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    • In the style of Mikhail Tal

      We have all studied the games of the great Mikhail Tal, his combinations and beautiful combinations. I admire his ability to turn almost any position into tactical battle where every piece is "hanging" and with every move comes new excitement. Eve... | Read More

      • IM Pancevski
      • | Feb 27, 2015
      • | 1177 views
      • | 7 comments
    • The element of surprise

             Before every game every chess player sees his opponents games, sees the opening repertoire of the opponent and he prepares according to it. Nowadays that preparation goes until the move twenty or even more in some main critical variati... | Read More

    • CARLSEN’S ENDGAME TECHNIQUE (analyzed)

      We all have heard about Carsen’s technique, how he can win every possible position even when most of the players would agree on draw. That is his biggest strength. He has very big knowledge, great intuition and is physically very well prepared. ... | Read More

      • IM Pancevski
      • | Feb 12, 2014
      • | 1916 views
      • | 6 comments
    • A memorable lesson

      The majority of the players I know are spending most of their time learning new openings, practicing calculation, solving combinations and improving their technique in complex endgames. All that is understandable and useful.  Year ago I saw one... | Read More

    • ARONIAN IS THE WINNER OF TATA STEEL 2014

            Tata Steel 2014 has finished. This year it was in different format, there was no c-group instead there were Challengers and Masters Groups. In the strongest group it was notable the absence of three very strong players Magnus Carlsen, Vla... | Read More

    • Why analysis of your own games is important?

          We all want to review our games, some of us want to see again how they won the game, how they gave mate, or conducted great combination with sacrifices, others want to see what they did wrong and how they can avoid the same mistake again. I ... | Read More

      • IM Pancevski
      • | Dec 30, 2013
      • | 2631 views
      • | 12 comments
    • MAGNUS IS THE NEW CHALLENGER!

            During the past two weeks we saw many interesting games in London.  We all saw one great tournament, with lot of exciting games. Finally, after fourteen rounds it’s over. The finish was quite unexpected and very strange. Facing the las... | Read More

      • IM Pancevski
      • | Apr 2, 2013
      • | 3186 views
      • | 11 comments
    • The Candidates (after round 9)

                Many of us for very long time were waiting for The Candidates Tournament to begin.  We expected and still expecting many interesting games, many opening novelties and above all fighting chess. All that currently is happening in Lo... | Read More

    • Why Carlsen has the highest rating?

           There is no doubt that all chess players in TOP 10 are extremely strong.  If you see current rating list you will see that Nakamura, Morozevich and Grischuk are not among them, despite the fact they are also very strong players. But, they... | Read More

      • IM Pancevski
      • | Nov 28, 2012
      • | 3587 views
      • | 14 comments
    • Crazy games

      Chess is game based on principles, but sometimes irrationality predominate creating crazy chess games and showing us the beauty of chess. I never saw this games with engine, because I’m sure that Houdini will find many mistakes, and I just wante... | Read More

      • IM Pancevski
      • | Sep 12, 2012
      • | 2036 views
      • | 6 comments