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 Dynamic and Positional Pawn SacrificeThe 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 this...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/dynamic-and-positional-pawn-sacrificeTue, 12 Nov 2013 08:36:52 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/dynamic-and-positional-pawn-sacrificeChess 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/chess-431-moves-to-10-th-of-novemberSat, 26 Oct 2013 01:59:44 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/chess-431-moves-to-10-th-of-novemberChess 431Hello, 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 Sacrifice ...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/chess-431Thu, 26 Sep 2013 06:09:00 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/chess-431A Camp with the ChampThe 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/a-camp-with-the-champSat, 27 Jul 2013 17:03:04 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/a-camp-with-the-champMaterial UnbalanceIn 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/material-unbalanceSat, 29 Jun 2013 03:54:54 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/material-unbalanceHello, AfricaOrganizing 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 ...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/hello-africaMon, 27 May 2013 01:41:55 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/hello-africaThe Art of ExcusesThe 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/the-art-of-excusesThu, 25 Apr 2013 08:28:06 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/the-art-of-excusesThis 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 ...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/this-little-somethinghellipFri, 29 Mar 2013 01:12:34 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/this-little-somethinghellipFarewell, JulianOne 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/farewell-julianThu, 28 Feb 2013 08:39:16 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/farewell-julianEndgame DominationI 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/endgame-dominationFri, 01 Feb 2013 06:05:19 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/endgame-dominationSpaceSpace is one of the most important elements in chess in general. Pawn endgames are no exception. One of the conditions for a successful breakthrough is the advantage in territory. However pure space advantage means more advanced and better enrg...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/spaceWed, 02 Jan 2013 03:39:30 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/spaceWhich Pieces to Trade?Some days ago while checking the exercises for my students I stumbled upon one that I saw in a practical game. The player with the White pieces, Julien Saada was my teammate of that time in my French team and the game that he played was decisive f...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/which-pieces-to-tradeSun, 02 Dec 2012 02:07:17 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/which-pieces-to-tradeThe Color of the OlympiadThe offer to train the Papua New Guinea (PNG) team came as a surprise some months ago. This would be a completely new experience for me and I naturally did not want to miss the Olympiad. I sent my email to the members of the team and told them to ...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/the-color-of-the-olympiadSat, 22 Sep 2012 14:16:46 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/the-color-of-the-olympiadRusty in MontrealThe tournament in Montreal came after a long period without any chess practice for me. I was busy with the lessons and did not have any time for self-improvement. Unfortunately this became apparent in Canada. The first two games that I played were...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/rusty-in-montrealTue, 31 Jul 2012 12:39:56 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/rusty-in-montrealBoosting the KnowledgeThe chess.com University was reopened at the end of May and since then many people asked what more than the video lectures, articles, mentor courses and enormous sources of information on the site one can learn. Indeed, the users of this site are...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/boosting-the-knowledgeSat, 30 Jun 2012 11:43:03 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/boosting-the-knowledgeSofia-Zagreb (Match on 50 Boards)It was probably the successful experience that Bankia had the last year which suggested the organization of yet another mass chess match. Or maybe it was the natural desire of the people to see each other in person rather than play on the net? A...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/sofia-zagreb-match-on-50-boardsWed, 30 May 2012 06:22:26 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/sofia-zagreb-match-on-50-boardsLots of Things HappeningAs a trainer I am always proud (probably more than when I do it myself) when my students achieve good results. The last week in Chicago was a great one for my student Ashritha Eswaran who won the All Girls National under twelve with the excellent...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/lots-of-things-happeningSat, 28 Apr 2012 09:40:27 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/lots-of-things-happeningDo You Want to Get Rocked?Hello chess.com friends! After a wonderful week around Europe (Liege, Manchester, Dublin and Cork) I am finally back in the heat of the action. Where the big games are played, and where some of the best Europeans compete for the continental titl...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/do-you-want-to-get-rockedMon, 26 Mar 2012 12:34:17 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/do-you-want-to-get-rockedPlaying with the Living LegendsJust a couple of weeks ago my boss from the Belgium team called to ask me and play in an important match. We have chances to make it to the top three this year, a somewhat surprising result taking into account the fact that we barely saved our ski...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/playing-with-the-living-legendsThu, 08 Mar 2012 05:48:14 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/playing-with-the-living-legendsThank you, chess.com members!!The Sunday chess.com simuls were made on a very short notice, and without much publicity. The time was short, but many people appeared to take part in the fundraisers, and gave their part for the successful recovery of Rumen Raev. I would like ...http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/thank-you-chesscom-membersThu, 06 Oct 2011 06:05:03 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/thank-you-chesscom-members