Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com My student's Benko game against a GMToday my RSA student Francois Oberholzer did a good job against Georgian GM Merab Gagunashvili. He played Benko gambit, used some of my advices and got a winning position, but at the end he didn't believe, that he could beat such a strong opponent...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/my-students-benko-game-against-a-gmMon, 14 Jul 2014 14:10:03 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/my-students-benko-game-against-a-gmChess.com's campFrom July, 7 till July, 11 of 2014 I was an instructor at the first Chess.com's University online camp. Camp gathered 21 players, who listened to lectures of Boris Gelfand (he analysed his win against Hikaru Nakamura and then answered to questions...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/chesscoms-campMon, 14 Jul 2014 14:04:42 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/chesscoms-campChess.com campHello, my chess.com friends! I'm proud to announce that I became a part of the training team for the chess.com camp. Other instructors are Boris Gelfand, Roman Dzhindhzihashvili, Valeri Lilov. More information here: http://www.chess.com/article/...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/chesscom-campThu, 19 Jun 2014 22:44:53 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/chesscom-campDanil Kucherenko Memorial OpenThe first Danil Kucherenko Memorial Rapid Tournament was held in Kharkiv last weekend June 7-8, 2014. Thanks to the extensive support of his friends and the organizational support of Mr. Kiktev Grigoriy, the player list was quite strong. There wer...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/danil-kucherenko-memorial-openWed, 11 Jun 2014 21:17:48 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/danil-kucherenko-memorial-openFind a move.In the recent rapid tournament I could not find an interesting idea. Wondering, how many members of chess.com can find it.   White to move. (it's not a win, just an unusual idea, which gives White clearly better position and that we both missed...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/find-a-moveSat, 19 Apr 2014 13:27:53 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/find-a-moveÐамÑÑи дÑÑга...14 ÑнваÑÑ Ð½Ðµ ÑÑало моего лÑÑÑего дÑÑга, лÑÑÑего дÑÑга моей ÑемÑи, лÑÑÑего дÑÑга еÑе добÑой дÑÐ¶Ð¸Ð½Ñ ÑебÑÑ. Ð£Ð¼ÐµÑ Ðанил ÐÑÑеÑенко (http://www.chess.co...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/contentMon, 20 Jan 2014 13:00:23 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/contentE-book Attack with BlackGambit Publications issued the Kindle version of my "Attack with Black". Though, mostly it copies the paper book, it has one superimportant improvement. Those of you, who didn't know what to do against 12.a4 in the King Walk Variation, can find a ...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/e-book-attack-with-blackTue, 03 Sep 2013 12:30:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/e-book-attack-with-blackForwarding S.O.S.Please read this and help if you can: http://chess-news.ru/node/11290 (English) http://chess-news.ru/node/11286 (Russian) http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/forwarding-sosTue, 05 Mar 2013 00:08:32 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/forwarding-sosFeedbacks on my bookI decided to place here a few feedbacks that different people from different countries published on my book Attack with Black. I'm very thankful to them for their time! http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/review-attack-with-black http://www.chessd...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/feedbacks-on-my-bookFri, 22 Feb 2013 04:11:37 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/feedbacks-on-my-bookA simul on ICCOn Sep.30 at 1430 ICC server time I am honoured to give the simul on ICC. But it will not be a regular one. It's a thematic simul to promote my new book: http://www.gambitbooks.com/books/attackwblack.html that offers a complete opening repertoir...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/a-simul-on-iccFri, 28 Sep 2012 05:54:11 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/a-simul-on-iccA new book is born!Hello everyone! I am happy to announce that my first book is printed. There I offer a complete opening repertoire against 1.d4 based on the Benko gambit. I tried to analyze all White's major possibilities including 2.Nc3 or Zukertort sytem. You c...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/a-new-book-is-bornFri, 31 Aug 2012 05:19:45 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/a-new-book-is-bornA nice combination.Just a nice combination I have found on my computer: http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/a-nice-combinationSun, 25 Mar 2012 01:23:09 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/a-nice-combinationDaily puzzles #39.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, dear chess friends! I wish your 2012 equaled all your hopes and plans! Last puzzle was solved by benusa. There the main idea there was an opposition! Let's see an analogic puzzle with more hard solution. W...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/daily-puzzles-39Fri, 30 Dec 2011 04:02:18 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/daily-puzzles-39Daily puzzles #38.Merry Christmas, dear chess friends! I hope you have a nice holidays times nowadays! Let's see a trick from the last puzzle; White should win a tempo to avoid that trick that was showed in #36 puzzle.   New rooks endgames trick is here: (it's...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/daily-puzzles-38Mon, 26 Dec 2011 02:24:59 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/daily-puzzles-38Daily puzzles #37.Hello! Some of you have found a correct way to make a draw in the last puzzle. So, let me show it:   Now another position for learning of another typical trick in endgames R vs.pawn. White wins. Good luck! I'm sorry for not posting daily - ...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/daily-puzzles-37Wed, 21 Dec 2011 11:24:06 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/daily-puzzles-37Daily puzzles #36.Hello! Last puzzle was of easy sort and some of you could solve it convincingly.   Actually, after pawn endgames I had a plan to post rook endgames. But then I have found some knights position and continued with them. Probably, it's time to c...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/daily-puzzles-36Fri, 16 Dec 2011 06:50:56 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/daily-puzzles-36Daily puzzles #35.Hello, dear chess friends! Last puzzle was seemingly very hard. But it required more chess analytics than any concrete lines. Black knight was able to stop pawn only on a7. For this purpose it has 3 squares b5, c6 and c8. c6 is never allowed to i...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/daily-puzzles-342Tue, 13 Dec 2011 23:54:22 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/daily-puzzles-342Daily puzzles #34.Dear chess friends! Last puzzle had only 5 pieces on the board but no one could get a correct idea. So, it's time to see a solution. How could it be found? Only be the way of going through all lines, I guess.   Next position has the same piec...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/daily-puzzles-34Fri, 09 Dec 2011 11:23:06 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/daily-puzzles-34Daily puzzles #33.Hello, everyone!  Finally, I have seen a correct solution of last puzzle! Congratulations to planterns! Here it is:   Now, I am to show your next position: White wins. Good luck! Solutions is linked here:  http://blog.chess.com/view/dai...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/daily-puzzles-33Mon, 05 Dec 2011 10:45:03 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/daily-puzzles-33Daily puzzles #32.Hello, dear chess friends! I hope you have found an idea of yesterday's puzzle - first White tries to stalemate himself; then - White blocks Bk in the corner with a positional draw.   White draws! Good luck! Correct solution is here:  http...http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/daily-puzzles-32Fri, 02 Dec 2011 09:31:56 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/LuckyTiger/daily-puzzles-32