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The diary of an International Chess Master


    • Checkmates of the day - 12.21.2014 - day 11

      Grandmaster Mamedyarov won against World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov in the Tal Memorial Blitz Championship in Moscow in 2008: White to move and checkmates in 1 An other checkmate from the Tal Memorial Blitz tournament: Vasily Ivanchuk beta Top... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day - 12.20.2014 - day 10

      World Champion Anand checkmated Alexander Morozevich in Moscow in 2007 in the Blitz World Championship: White to move and checkmates in 1 Our 2nd example was played by World Champion Magnus Carlsen against "Fire on the Board" Alexei Shirov in ... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day - 12.19.2014 - day 9

      Today's first puzzle came from the game between the top hungarian player Peter Leko and Russian superstart Alexander Morozevich, which they played in Moscow in the World Blitz Championship in 2007: White to move and checkmates in 1 The second ... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day - 12.18.2014 - day 8

      Alexei Shirov beat the Top english player Michael Adams in Reykjavik in 2003. Black to move and checkmates in 1 Today's second puzzle was created from the game which was played by two World Champions, Vladimir Kramnik and Ruslan Ponomariov in ... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day - 12.17.2014 - day 7

      The first game was played in 2007 in Moscow in the Blitz World Championship between Alexander Morozevich and World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. Black to move and checkmates in 1 The next puzzle will be a special one, because white has a queen an... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day - 12.16.2014 - day 6

      The top hungarian player Peter Leko played against the top english player Michael Adams a rapid match in Hungary, Miskol in 2005. Peter defended well, but moved in to a checkmate in the timetrouble. White to move and checkmates in 1 Today's ad... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day - 12.15.2014 - day 5

      Two young russian top talent played this game in 2002. The battle of the Alexanders. Grischuk versus Morozevich. In the endgame it shows well the cooperation of the pieces. Black to move and checkmates in 1 In the second puzzle the best Azeri ... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day - 12.14.2014 - day 4

      Today I decided to share 3 checkmates, two from World Champions and one from one of my students. The best english player Michal Adams checkmated the youngest ever World Champion Ruslan Ponomarion from Ukraine in Linares. White to move and checkm... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day - 13.12.2014 - day 3

      Today we will study the checkmates of World Champion Anatoly Karpov. In the first puzzle he beat the best bulgarian player Veselin Topalov in the Netherlands ina blitz game: White to move and checkmates in 1 move Today's harder puzzle was pla... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day - day 2

            Today we continue to explore nice checkmates. We will look 2 checkmates. The first game was played by World Champion Magnus Carlsen against one of the top french players Etienne Bacrot in Switerland in 2012: The second puzzle, where... | Read More