Today I'll look at Italian Game, Smith-Morra Gambit and some of the Closed Sicilians to finalize this first step of "Intermediate Study Plans - Openings". After today I'll be spending my time playing lots of long games, around 3 games a day if I c... | Read More
About a month ago, I played an interesting game from the black side of a Sicilian Dragon. I did very well in the opening but blew off my attacking chances later in that game. I was lucky enough to get the game analysed by GM Magesh in a chess.co... | Read More
Today, I'll look at these gambit lines, there is a good chance I'll use at least one of these in my games from both sides regularly so I will take my time with these.
Scotch Gambit (4.Bc4)
Göring Gambit (4.c3)
I found like 10 articles and stud... | Read More
Alright, so far I've looked at the variations I am less familiar with, I decided to skip Sicilian and Ruy Lopez, since I am confident I know their mainline ideas way more than 7 moves deep. I'll look at Smith-Morra Gambit and Closed Sicilians a ... | Read More
I didn't skip 13th day because it is "bad luck", I had other stuff to do so there was 0 chess study yesterday. Late night I took a quick look at the games from Tal Memorial rd3 though, Nakamura-Karjakin game was very interesting, and nice performa... | Read More
I am starting to write this blog as the coverage by the awesome duo GM Magesh and IM Trent ends. There were entertaining games again this round, sharp games which should happen in Tal Memorial. The analysis was very instructive and I'll share so... | Read More
I will do some study on French Defense today before the coverage of Tal Memorial Round 2. I will spend rest of the day watching that broadcast with Magesh commentating. I just love his commentary. Anyway I will not dig in too deep in the opening u... | Read More
I decided to stop the opening study and watch Tal Memorial Round 1 coverage today instead. A lot of good players, good games, good commentary. :)
Today's matchups were:
Carlsen - Kramnik
Nakamura - Mamedyarov
Gelfand - Karjakin
Anand - Ca... | Read More
Today after a quick look at Nimzowitsch Defense (1...Nc6) I will go through some master games in King's Gambit, Scandinavian, Pirc, Alekhine and Nimzowitsch Defense.
Nimzowitsch Defense (1...Nc6)
I didn't know how to play against this in 2.d4... | Read More
I'll play one game for each opening (Scandinavian, Alekhine, Pirc, King's Gambit) from chessgames.com.Unfortunately my membership there is ending tomorrow, so I will find another way to practice in the following days.
Before I start guess the mov... | Read More