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Four Draws In Dortmund; Wojtaszek Almost There

Four Draws In Dortmund; Wojtaszek Almost There

PeterDoggers 5 hrs ago

He had more reason not to be fully satisfied with his play, but Radoslaw Wojtaszek nonetheless leads the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund with one round to go. The Polish grandmaster was doing well, but let Matthias Bluebaum escape in the endgame. Wojtaszek in his game with Bluebaum. | Photo: Georgios Souleidis. Saturday saw four draws, making the drawing percentage as high as 83.3 percent. Wojtaszek is still in the lead, and has the luxury of playing White tomorrow. His chances are...

Wang Yue Beats Bluebaum; Wojtaszek Sole Leader

Wang Yue Beats Bluebaum; Wojtaszek Sole Leader

PeterDoggers 17 hrs ago

Drawing Dmitry Andreikin as Black, Radoslaw Wojtaszek grabbed the sole lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. That's because co-leader Matthias Bluebaum suffered his first loss, against Wang Yue. After round five Wojtaszek is the sole leader. | Photo: Georgios Souleidis. Before the final weekend we now have six players on 50 percent (2.5 points), one above them and one below. With two rounds to go it's the Polish grandmaster who has good chances to win Dortmund in his first appearance....

I Have No Idea How I Won

I Have No Idea How I Won

IM Silman 2 days ago

The Chess.com member ostria wrote: I wonder if you would take a look at one of my games. I won, but the thing is I have no idea how! I made simple moves through the game and I am sure we both made many mistakes, but what was my opponent’s fatal mistake? Silman: Okay, let’s leap into your, "I don’t know why I won!" game. We have a classic isolated d-pawn position, though White’s dark-squared bishop shouldn’t be on g5 so early in the opening. Usually White...

Las mejores jugadas de Paul Morphy

Las mejores jugadas de Paul Morphy

FM LuisFSiles 1 day ago

El genio americano fue sin duda un adelantado a su época. Nadie como él para explotar las ventajas de desarrollo, espacio o iniciativa. Aprende de sus mejores momentos y déjate sorprender por sus brillantes combinaciones.

Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?

Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?

FM MikeKlein 1 day ago

What's more impressive: spending more than 300 weeks as the world number one, or winning five separate world championship titles? We'll leave it to you to debate who's had a more historic career -- Roger Federer or GM Viswanathan Anand. More intriguing is what Anand said of the man with the wicked one-hander. Quoted on ESPN-India, Anand said you can "roughly compare" being 35 in tennis to being 47 in chess. In addition to this intriguing thought experiment, this edition of "In Other News" includes...

How To Fight 2 Queens

How To Fight 2 Queens

GM Gserper 6 days ago

I noticed that when I teach the rules of chess to kids, almost nothing excites them more than a pawn promotion. I can see sparkles in the kids' eyes and have to answer the unavoidable question: "So, I can have two queens at the same time?" Of course I explain that theoretically it is possible to have even nine queens of the same color at the same time. In my old article I analyzed the games where the total numbers of queens on the board was four or more. In most cases when your opponent has two...

Andreikin Shows Endgame Magic Beyond Move 100

Andreikin Shows Endgame Magic Beyond Move 100

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

Dortmund's fourth round saw four fighting draws, with two games going beyond move 100. After a 7.5 hour battle Dmitry Andreikin managed to save an endgame with rook and two pawns vs two rooks against Matthias Bluebaum. The start of the fourth round in Dortmund. | Photo: Georgios Souleidis. In the last two rounds the drawing percentage in Dortmund climbed to 81.2 percent, but the players cannot be accused of a lack of fighting spirit. After four interesting draws, Bluebaum and Wojtaszek...

Passionate About Squares: Oddities

Passionate About Squares: Oddities

IM Silman 9 days ago

In this article we’ll take a look at "deep squares" (6th, 7th, and even the 8th!). So far we’ve used knights as the conqueror of squares, and most of the games will indeed highlight knights. However, this time I’ll also give examples of bishops moving into holes in the enemy camp, and even a rook. Remember: repetition is critical in any form of learning, and chess demands endless repetition until the ideas are permanently burned into your brain. So the more you recognize weak...

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