Famous Vaganian - Planinc miniature

Famous Vaganian - Planinc miniature

IM Juraldo
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Mar 1, 2013

This post is dedicated to one of the greatest Slovenian players of all time - Albin Planinc. His chess was Tal - like you could say, full of tactics and romantic sacrifices; and when the sacrifices worked he was dangerous even to the best players...

Greek gift sacrifice + test yourself!

Greek gift sacrifice + test yourself!

IM Juraldo
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Feb 23, 2013

The classic bishop sacrifice (also known as the Greek gift sacrifice) is the oldest and most studied of the sacrifices and has been already studied by Greco (1619). Through practice, certain conditions that are necessary for a successful attack ...

Lessons + nice tactics

Lessons + nice tactics

IM Juraldo
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Jan 29, 2013

Hi everyone! One more tactical blow from my recent game in Austrian league - see if you can find it (its not that difficult) :) - comments below

Chess school: King march

Chess school: King march

IM Juraldo
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Jun 16, 2011

I am starting a new series of strategical and tactical themes - Chess school. In the following example, black pieces are completely tied down to defense, but it seems white can not increase the pressure (or can he?). White puts his last piece (whi...

Play like Bobby Fischer! (part 2)

Play like Bobby Fischer! (part 2)

IM Juraldo
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Jun 8, 2011

I saw quite a lot of interest in my previous blog (Play like Bobby Fischer!) and here is the 2nd part on Bobby Fischer. You will be able to find some interesting anecdotes and quotes from his life and an amazing annotated game.  Like most chess p...

Play like Bobby Fischer!

Play like Bobby Fischer!

IM Juraldo
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Jun 2, 2011

Test yourself and try to play like Bobby Fischer! After that, scroll down and you will find the complete game. If you find any improvements, please comment! I wont bother you with all the details about his successes, I am sure you know (almost)...

Test your tactics + Rubinstein masterpiece

Test your tactics + Rubinstein masterpiece

IM Juraldo
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Jun 1, 2011

Check these cool puzzles and try to solve them. When you are done solving them, scrool down and check a masterpiece by Rubinstein.  If you want to see more cool puzzles and improve your positional and tactical knowledge, check my older blogs. Ak...

Geometry - the kingdom for the Knight

Geometry - the kingdom for the Knight

IM Juraldo
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May 30, 2011

The following two studies are awesome examples of chess geometry. In positions in which geometry occurs, pieces are placed in such a way that the knights can take advantage of that and create beautiful forks, nets, double attacks etc. The puzzles ...

A chess mill

A chess mill

IM Juraldo
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May 29, 2011

White is pinned along the 5th rank. How can he save the piece and create a "mill"? Scroll down and you will find the complete game. Enjoy.      

Amazing rook

Amazing rook

IM Juraldo
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May 26, 2011

It seems that white is lost due to the bishop+passed pawns combo, but white rook can save the day. Can you solve this one? (It is not so easy so take your time)

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