My games database is growing, and I must say I'm getting good results. In 62 games: 50 wins, 4 draws and 8 loses, increasing my rating from 1712 to 1852
Main reason for such good results has been following the advice aussiedj gives at this artic... | Read More
Every novice soon learns a table of [DH: "average"] material value for the pieces, the most popular being 1-3-3-5-9, but with a bit more experience he learns that this table is not always reliable. There are two reasons for this: one is that an ... | Read More
Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (Norwegian: [sʋɛn ˈmɑŋnʉs
øːn ˈkɑːɭsn̩] ; born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian
chess grandmaster, No. 1 ranked player in the world
and reigning World Chess Champion in classical, rapid
and... | Read More
When I have the black pieces I frequently play the Caro Kann defence.
Today I was faced with a very rare and rather dubious sideline, which I had not encountered before.
Here is the game with annotations by me, with the help of Shredder11:
Acc... | Read More
Well with Wellingtons title challenge hanging by a thread this was a really a must win match for them. We are still leading the pack and needing 3points to from a possible 8 to lift the trophy for many years ,we could afford a slip up, but we went... | Read More