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  • How To Play The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit

    The 90s were a decade of complex openings:  in particular, the King's Indian and the Semi-Slav. In 1992, a peculiar attacking idea came out of Latvia to combat the Semi-Slav, Meran Variation. 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6... | Read More

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, October 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Fabiabulous Editor Peter Doggers borrowed Dejan Bojkov's term to describe Fabiano Caruana's recent successes. Doggers writes: ... | Read More

  • Review: The Secret Life of Bad Bishops

    A former team member of mine has a favourite phrase which he likes to sing during blitz sessions with a big grin on his face: "gute Läufer, schlechte Läufer!" Referring to the legendary German grandmaster Wolfgang Uhlmann's similarly titled 1980... | Read More

  • Brilliant Endgames, Shirov Style

    Legendary chessplayers are usually remembered for their virtuosity in a particular area of the game. Tal is remembered primarily for his otherwordly tactical genius. Petrosian, as a master of prophylaxis and defense. Karpov, as a titan of positi... | Read More


    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.15.2015 - day 156

      World Champion Boris Spassky won against Alexander G Geller in the USSR championship in Leningrad in 1956: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Roberts Skuja in the Latvian Championship in Riga in 1958: White to move a... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.14.2015 - day 155

      World Champion Boris Spassky won against Joop Van Oosterom in the Under 20 World Championship in Antwerp in 1955: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat A. Miezis in the Latvian Championship in Riga in 1958: Black to mov... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.13.2015 - day 154

      World Champion Vassily Smyslov beat Mihai Suba in the Las Palmas Interzonal Tournament in 1982: Black to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Karlis Klasups in the 15th Latvian Championship in Riga in 1958: Black to move and ma... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.08.2015 - day 149

      World Champion Vassily Smyslov beat Alexandar K Tsvetkov in the Chigorin Memorial Tournament in Moscow in 1947: Black to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Igors Bleks in the Latvian Championship in Riga in 1952: Black to mov... | Read More

    • Evaluation of gambits

      I evaluated ten gambits with chess engines and I found that six of them were "unsound" to use Roman's terminology. The other four did not show an obvious weakness. I should add that I have no answer to the usual defense of gambits that they will s... | Read More

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Video Lessons



  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Read More »

  • Latvian Gambit

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    The Latvian gambit would begin 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-f5 creating a kind of reverse King's Gambit as Black. It is generally a less used gambit for its potential difficulties with king's side attacks from White, as well as its conflicts with some theoretic... Read More »

  • Bagirov, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Konstantinovich Bagirov was born to an Armenian father and a Ukrainian mother in Baku on August 16, 1936. He was a Soviet-Azerbajani-Latvian Grandmaster who competed in nine Soviet championships between 1960 and 1978.  His chess coac... Read More »

  • Mednis, Edmar

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    Edmar John Mednis (1937-2002) was a Latvian-born American grandmaster (1980) who took 2nd place in the 1955 World Junior Championship, behind Boris Spassky.   He wrote 26 chess books and hundreds of chess articles.  He was trained a... Read More »

  • Gipslis, Aivars

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    Aivars Gipslis (1937-2000) was a Latvian grandmaster (1967).   He won the Latvian championship 8 times (1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966).  He took 3rd place in the USSR chess championship in 1966/67.  At the Sousse Int... Read More »