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    • Karpov -Sveshnikov Match

        Anatoly Karpov is one of the greatest players of all time. He became the World Champion in 1975 and held the title till 1985. From 1993 till 1999 Karpov was the FIDE World Champion. Karpovs rivalry with Garry Kasparov in their five World Cham... | Read More

    • My Own Top 10

      I've had plenty of people ask me, "Who is/was the best chess player ever?" If I had to pick one person... Oh, but that is difficult! Considering modern chess and eliminating the non-chessboard-related actions of the person, my answer would probab... | Read More

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      • | Jul 11, 2015
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    • Another method to reach 2000 USCF, Part 3: Openings for Black

      In this part, I will discuss choosing openings for Black. This is much more straightforward than figuring out what to do as White. There are "many roads to Rome," as it were. The main question you need to ask yourself is: are you more interested ... | Read More

    • Castle Grand Prix II

      I played in an open tourney this weekend with an average rating of at least 1800.  I got 2.5/5 but missed several chances for wins in multiple games.   My first game was a rematch against NM Jon Heyer who I had drawn previously in a slightly wo... | Read More

      • Shi_Tou
      • | May 7, 2015
    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.06.2015 - day 147

      World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Evgeny Sveshnikov in the Moscow Open in 1990: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Anatoly Karpov won against Alexander Hramtsov in Moscow in 1968: Black to move and mate in 2: Our reader yd7532from t... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... Read More »

  • Svesnikov

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             The Sveshnikov Variation was pioneered by Evgeny Sveshnikov and Gennadi Timoshchenko in the 1970s. Before their efforts, the variation was called the Lasker–Pelikan Variation. Emanuel Lasker played it once in his world champi... Read More »

  • Aagaard, Jacob

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    Jacob Aagaard Madsen, born July 31, 1973, is a Grandmaster (2005) originally from Denmark, but now living in Glasgow, Scotland.  He is usually referred to simply as Jacob Aagaard. He finished 2nd in the 111th Scottish Championship in 2004.  He... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence, Taimanov Variation

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    The Taimanov Variation of the Sicilian Defence arises after the moves 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nd4 Nc6.  An equivalent move order is 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nd4 e6.  The move order with 2...e6 is regarded as the standard move ord... Read More »