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Keres_uy
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  • Imbalanced Forces, Part 1

    A material imbalance in the endgame provides an unusual type of play. Here we watch the spectacle of pieces, each with different capabilities, fighting, trying to change the terrain to their own advantage. It is like two knights on horseback fight... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 2

    A VERY BASIC BENKO This continues the Classic Pawn Structure series as seen in Classic Pawn Structure, Part 1a and Part 1b. In general, chess professionals know the ins and outs of every structure, non-titled experienced/strong pl... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 1a

    A Chess.com reader recently recommended a game where White (a 2700 grandmaster) made use of an interesting maneuver he (the reader) had never seen before. After seeing the sequence below, many questions may arise, and one might be left wonderin... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #39 - The Great Pawn Chain of Being

    Professor: Good day, class. It’s wonderful to see you. Zephyr and Lucian: It’s wonderful to see you, too, Professor. Professor: As different as the two of you are, you always seem so connected. Lucian: You mean like emotionally awar... | Read More

  • The Art of Doing Nothing, Part Two

    In last week's article, we started an analysis of a bizarre game I played ten years ago in the U.S. Championship. The key moment happened around move 15 when, quoting the ChessBase article, Serper "started moving his bishop back and forth between ... | Read More


    • Gambito de rey aceptado. Sistemas raros.

      En este y otras entradas del blog iré transcribiendo el libro de Paul Keres. Con verde irán mis comentarios. Después de los movimientos 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 las blancas disponen aún de otras posibilidades, además de 3.Nf3 y 3.Bc4, posibilidades... | Read More

    • Chess Olympiad Trivia

      The first world team competition (called the Chess Olympic Games or Tournament of Nations) took place in Paris, France in July, 1924 to coincide with the 8th Summer Olympic Games. There were 55 players (one player later withdrew) from 18 countries... | Read More

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      • | Jun 15, 2014
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    • The Magician from Riga !!

      Mikhail Tal - former World Champion for a mere 1 year 6 days, when he lost the title to the Mikhail Botvinnik in 1961.   1959 Candidates Bled - Tal Wins the Candidates tournament convincingly finishing 20.0/28 with a lead of 1.5 points from 2... | Read More

    • Who would you carve into the Mount Rushmore of chess?

      I heard an interesting conversational question the other day - "Who would you carve into the Mount Rushmore of X." Where X can be any category of interest - e.g. chess. Naturally, I couldn't help but mull over who my choices would be. I think this... | Read More

      • SamCopeland
      • | Apr 15, 2014
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    • Dominant world champions and more

      Here's a table, based on chessgames.com metrics, of points scored by world champions and other leading grandmasters between each other. By 'leading grandmasters', I mean the following players: Everyone who played a World Championship match Everyo... | Read More


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  • Oll, Lembit

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    Lemibt Oll was born in April 23, 1966 in Hohtla-Jarve, Estonia.  In 1982, he was chess champion of Estonia.  In 1983, he was awarded the International Master title.  In 1984, he was junior champion of the USSR.  From 1992 through 1998, he play... Read More »

  • 1936 in chess

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    In January 1936, the All-Russian Trade Union Tournament finished after six months of steady play.  The event had 700,000 participants.  Georgy Lizitzin and Vitaly Checkover tied for 1st place. On January 4, 1936, the 16th Annual Hastings Christ... Read More »

  • Tolush, Alexander

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    Alexander Tolush (1910-1969) was a Russian Grandmaster (1953).  He was Leningrad champion in 1937, 1938, 1946, and 1947.  He took 2nd in the 1950 USSR championship, behind Keres.   He was an early trainer for Boris Spassky and ... Read More »

  • Keres, Paul

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    Paul Keres (1916-1975) was an Estonian Grandmaster (1950).  He was Estonian chess champion in 1935.  In the 1930s he played in the tennis championship of Estonia.  In 1938 he tied for 1st (with Fine) in the famous AVRO tournament, w... Read More »

  • Junge, Klaus

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    Klaus Junge (1924-1945) was a German player who was born in Chile and moved to Germany in the 1930s.  In 1941, at the age of 17, he tied for first place in the German championship.  In Prague 1942, he tied for first with Alekhine.  ... Read More »