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    • 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
      • | 2495 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
      • | 1053 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
      • | 1889 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
      • | 1538 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
      • | 3654 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
      • | 7323 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
      • | 9176 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
      • | 2259 views
      • | 12 comments
    • Geometry - the kingdom for the Knight

      The following two studies are awesome examples of chess geometry. In positions in which geometry occurs, pieces are placed in such a way that the knights can take advantage of that and create beautiful forks, nets, double attacks etc. The puzzles... | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | May 30, 2011
      • | 3820 views
      • | 20 comments
    • A chess mill

      White is pinned along the 5th rank. How can he save the piece and create a "mill"? Scroll down and you will find the complete game. Enjoy.       | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | May 29, 2011
      • | 3279 views
      • | 7 comments