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 Inspired by NaroditskyGM Naroditsky is currently feuding with GM Serper in the Articles section of the site. The main topic of their argument is a certain Knight sacrifice at e6. After reading Naroditsky's article, I suddenly got a chance to sacrifice at e6 as well, ev...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/inspired-by-naroditskySun, 10 May 2015 15:37:28 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/inspired-by-naroditskyNona Gaprindashvili. A Bow to the Veterans, part 1Excerpt from Gaprindashvili's book I Prefer Risk (ÐÑедпоÑиÑÐ°Ñ ÑиÑк). A Bow to the Veterans The first woman world champion Vera Menchik was tragically killed on 27th June 1944 during the Nazi bombing of London. After Alexander Ale...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/nona-gaprindashvili-a-bow-to-the-veteransMon, 27 Apr 2015 12:42:40 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/nona-gaprindashvili-a-bow-to-the-veteransOn Nigel Short's article and #sexisminchessAfter reading some comments on Nigel Short's article about difference between men and women, I realized I had surprisingly strong feelings about this issue. I, frankly, don't see Short's comments as sexist, but that's probably because of my diffe...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/on-nigel-shorts-article-and-sexisminchessSun, 26 Apr 2015 16:18:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/on-nigel-shorts-article-and-sexisminchessNatalia Pogonina: "There were no politics in the chess final"Original in Russian here. The World Championship finalist Natalia Pogonina told in the interview for Gazeta.ru about her path in the Sochi tournament, the secrets of Olympiad victories, Russian-Ukrainian friendship and the benefits of chess for c...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/natalia-pogonina-quotthere-were-no-politics-in-the-chess-finalquotTue, 07 Apr 2015 02:46:27 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/natalia-pogonina-quotthere-were-no-politics-in-the-chess-finalquotVladimir Kramnik: From Steinitz to KasparovA 2005 interview of Vladimir Kramnik where he discusses all previous chess world champions of the time. The Russian original is here: http://www.e3e5.com/article.php?id=190 FROM STEINITZ TO KASPAROV I got to know the legacy of chess classics rel...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/vladimir-kramnik-from-steinitz-to-kasparovWed, 01 Apr 2015 15:17:47 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/vladimir-kramnik-from-steinitz-to-kasparovThe big pawn breakthroughAnother game of mine. As usual, nothing particularly great, but I really liked the pawn ending. http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/the-big-pawn-breakthroughTue, 24 Mar 2015 12:43:43 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/the-big-pawn-breakthroughYuri Averbakh: How I fell out with Korchnoi and KarpovAn interesting insight as to why Korchnoi was disliked by Soviet authorities and chess society in 1970s. He didn't exactly make many friends. How I fell out with Korchnoi and Karpov In 1973, there were two Interzonals in Leningrad and Petropolis...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/yuri-averbakh-how-i-fell-out-with-korchnoi-and-karpovSat, 14 Mar 2015 00:10:33 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/yuri-averbakh-how-i-fell-out-with-korchnoi-and-karpovFive Miracles of Yuri AverbakhThis game was played in a double round-robin playoff for the 1956 USSR Championship. Averbakh and Spassky were both tired after the main tournament, and this obviously showed. Annotated by Yuri Averbakh. http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/five-miracles-of-yuri-averbakhTue, 24 Feb 2015 00:25:46 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/five-miracles-of-yuri-averbakhFischer - Larsen 1971, from 64 newspaperVasily Panov. "Before the New Difficult Battles" (The part about Petrosian - Korchnoi match is omitted) Now let's discuss the match between two foreign stars: Robert Fischer, 28, USA, and Bent Larsen, 36, Denmark; it's kind of inappropriate now ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/fischer---larsen-1971-from-64-newspaperWed, 11 Feb 2015 12:04:45 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/fischer---larsen-1971-from-64-newspaperFischer - Taimanov 1971, annotated by Mikhail TalFrom the old 64 newspapers. As a foreword: prognosis by Igor Bondarevsky, Boris Spassky's coach. Incredibly spot on, both about Fischer and Korchnoi. Many commentators and especially the public wait impatiently for the match between Robert Fisch...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/fischer---taimanov-1971-annotated-by-mikhail-talSun, 08 Feb 2015 14:26:24 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/fischer---taimanov-1971-annotated-by-mikhail-talWomen's World Championship, Moscow 1950, by Elizabeth Bykova. Winners' profiles.THE TOURNAMENT WINNERS' PROFILES Lyudmila Rudenko The World Champion, Master of Sports Lyudmila Vladimirovna Rudenko was born on 27th July 1904 in Lubny, Ukraine, in a teacher's family. Father taught her chess when she was 10 years old. In 1925,...