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    • pawn race!

      White to move and win! | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | Jul 10, 2013
      • | 1019 views
      • | 19 comments
    • Daily dose of tactics

      Here is one interesting puzzle on the subject of zugzwang. | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | Jul 3, 2013
      • | 1037 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Famous Vaganian - Planinc miniature

      This post is dedicated to one of the greatest Slovenian players of all time - Albin Planinc. His chess was Tal - like you could say, full of tactics and romantic sacrifices; and when the sacrifices worked he was dangerous even to the best players... | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | Mar 1, 2013
      • | 1878 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Kortchnoi tactics and a beautiful study

      First of all I would like to say thank you to all my readers, I appreciate it a lot and I appreciate the comments even more. I will try to be extra regular with my blog and I will try to bring you some funny, interesting, but also some educationa... | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | Feb 25, 2013
      • | 841 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Greek gift sacrifice + test yourself!

      The classic bishop sacrifice (also known as the Greek gift sacrifice) is the oldest and most studied of the sacrifices and has been already studied by Greco (1619). Through practice, certain conditions that are necessary for a successful attack... | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | Feb 23, 2013
      • | 1500 views
      • | 9 comments
    • Lessons + nice tactics

      Hi everyone! I am starting with a novelty. From now on new students can apply for a trial hour (60 min) which is 50% off (only 15$). I hope you consider it and see for yourself if the lesson worked for you. And one more tactical blow from my rec... | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | Jan 29, 2013
      • | 1318 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Chess school: King march

      I am starting a new series of strategical and tactical themes - Chess school. In the following example, black pieces are completely tied down to defense, but it seems white can not increase the pressure (or can he?). White puts his last piece (whi... | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | Jun 16, 2011
      • | 3311 views
      • | 11 comments
    • Play like Bobby Fischer! (part 2)

      I saw quite a lot of interest in my previous blog (Play like Bobby Fischer!) and here is the 2nd part on Bobby Fischer. You will be able to find some interesting anecdotes and quotes from his life and an amazing annotated game.  Like most chess ... | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | Jun 8, 2011
      • | 6225 views
      • | 33 comments
    • Play like Bobby Fischer!

      Test yourself and try to play like Bobby Fischer! After that, scroll down and you will find the complete game. If you find any improvements, please comment! I wont bother you with all the details about his successes, I am sure you know (almost)... | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | Jun 2, 2011
      • | 7312 views
      • | 37 comments
    • Test your tactics + Rubinstein masterpiece

      Check these cool puzzles and try to solve them. When you are done solving them, scrool down and check a masterpiece by Rubinstein.  If you want to see more cool puzzles and improve your positional and tactical knowledge, check my older blogs. F... | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | Jun 1, 2011
      • | 2000 views
      • | 12 comments