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  • 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

  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More

  • 5 Openings To Learn In 2015

    A new calendar year, for many people, means a chance for a new beginning. January is a month to consider new possibilities, to improve yourself, and to make a fresh plan for the upcoming year. In many ways, a new year is like a chessboard in t... | Read More

  • Q&A: Opening Prep And Troll Attacks

    QUESTION: Taylor_chess85 asked: “I would like to understand the type of games I am interested in playing. I am a beginner, and I thought that maybe I might make a database of every game certain people played with a certain opening. My idea is ... | Read More

  • A Chess Engine Is NOT Your Friend!

    Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had the Black pieces) and an international master. A zillion people were using a zillion chess engin... | Read More


    • Don't be "Karpov'd": How to Combat the Minority Attack

      Don't let this happen to you:  White (Karpov) risked nothing, because he was able to exchange off many pieces; so he did not have to worry about any Kingside attack. All Karpov had to do was squeeze and prod his opponent's weaknesses. Not a situ... | Read More

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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 01.28.2015 - day 49

      Top Bulgarian Grandmaster Kiril Georgiev checkmated World Champion Garry Kasparov in 1988 in the Blitz World Championship: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Veselin Topalov beat World Champion Anatoly Karpov in 1999 in Monte Ca... | Read More

    • The big failure of most opening books

      Since I was young I had the dream of writing a book. I did not have a clue what this book should be about, but for some kind of weird reason I thought life would be completely different if I ever would succeed in my endeavour. In my twenties I ... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 01.26.2015 - day 47

      World Champion Garry Kasparov played and won an exhibition match against the players Nikin and Sakarov in 1981 in Moscow: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Anatoly Karpov beat Grandmaster Valery Salov in their match in Alma-Ata... | Read More

    • Late New Year's Chess Resolutions & Two Games

      I just went through the new year's resolutions I had blogged back in 2010, and sadly realized I haven't made much progress, really. In fact, I guess it would be fair to say my level of practical level has actually declined. The biggest factors wer... | 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 »