The recently finished ETCC in Reykjavik ended with convincing wins of both male and female Russian teams. One of the players of the men's team was Evgeny Tomashevky. The current Russian champion demonstrated his usual high class and produced the f... | Read More
This sweet game was played in Belgium on Sunday. White sacrificed a pawn in the opening for better development and open files/diagonals and after one single inaccuracy from his opponent managed to convert the initiative into decisive material adva... | Read More
This is a personalized video for one of my students. It gives some hints of how to play with and against an isolated pawn in the Tarrasch line of the French Defense, as well as in the queen endgames. There are also many nice tactical points in the... | Read More
(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
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
(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
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
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
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
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