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    • Dynamic and Positional Pawn Sacrifice

      The seminar Chess 431 – Dynamic and Positional Pawn Sacrificewas concluded this Sunday. Amongst the examples that were covered was the following masterpiece by Veselin Topalov: I would like to thank to all the participants who took part in th... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Nov 12, 2013
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    • Chess 431 Moves to 10-th of November!

      Dear chess.com friends! Due to the daylight saving time changes and the possibility of time clashes I decided to move the seminar Chess 431 to another day- 10-th of November. The start of the seminar remains the same- 12:00 PM Pacific Time. Thus... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Oct 26, 2013
      • | 1012 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Chess 431

      Hello, chess.com friends! It’s been a hectic summer, but I am back again with the seminars. I am Dejan Bojkov, GM from Bulgaria, FIDE Senior trainer. I would like to present you my new seminar:Chess 431 – Dynamic and Positional Pawn Sacrifi... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Sep 26, 2013
      • | 1210 views
      • | 1 comment
    • A Camp with the Champ

      The third edition of the Metropolitan Chess Camp took place in Los Angeles from 10 to 14 July. More than one hundred players took part in it. The age of the participants varied from young kids aged five or six to experienced masters aged above six... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Jul 27, 2013
      • | 1443 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Material Unbalance

      In our chess games often situations occur in which one side can trade two light pieces (six pawns) for a rook and a pawn (also six pawns). Nominally speaking, this should be equal, but in reality it is one of the sides who profits from the exchan... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Jun 29, 2013
      • | 1932 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Hello, Africa

      Organizing and conducting TRG seminars (FIDE training seminar) is part of my job as a FIDE Senior Trainer. A couple of months ago when from the trainers council wrote me about the seminar in Botswana, I did not hesitate at all and applied for the ... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | May 27, 2013
      • | 1406 views
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    • The Art of Excuses

      The Grandfather of the chess wisdom Saviely Tartakower once wished that he would be able to win a game against a totally healthy man. It appeared that anytime he had won one (which he actually did quite regularly) his opponents appeared to be suff... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Apr 25, 2013
      • | 2684 views
      • | 20 comments
    • This little something…

      It became a good tradition that the last round of the Belgium Interclubs is played on the same venue and that the teams are gathered together for the big finale. This year the final was especially thrilling as the title had to be decided in the ... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Mar 29, 2013
      • | 1544 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Farewell, Julian

      One of my brightest memories that I have about Julian is the tournament in Ferrol (Spain) some years ago. The event was coming to its end and a bunch of Bulgarian players were sitting outside the restaurant before the final round, having lunch. J... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Feb 28, 2013
      • | 1833 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Endgame Domination

      I love collecting games in which one of the sides manages to establish complete control of the position by dominating the opponent's pieces. Chess is a figth of the peces, minds and energies and domination demonstrates that. the following game w... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Feb 1, 2013
      • | 2074 views
      • | 5 comments