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    • Chess Opening Trap #2: Russian Defense - f2 Accident!

      Hi all, Time for another chess opening trap! This time around we will take a look at a trap from the old and tried Russian Defense. It is useful to study the typical tactical patterns that make this trap possible, they can also occur in other ope... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Sep 11, 2014
      • | 655 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Chess Opening Trap #1: Torre Attack - Queen Switch!

      Hi all, Apart from the recently started series on Chess Studies, I am also introducing another new series on Chess Opening Traps. Today I post the first one on the Torre Attack. The main aim of the series is to get yourself acquainted with these... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Sep 10, 2014
      • | 536 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Chess Study #3: Richard Reti, 1921

      Kudos to @ghillan for being the first to solve #2 but also to @Laerion for a very precise and detailed explanation! Here is #3. Can you find the solution to this very famous study? Share your thoughts and leave your comments below!       ... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Sep 5, 2014
      • | 649 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Chess Study #2: Ladislav Prokes, 1944

      Kudos to @Rise_Of_Nations for being the first to solve #1! Here is #2. Can you find the solution to the study? Share your thoughts and leave your comments below!            The solution of #1: Waldemar MoesChess Trainer... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Sep 4, 2014
      • | 322 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Chess Study #1: Jindrich Fritz, 1965

      Hi all, I have decided to start a new series on chess studies. Chess studies are an excellent way to train your thinking, visualization and calculation skills. A chess study is a chess puzzle where White either wins or draws. It normally resembl... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Sep 3, 2014
      • | 523 views
      • | 2 comments
    • [video] Chess News #47: Carlsen – Caruana, St. Louis 2014

      Hi all, The 2nd Sinquefield Cup has begun, and how! The first three rounds have been a complete slugfest with lots of decided and interesting games. During the third round there was a bit of an upset: World Champion Magnus Carlsen lost to world ... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Aug 30, 2014
      • | 743 views
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    • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (6): Can Vachier-Lagrave Beat Carlsen?

      In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (5): Can Topalov Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Topalov beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number six on the starti... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Aug 27, 2014
      • | 809 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (5): Can Topalov Beat Carlsen?

      In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (4): Can Nakamura Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Nakamura beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number five on the sta... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Aug 26, 2014
      • | 765 views
      • | 7 comments
    • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (4): Can Nakamura Beat Carlsen?

      In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (3): Can Caruana Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Caruana beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number four on the start... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Aug 25, 2014
      • | 654 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (3): Can Caruana Beat Carlsen?

      In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (2): Can Aronian Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Aronian beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number three on the star... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Aug 23, 2014
      • | 1093 views
      • | 5 comments