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GM_TopaIov
GM_TopaIov
Location: Bulgaria
Joined: 11/9/14
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TopaloVeseline
TopaloVeseline
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Joined: 10/11/14
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angel-topalov-3
angel-topalov-3
Location: London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Joined: 10/4/14
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HristoTopalov
HristoTopalov
Location: Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Joined: 10/2/14
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Patoll
Patoll
Location: Ukraine
Joined: 8/9/14
Last Online: 12/21/14
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  • Review: The Sicilian Najdorf 6 Bg5

    If you were to ask a hundred grandmasters to name the most difficult chess variation about which to write an opening book, my guess is that the 6 Bg5 Najdorf would be the frontrunner. It is perhaps the most analysed line in chess history, the pi&e... | Read More

  • 14 Amazing World Championship Blunders, Part 2

    The world championship match Carlsen-Anand is over now and it brings some relief to me because I was afraid that I might have to expand this collection of blunders.   Thankfully, despite being tired, both contenders didn't commit any huge b... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions Finale: Carlsen vs. Anand

    After winning the Mexico City tournament in 2007, Viswanathan Anand had become the world champion. Anand defended his title for a first time by defeating Vladimir Kramnik in the 2008 match held in Bonn, Germany, He again defende... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Anand vs. Kramnik

    After defeating Veselin Topalov in their 2006 match, Vladimir Kramnik was officially the undisputed world champion -- although he had been largely regarded as such since his 2000 match victory over Garry Kasparov. In 2007, a round robin tourname... | Read More

  • How Much Money Do World Chess Champions Make?

    Today, the very top chess players in the world can make good livings from the game. Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand, who will play this month’s world chess championship in Russia, made more than $1 million each of the past two years from ch... | Read More


    • Good King Hunting

      One of the biggest thrills in chess is getting the chance to conduct a king hunt successfully (unless you happen to be the party getting hunted down, of course). The most famous example (and rightly so) is the Kasparov-Topalov, Wijk Ann Zee ... | Read More

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    • When Chess was Art

      GM Vladimir Simagin: A Chess Artist Every field of human endeavor has its heroes and legends. Some of them are praised a lot and gotten kind of cult status, like the World champions and the highest-tier members. But sadly, many other great minds h... | Read More

    • RESTROOM SCANDAL

      Referees barred private toilets on Friday for the two grandmasters fighting for the world chess championship title in southern Russia after the contest was plunged into scandal over the frequency of one player's restroom breaks, ITAR-TASS news age... | Read More

    • CHESS AND MEDITATION

      The Zen of Chess From The Dhamma Encyclopedia Dr. David Snyder with one of his chess sets Note: The following is adapted from articles that were previously written and published in Chess publications, authored by Dr. David N. Snyder. T... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day - 13.12.2014 - day 3

      Today we will study the checkmates of World Champion Anatoly Karpov. In the first puzzle he beat the best bulgarian player Veselin Topalov in the Netherlands ina blitz game: White to move and checkmates in 1 move Today's harder puzzle was pla... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... 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 »

  • Kramnik, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Kramnik, born June 25, 1975, is a Russian Grandmaster (1992) and world champion (2000-2007) who defeated Garry Kasparov in 2000 in the Brain Games World Championship in London.This was the 14th World Chess Championship.This was the first ... Read More »

  • Corus Chess Tournament

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    The Corus Chess Tournament is a major chess tournament played in the small seaside town of Wijk Aan Zee in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938 for Dutch players only, it became an international event in 1946 and has grown into one of the most presti... Read More »

  • Anand, Viswanathan

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    Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand, born on Dec 11, 1969, is India's first Grandmaster (1988, at the age of 18) who won the World Junior Championship in 1987.  In 1983, he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship with a perfec... Read More »