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/womens-world-championship-moscow-1950-by-elizabeth-bykova-winners-profilesMon, 19 Jan 2015 09:57:37 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/womens-world-championship-moscow-1950-by-elizabeth-bykova-winners-profilesWomen's World Championship, Moscow 1950, by Elizabeth BykovaThis is an excerpt from an old book about women's chess in USSR by the third Women's World Champion Elizabeth Bykova. The article was written in 1950 or 1951, before Bykova herself became a champion. WOMEN'S WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP IN MOSCOW Si...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/womens-world-championship-moscow-1950-by-elizabeth-bykovaSun, 18 Jan 2015 13:50:29 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/womens-world-championship-moscow-1950-by-elizabeth-bykovaFyodor Dus-Chotimirsky. Memories, part 5Read part 4 here. HAMBURG 1910 INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT 18 players took part in the Hamburg international tournament, including Schlechter, Marshall, Tarrasch, Spielmann, Teichmann and those who represented Russia at the time - Alekhine, Nimzowi...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/fyodor-dus-chotimirsky-memories-part-5Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:54:30 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/fyodor-dus-chotimirsky-memories-part-5Fyodor Dus-Chotimirsky. Memories, part 4 (including a tactical puzzle)Part 3 here 1909 CHIGORIN MEMORIAL The international tournament in St. Petersburg was dedicated to memory of the great Russian chess player Mikhail Chigorin who died in 1908. So, Chigorin's dream of organizing a big international tournament in R...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/fyodor-dus-chotimirsky-memories-part-4Sat, 10 Jan 2015 06:16:14 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/fyodor-dus-chotimirsky-memories-part-4Fyodor Dus-Chotimirsky. Memories, part 3Part 2 here After I got back to Moscow from Karlsbad, one Moscow chess player came to me and told me that he saw a future chess world champion in one teenager. I've always been wary of promising "wonderkids", thinking that it was impossible to tr...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/fyodor-dus-chotimirsky-memories-part-3Wed, 07 Jan 2015 09:46:33 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/fyodor-dus-chotimirsky-memories-part-3Fyodor Dus-Chotimirsky. Memories, part 2Read part 1 here. In 1905, I visited Warsaw and Lodz. In Warsaw, I visited the Semadani Cafe, the city's chess center. I remember meeting Poland's strongest players. First of all, I should name the elderly chess veteran Szymon Winawer. He was ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/fyodor-dus-chotimirsky-memories-part-2Tue, 06 Jan 2015 04:47:30 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/fyodor-dus-chotimirsky-memories-part-2Just wanted to share a game I don't play particularly good, but sometimes I do manage to put out a nice game. I'm satisfied with the attack, though the opponent did help me at a couple of points. http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/just-wanted-to-share-a-gameFri, 05 Dec 2014 14:29:31 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/just-wanted-to-share-a-gameList of cities that hosted World Chess ChampionshipsAmsterdam, Netherlands Euwe (Netherlands) vs. Alekhine (France) 1935 (some games) Alekhine (France) vs. Euwe (Netherlands) 1937 (some games) Karpov (Russia) vs. Timman (Netherlands) 1993 FIDE (some games) Arnhem, Netherlands Karpov (Russia) v...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/list-of-cities-that-hosted-world-chess-championshipsTue, 02 Dec 2014 12:20:54 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/list-of-cities-that-hosted-world-chess-championshipsAnatoly Karpov 2007 Ukrainian TV interview. Part 2 - Kasparov and other eventsRead part 1 here.   I TOLD YAKOVLEV: "YOU LIKE KASPAROV? OK, YOU CAN BUILD HIM A GOLDEN PALACE OR SOMETHING, BUT WHY DO YOU BADGER ME?" I think that your confrontation with Garry Kasparov was also very sharp and political. You've already menti...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/anatoly-karpov-2007-ukrainian-tv-interview-part-2---kasparov-and-other-eventsSat, 29 Nov 2014 12:47:13 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/anatoly-karpov-2007-ukrainian-tv-interview-part-2---kasparov-and-other-eventsAnatoly Karpov's 2007 Ukrainian TV interview. Part 1: Fischer and Korchnoihttp://www.gordon.com.ua/tv/a-karpov/   There was always much more politics than sports in the Soviet chess. For the ruling Communist regime, chess has become a symbol of unrivaled intellectual prowess. The whole big country, from Moscow to far...http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/anatoly-karpovs-2007-ukrainian-tv-interviewWed, 26 Nov 2014 13:58:33 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/anatoly-karpovs-2007-ukrainian-tv-interview