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  • 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

  • Clash of Champions: Tal vs. Botvinnik

    Mikhail Botvinnik had regained the world championship in 1958, but soon after the chess world's attention was captured by the rapid ascent of a young player with an unusually sharp and creative style: the Latvian Mikhail Tal.  Frequently ma... | Read More

  • Review: Mikhail Tal's Best Games 1 - The Magic of Youth

    Mikhail Tal was one of the first world class players I saw in real life: as a kid, during my first visit to the Hoogovens chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee,  I almost ran into him when I entered the playing hall. Even this extremely brief en... | Read More


    • How well you know opening names #5

      Lets see how well you know opening names ! This time lets look at gambit. First if you are wondering what gambit means - its giving up material in the opening for advantage. The advantage is mostly rapid developement of pieces or better structure ... | Read More

      • Vojtcz
      • | Jan 24, 2015
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    • 2014 Chess In Memoriam

      2014 is over, and we saw a lot happening in the world of chess during the year... an impressive run from Fabiano Caruana to reach the top two spot after an incredible performance at the Sinquefield Cup; the getting back in top notch form for Anand... | Read More

      • pulpopaz
      • | Jan 2, 2015
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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 01.02.2015 - day 23

      Russian Grandmaster Peter Svidler won against Peter Heine Nielsen in Copenhagen in 2010. White to move and checkmates in 1: Russian talent Sergey Karjakin beat Top latvian player Alexei Shirov in the World Cup in 2010. White to move and check... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 01.01.2015 - day 22

      The best latvian player Alexei Shirov beat Top french player Etienne Bacrot in the Rapid World Cup in 2010. White to move and checkmates in 1: "Fire on the board" Alexei Shirov won against French grandmaster Etienne Bacrot in Odessa in 2010. ... | Read More

    • ORIGIN

      Origin[edit] a b c d e f g h 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 a b c d e f g h Chaturanga starting position.[2] The kings do not face each other; the white king starts on e1 and... | Read More

      • srisarans
      • | Dec 30, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »