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  • Giving Up On Chess? -- The Zalakaros Open

    After six rounds of the Zalakaros Open in Hungary, I had four points -- which was not a bad score, since the average of my opponents' ratings was high. Earlier in the tournament, I was sure that it was time for me to give up chess, or at... | Read More

  • Can A GM And Rybka Beat Stockfish?

    Around June, Rubik's Cube extraordinaire and chess aficionado Tyson Mao approached me with a fascinating proposal. Together with his friend Jesse Levinson, Tyson was exploring the current state of computer chess engines. It is well establis... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Apr 18, 2014

    In life, improvement is usually achieved by proceeding along the triangle "->Learn->Practice->Test->". In chess, this is "->Study->Play->Get Feedback->". Leave something out of the loop and you get diminishing returns. Thi... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Feb 21, 2014

    "I get really nervous during important games; what should I do?" "I get really worried about my rating. Do you have any suggestions?" I think these two questions, while undoubtedly different, are in some senses closely related. As I have noted, ... | Read More

  • The Endgames of Tromsø, Part 5

    By the fifth round of the World Cup in Tromsø, Norway, the field had been whittled down to eight players. Former world champion Vladimir Kramnik faced Anton Korobov of Ukraine, Gata Kamsky played Evgeny Tomashevsky, Dmitry Andreikin played Peter ... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day 32

      In 2012 in the Blitz World Championship russian grandmaster Peter Svidler beat Viktor Bologan,the best player from Moldova: White to move and checkmates in 1:   Grandmaster Peter Svidler beat the best Chech player David Navara in 2012 in Pra... | Read More

    • Vignesh-Sid Match

      Today was round two of the match between me and Sid. I was 1-0 in the match and with todays win, 2-0. I won in the London system Queen exchange variation and sacrificed a knight for 2 pawns. In the end I won. Wanna See the game?     | Read More

    • N. Bellon - M. Sambriski 1/2-1/2, opp. colored bishops

      This started out with a nice London System vice, but I chose to win a pawn with a cheapie tactic rather than keep my well placed Knight on a great square with a positional advantage.  We then ended up with a drawn opp colored bishop endgame.  | Read More

    • London System, Poisoned Pawn Variation

      What is the London System, Poisoned Pawn Variation? The Poisoned Pawn Variation is a line played as black which trys to exploit the undefended b2 pawn in the London System. Take a journey with me into the Poisoned Pawn Variation. The startin... | Read More

    • REVIEW: Understanding the Queen's Gambit Accepted

      The Queen's Gambit Accepted: A Black Repertoireby A.Delchev and S. Semkov I recently got my hands on a couple of new opening books by Chess Stars, the Bulgarian publishing house perhaps best known for the Openings For White According to Anand s... | Read More

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  • Norm

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    A norm in chess is a high level of performance in a chess tournament. Several norms are one of the requirements to receive a title such as Grandmaster from FIDE.   Contents   [hide]  1 Grandmaster norm 2 Other FIDE norms 3 In n... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence,Accelerated Dragon

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    Many people suffers against maroczy bind setup against accelerated dragon which arises after the following move orders.In this type of setup white normally deided to play with strong centre and its very good setup for white againt accelerated dra... Read More »

  • East Indian Defence

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    The East Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. Nf3 g6[1] This opening has a close kinship to the more-common King's Indian Defence and is often considered a variant thereof. The difference is that Whi... Read More »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »

  • Baburin, Alexander

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    Alexander Baburin was born on Feb 19, 1967 in Gorky.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 7.  In 1990 he was awarded the IM title.  He  moved from the Russia to Ireland in 1993 and became a Grandmaster in 1996.  He is the first an... Read More »