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Ding Liren is an enigmatic figure in the world of modern chess. Despite his unassuming demeanor, he possesses a level of ruthlessness and coldness on the board that is truly remarkable. He is a masterful player of chess and a true champion at heart.
Bobby Fischer is considered to be one of the best players of all time. He is an important personality of his time and many people, chess players or not, know who he was. Although he retired from chess rather soon, he left behind a great legacy in the chess world.
Is chess a Sport? The old debate. Chess has officially been recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee since the year 2000. Despite that, opinions are still divided. Some people agree that it should be considered a sport, while others think otherwise. Both sides bring valid arguments, but let’s start with the beginning.
He has been number one in chess for over 10 years. He holds the record for the longest unbeaten streak in classical games. He is the current world champion in classical, blitz, and rapid chess at the same time. Many people consider him the best chess player ever. His name is Magnus Carlsen. Even those […]
In this post, I would like to show a very simple, yet very effective chess principle that is present in every game of chess. While our opponent’s moves are providing vital information about their intentions, still we often fail to understand them in their entirety. By entirety, I mean not only understanding their intention, but […]
7.Nd5 Against Sveshnikov Sicilian: For the first time since 2012, when Boris Gelfand used it as his mainstay weapon with Black after 1 e4 against Viswanathan Anand in their World Championship Match, the Sveshnikov Sicilian returned to the biggest scene in this year’s World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana. In a curious […]
2018 finished on an exciting note for the chess fans all over the world, with two last major events – the World Rapid and Blitz Championships. In spite of the fact that the details of the event were announced only a few weeks before its start, the strongest players from all over the world lined […]
We believe that knowing the classics is one of the first steps to improve in chess. This is why we have started this series of articles where we try to bring you closer some of the great classics of our times and show some of their games to serve you as a starting point for […]
Continuing our series of classics you must study if you want to become a complete chess player, we are going to talk today about one player who built the foundation of the strategic concepts and principles as we know them today, Wilhelm Steinitz. He was born in 1836 in Prague (back then part of the […]
Knowing the classics is a basic part of every chess player’s general culture. In times where modern chess games, engine analysis, and engine spectacular matches occupy 98% of the attention, it is refreshing to look back in time and admire the greatness of the pioneers of our game. There are plenty of books written on […]