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Grunfeld Defense is one of the most popular defenses against 1.d4 nowadays and it has been quite a pain for white since the last decade. Without a real path to an advantage, the legion of 1.d4 players has been constantly switching from one line to another, playing the surprise factor card. Throughout the history of […]
Nowadays there are many chess players who focus a lot on theory and trying to get an advantage, even the slightest one, in the resulting middlegame. With the advance of technology and all the strong engines available, the search for novelties is constant. Many players invest a lot of time in learning long complicated lines […]
Probably one of the most difficult concepts for a chess player to understand when he is trying to improve is how to correctly make a plan. We have been told from early beginnings that every move we make should have an idea and a chaotic play leads -nowhere. There is even a famous saying, “having […]
A basic rule in chess tells us that in order to obtain a better position and win a game we must keep accumulating small advantages throughout the game. We should try to create weaknesses in our opponent’s structure, control the open files, weaken his king, gain space, fight for the initiative and so on. While […]
King’s Indian Defense has a well-deserved reputation for spectacular battles often terminated with a massacre on White’s kingside castle. What’s most popular than the King’s Indian Defense against 1.d4? Probably nothing. The philosophy behind this defense has always been the same, black plays a kingside fianchetto regardless of what white plays and then he attacks […]
Grunfeld, one of the most popular defenses for black today against 1.d4, is employed by both top players and amateurs who like to play active and look for complications with the black pieces. Some of the strong players who have successfully used it are Vasily Smyslov, Viktor Korchnoi, Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov (in the match […]
Grunfeld Defense is a very popular choice for amateurs and professionals alike. It was tried and tested many times in elite tournaments and World Championship Matches including Kasparov – Karpov and Kasparov – Kramnik. This Opening is a hyper-modern opening with many interesting ideas for both white and black pieces. It was played by many […]
Playing strong attacking chess is something that separates the greatest chess minds from the rest. In today’s article we will analyze some of the greatest attacking games by legends such as Fischer, Kasparov, Morphy, Tarrasch and others. Pay close attention to the tactical motifs in these games and learn from the best. Enjoy!
Endgame combinations, and what’s more the greatest ones, are going to be talked about in today’s article. Those combinations are played by some of the finest chess players like Kasparov, Fischer, Alekhine, Karpov, Euwe, etc. These combinations are simply brilliant and if you understand the motifs and ideas you will be able to increase your […]
It is quite difficult to write something about Kasparov that has not been written before. Without a doubt, he is one of the best players in the history of Chess, if not the best. It’s been more than ten years since Garry’s retirement and the chess world is yet to find a replacement.