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    • Tomashevsky's Endgame

      (Picure courtesy of the official site) Three light pieces versus a rook is a rare endgame, but a recent game by Evgeny Tomashevsky (versus Maxime Vachier Lagrave) placed in into the spotlight. In this video I will try to explain the winning mecha... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Feb 26, 2015
      • | 2158 views
      • | 7 comments
    • One More Fabulous Game from WY Olympiad

      In my previous blog I have showed you one of the crucial victories from the match of the World Youth Olympiad U 16 that took place in Gyor, Hungary. If you liked the way that Aravind won, you might also be interested to see what did his neighbor... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Dec 28, 2014
      • | 2967 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Aravind's Nice Final Win

      (Picture from GM Ramesh's facebook page) The Youth Chess Olympiad U 16 finished yeaterday in Gyor, Hungary. It was a an excellently organized chess event with a lot of suspense till the last minute. India deservedly won the gold medals, but befo... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Dec 22, 2014
      • | 2129 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Andreikin-Karjakin, Tashkent Grand Prix (2)

      If you have liked the first part of the game, you would love the second! The expression on Karjakin's face tells everything and Anastasia Karlovich have captured the right moment. Andreikin conducted the attack flawlessly. As for the game here ... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Nov 7, 2014
      • | 1374 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Andreikin-Karjakin, Tashkent Grand Prix

      Back in 2000 when I was making my first steps as a coach I remember that the most famous kid was not named Magnus or Sergey. It was Dmitry Andreikin of Russia.   For some reason Dmitry was overshadowed by those two in his rise to the top. His cl... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Nov 5, 2014
      • | 1379 views
      • | 3 comments
    • 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
      • | 3027 views
      • | 5 comments
    • 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
      • | 1634 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
      • | 1797 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
      • | 2053 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
      • | 2747 views
      • | 4 comments