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Jon-Bradford-Latvian
Jon-Bradford-Latvian
Location: Bradford, United Kingdom
Joined: 4/15/14
Last Online: 4/15/14
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lucjosts
lucjosts
Location: shabwago, United States
Joined: 6/14/09
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Latvian
Latvian
Location: cluj romania, Romania
Joined: 9/28/07
Last Online: 9/28/07
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  • Another Crazy Pawn Lunge By Shirov

    The article I wrote last week, "The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit" reminded me of another, more radical g2-g4 move, also largely developed by the aggressive Latvian player Alexei Shirov. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.g4!? The so-called "Li... | Read More

  • 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


    • My Favorite ChessPlayer: Super Nezh!

      RASHID GIBIATOVICH NEZHMETDINOV(born Dec-15-1912, died Jun-03-1974, 61 years old) Russia       Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov was born in Aktubinsk, then part of the Russian Empire and now known as Aqtöbe, in Kazakhstan, into a poo... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Jul 1, 2015
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    • GM Alexei Shirov Joins Chess.com University's Prodigy Program

      Elite Grandmaster Alexei Shirov has joined Chess.com University as an Instructor and will begin teaching in the Prodigy Program this July! Alexei Shirov is a Latvian-born Grandmaster who studied chess under former World Champion Mikhail Tal durin... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Jun 17, 2015
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    • The Blog is 50, Let's Learn Some French

      The Blog Turns 50! Okay, folks, this is the 50th blog post for me. It has flown by quickly and has really helped me to focus on my game. My goal is to put out high-quality articles based on what I am studying, so I tend to be all over the place a... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jun 14, 2015
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    • What's the Secret Behind Chess?

      Yes, "What's the secret behind chess?" was one of the questions on the "Q&A with Coach Heisman" show tonight. Unlike "What's the best way to learn X?", a popular question where my answer is usually "Do/play X with strong players (at least han... | Read More

      • danheisman
      • | Jun 6, 2015
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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.24.2015 - day 165

      World Champion Boris Spassky won against Guenther Beikert in the French Cup Final in Lyon in 1991: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Roberts Grants in the Latvian Championship in Riga in 1965: Black to move and mate... | Read More


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 »