The Petroff defense has often been labeled as drawish, symmetrical, and boring. While it can transpose to the two, three, or four knights openings, it also has its own opening trap: the Marshall Trap.
This game is from the 2008 FIDE Grand Prix i... | Read More
So I was playing a casual game of blitz, when I encountered this position:
Looks calm, right? After a Grand Prix attack formation along with Bb5+, Black is well developed, the Bishop is active, and White is just about to complete development.
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On Saturday I played in the open section of the ChessIQ November Plus Score. This was the first time I qualified for the open section of a tournament, and it meant that the competition was tough. However, I thought I proved myself equal to the tas... | Read More
Today's game was not very exciting to me. From start to end it seemed clear to end in a draw. I was left wondering what Carlsen's match strategy was-- hope for a blunder? tire Anand out for the next game? -- since I could not figure how white coul... | 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