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    • A forgotten masterpiece.

      In 1961, many of the world's best players assembled in Bled (Yugoslavia) for the Alekhine Memorial Tournament. [more] In the end, Tal won the tournament with an impressive late surge.  However, a young (19 years?) Bobby Fischer defeated Tal an... | Read More

    • A chess game with the monster ...

      Deep Fritz is a VERY good program ... with an incredibly high rating.  I have given up all hope of ever defeating the bloody machine ...  For about a week, due to problems, I had no Internet access ...  So I had little to do. I got bored one... | Read More

    • Averbakh - Sarvarov; Team Champ. / USSR / 1959.

        A great game - by GM Yuri Averbakh   Friday; February 27th, 2015: Click HERE to see a web page I just posted on my website a few days ago. (It is a nearly flawless game by GM Y. Averbakh. Not only this, it is an attacking idea that you could ... | Read More

    • One Minute chess

      I have had many requests from fans and friends to post this type of blog, especially when I win a one-minute tournament where I think that I played pretty well.  This is a one-minute tournament that I won.  (Monday; January 19th, 2015. Tournam... | Read More

    • Tracking good articles!

      This is just a blog to track some of the excellent articles on this site, too many get "lost in the woods" or become hard to find after many months go by.  "Clash of Champions" Fischer vs. Spassky; (Click here).  "The Best Game of Chess Ever Pl... | Read More

    • K+P endgames

      Most people underestimate a K+P endgame ...  Click here.  (Fedor100 vs. FLchessplayer ... from an online tournament here on this server; the TC was "two-minute" plus 01 seconds of increment/delay that was added in.)   Below are sites that hav... | Read More

    • Spassky - Penrose, Palma, 1969.

      Click HERE to see this web page. (Click HERE to see this game on the "Chess Games" website.)   One of the prettiest games Spassky ever played. (It did not win the brilliancy prize, but did share a "best-played game" prize.) It is also carefull... | Read More

    • Lessons for my students

      In this blog, (in the comments - below); I will be posting my games ... trying to impart some chess wisdom to my students. These will be from any source, and the main idea(s) will be fairly simple.  | Read More

    • 2014 LA State Championship

      NOTE:  I have already gotten about 10 e-mails ... they all say the same thing ... that games are missing. The correct way to read this blog, after you have read this intro, is go to the LAST page of the comments and start reading there ... and go... | Read More

    • Butting heads ... with other titled players.

      OK, a few weeks back ... I get both this message and an e-mail. (Probably the hater ---> D. Freeman - in drag.)  He says something like ... "You are such a loser, you ALWAYS lose when you play another titled player!"  Well, just for this pe... | Read More