection for this section. Nakamura showed a very nice opening idea in the semi slav with 5.g3 and put a lot of pressure on black’s position early in the game. The game is very instructive as it shows the value of development and the compensation for a pawn that white had […]
The first game that we chose for this week’s edition of the 3 best games is the win of the Chinese Grandmaster Lu Shanglei against the Bosnian legend Bojan Kurajica in the recently finished Cappelle la Grande Open. Having the white pieces, he got a nice edge out of the opening in the form of […]