In recent years an old side-line has gained considerable popularity against the Gruenfeld: the move 7.Qa4+ in the classical exchange variation has appeared with increasing frequency at the top level since 2011. It has been played by Kramnik agains... | Read More
In response to Gserper's article of 10 Bad Habits In "Searching for Bobby Fischer" I have decided to write about some things that I notice often that people might not pay attention to.
1. If you write down your move before you physically move th... | Read More
This chronicles my games at the 2015 Maryland Scholastic High School Championships (needs more consecutive capital letters). This tournament didn't really stand out that much, to be honest. A bunch of people chose not to come (Davydov, Nathan Janu... | Read More
Rapid events are common in Baltic states. The idea of rapid chess was introduced into practice years ago in Soviet Estonia. Later European and World Championships were held at the end of 1980-s.
The FIDE rapid and blitz Championships were organiz... | Read More
Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (Norwegian: [sʋɛn ˈmɑŋnʉs
øːn ˈkɑːɭsn̩] ; born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian
chess grandmaster, No. 1 ranked player in the world
and reigning World Chess Champion in classical, rapid
and... | Read More