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  • The Illegal Move That Wrecked A Chess Career

    The summer of 1992 was the most memorable time of my chess career. Our team just took silver medal at the 30th Chess Olympiad in Manila and I felt like I was on the top of the world. That Olympiad deserves a separate article, since I am absolutely... | Read More

  • The Mysterious Chess Doctor

    There are many famous personalities in the history of chess. People talk about them, write books about them and follow their games. But there is an even bigger number of unknown chess players who never achieved any great tournament results or disc... | Read More

  • The Scandinavian Defense: Modern Play

    In part 1 of "The Scandinavian Defense: A History," we learned about the earliest beginnings of the Scandinavian Defense, and also saw some games with the slightly less usual 2...Nf6 in response to 2.exd5. Now we will see how the Scandinavi... | Read More

  • Find Your Own "Miracle" Opening!

    The year was 1985.  Garry Kasparov just became the world champion, and together with his mentor, ex-world champion Mikhail Botvinnik, he was running the first session of the famous Botvinnik-Kasparov school. A group of young aspiring c... | Read More

  • Garry Kasparov's Best Attacks, Part 2

    Last week, we deconstructed the elements of a successful attack through the lens of Garry Kasparov's magisterial attacking displays. Simply put, his tactical vision, calculation, and imagination were second to none. Garry would pounce on the sli... | Read More


    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.06.2015 - day 86

      Woman World Champion Susan Polgar beat World Champion Anatoly Karpov in a blitz game in Roquebrune in 1992: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Garry Kasparov won against Alfredo Rosich Valles in a simul in Barcelona in 1988: Bl... | Read More

    • My Chess Books Vol - 10: Karpov's Collected Games 1961-1974

      I got this book for $15.00 used. Seems steep but I got it not just for the 530 collected games. There is great analysis, as well as some good background on Karpov. The secondary reason for getting this book was the manner in which the games ar... | Read More

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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.05.2015 - day 85

      World Champion Anatoly Karpov beat Grandmaster Rainer Knaak in Berlin in 1988: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Magnus Carlsen won against Hans Krogh Harestad in Copenhagen in the 25th Politiken Cup in 2003: White to move and... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.04.2015 - day 84

      World Champion Anatoly Karpov beat Damien Marty in a simul in Zurich in 1988: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Garry Kasparov won against John Van der Wiel in Brussels in 1987: Black to move and checkmates in 4: Our reader ... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.03.2015 - day 83

      World Champion Anatoly Karpov checkmated B. Leuppi in a simul in Zurich in 1988: White to move and checkmates in 1: The best Ukrainen Grandmaster Vassily Ivanchuk beat Grandmaster Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the Blitz World Championship in 2007 i... | Read More


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  • The Stare

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    In chess, as in other games that promote gamesmanship, "The Stare" is a common tactic used by players to intimidate, annoy, confuse and otherwise put an opponant out of his or her comfort zone. It is generally done when a player is trying to thi... Read More »

  • Prophylaxis

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    In chess, Prophylaxis means guarding or preventing a move before it is made. A prophylactic move usually haults the opponent from taking action in an area. One example of prophylaxis is, when the king is buried behind a wall of pawns, moving a paw... Read More »

  • Yusupov

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    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Jussupow in German) was born on February 13, 1960 in Moscow.  He learned the game of chess in 1966 at the age of 6 and trained at the Moscow Young Pioneers’ Palace. In 1977, at the age of 17, he won the World Ju... Read More »

  • Beliavsky, Alexander

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    Alexander Genrikhovich Beliavsky (Belyavsky) was born on Decmber 17, 1953 in Lviv, USSR.  After finishing school, he did not qualify for the University Law Faculty, but was accepted in the Sports College as chess was considered a sport in the USS... Read More »

  • Bareev, Evgeny

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    Evgeny Bareev, born Nov 21, 1966, is a Russian Grandmaster (1989) who was World Under 16 Champion in 1982.  In 1990, he tied for 1st in the Soviet Championship.  In 1999 he was ranked 3rd in the world, behind Kasparov and Karpov.  His highest E... Read More »