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  • Clash of Champions: Smyslov vs. Botvinnik

    After Alekhine's death and the subsequent 1948 world championship tournament (covered in my article last week), the chess world began the three-year world championship cycle, which would continue in relatively orderly fashion until Kasparov and Sh... | Read More

  • Live chat with Sam Shankland

    Right now - live chat with Sam Shankland on Facebook!!! www.facebook.com/ChessInformant The USA Golden Boy from the Tromso Olympiad, GM Sam Shankland, has come to Belgrade as a guest of Chess Informant. Playing as a reserve player for the US te... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, August 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Dubai Heights “In July I was on holidays for most of the month, and so I missed a lot of chess, for instance the annual tourn... | Read More

  • Monster Opening Preparation, Part 2

    In our second installment of Monster Opening Preparation (part 1 here), we’ll take a look at two of the most famous “prep” games ever. Both are highlighted by legends concerning the length of time they prepared/analyzed/pondered ... | Read More

  • How Bobby Fischer Saved Game of Thrones

    You might know that Bobby Fischer was responsible for creating unprecedented excitement in the United States chess community when he defeated Boris Spassky to win the 1972 world championship over the Soviet Union. Fischer’s victory inspired mi... | Read More


    • How to win a tournament.

      Inspired by Snail's blog/thread. How to win a tournament: So, you wanna know how it's done, don't you! Well, that's understandable, but it takes a lot of hard work and dedication, both psychologically and physically. I will divide this blog into... | Read More

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    • Tournament Adventures: Columbia Open and Breaking 2300

      It's been a while since I've been able to post. Fortunately, the reason is that I've simply been too busy playing chess  This past weekend (August 15th-17th) I had the pleasure of playing in the Columbia Open run by the Columbia Chess Club (www.... | Read More

    • Rook on the 7th EQUALS disaster

      Hello Guys!! Today I will inagurete the Checkmate!! blog with a game I played recently. In this , I found some salvation after a cramped opening.Enjoy!! | Read More

    • My victory against Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich

      This game consists of tactics and positional play. I won battle in center, on queenside and later on kingside. Opponent's king was almost checkmated by my small army.   It was friendly game in local chess club. I liked this game. And I decided... | Read More

      • McArchuk
      • | Aug 21, 2014
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    • The Tromsø Olympiad

      An Olympiad is a highlight for many chess players, and also for journalists. Every two years, you meet just about everyone you know in chess, but this time all together in one small place! I attended the Olympiad from the first day to the last.&... | Read More


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  • Scandinavian Defense not always a good opening?

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    it is true! i personally usually play nc6 instead of c6,but in some cases i must play c6. by 9OOO7OOO Read More »

  • ALL IN vs FRENCH DEFENCE

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    A lot of players choose to play the french defence in order to slow down the action in the center and hope to play a quiet position. Ladies and gents, here's how you can go ALL IN against the french, especially in blitz! Read More »

  • TOUCH PIECE

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    The 'touch-move' rule is [particularly] used in live 'face-to-face'-type (OTB [Over The Board]) tournament- and/or match-format play.  Its use is less common in most formats of internet-chess.  It most likely evolved not only from 'formal'-... Read More »

  • Queen's Gambit

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    The Queen's Gambit is the starting position of many respectable chess opening such as the Queen's Gambit Accepted, the Queen's Gambit Declined and the Slav Defence. Black in most cases prefers not to capture the pawn as he cannot keep it without ... Read More »

  • close game

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    Opening play is often designated by the terms Open, Semi-Open or Closed. In Open games--marked by 1. e4 e5--both sides try to develop quickly and start an attack. In Semi-Open games (Sicilian, French, Caro-Kann etc.) Black tries to slow down Whit... Read More »