Can you find a checkmate there?

Can you find a checkmate there?

GM LuckyTiger
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Feb 8, 2018

Family duties do not leave many chances to post anything, but I can not stop myself from publishing following position. This position could happen in the rapid game between Loek Van Wely and Vassily Ivanchuk. As it often happens, the most inte...

Interactive chess reader from ForwardChess

Interactive chess reader from ForwardChess

GM LuckyTiger
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Jul 4, 2017

My book Improving the Endgame Technique is now available on interactive chess reader from ForwardChess. Even if you don't want to read about Same-Colored Bishop Endgames, I recommend you to download this App to look how the Reader works. It's muc...

My nice...loses (lose no.3)

My nice...loses (lose no.3)

GM LuckyTiger
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Jul 2, 2017

Hello, chess friends! Again I am going to present you the game, in which I was crushed very quickly. The main target is to show you the reasons why such failures can happen; so you will be able to avoid the same mistakes in your own games. Today's...

My nice...loses (lose no.2)

My nice...loses (lose no.2)

GM LuckyTiger
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Jun 18, 2017

Let me present you my another quick lose, in which I demonstrated an absense of feel of danger. The game has been played in one of the most strange tournaments in my life. Ukrainian championship U-20 was extremely strong in 2006. We had 3 2500+ pl...

My nice...loses (lose no.1)

My nice...loses (lose no.1)

GM LuckyTiger
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Jun 14, 2017

Dear chess friends! Most of us used to recollect own combinations, that telling everyone about our unique tactical vision. But how often do you recollect own loses? I decided to break down this wall and to share with you a few of my loses. Here t...

A new e-book about bishop endgames!

A new e-book about bishop endgames!

GM LuckyTiger
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Jun 9, 2017

Dear chess friends! I am happy to announce, that my first e-book is issued. It is dedicated to problem of same-colored bishop endgames and offers a lot of analysis, explanations, exercises/questions, advice etc. So far it is available on Amazon (...

Рапид-турнир памяти Данила Кучеренко

Рапид-турнир памяти Данила Кучеренко

GM LuckyTiger
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May 28, 2017

Уважаемые друзья! Приглашаем всех желающих и могущих принять участие в рапид-турнире, посвященном памяти нашего друга Данила Кучеренко. Турнир запланирован на 10, 11 июня; место проведения - Харьков, ШШК "Шахрад". Больше информации - здесь: http:/...

How to find the best moves quickly?

How to find the best moves quickly?

GM LuckyTiger
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Mar 23, 2017

  Preface by myself: There are many difficult (or rather unanswerable) questions that beginners or club players like to refer to GM's or coaches. How to find a good plan in the middlegames? How should I study chess? Or finally, how to become FM/I...

Shirov's brilliant move

Shirov's brilliant move

GM LuckyTiger
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Mar 20, 2017

What do you appreciate more of all in chess? There are many good points about our beloved game, but today I would say that I enjoy more of all the ideas - spectacular, unbelievable, extraordinary... Once you see something like this, you never forg...

Interesting bishops endgames: never give up!

Interesting bishops endgames: never give up!

GM LuckyTiger
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Mar 4, 2017

In the history of chess there were many cases, when resignation was premature. Kramnik-Svidler, Wijk-aan-Zee, 2004; Aronian-Bacrot, FIDE World Cup, 2005 are probably the most famous examples. In both of them the resigning side missed some defendin...

Interesting bishop endgame: Smyslov's technique

Interesting bishop endgame: Smyslov's technique

GM LuckyTiger
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Feb 27, 2017

In my previous post I offered you the analysis of the Gashimov-Kortchnoj. Now let's learn with 7-th World Champion Vasily Smyslov. For the fortress, which arose in the last side line, we need to post the diagram. White has a perfect defending ...

Interesting bishop endgame

Interesting bishop endgame

GM LuckyTiger
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Feb 24, 2017

Being a coach for almost 10 years, I have collected a lot of interesting materials on my computer sorted to different folders. Recently, I decided, that it is time to start sharing all this. To start I picked up the game played in the Russian Club...

The paradox idea in the Benko gambit.

The paradox idea in the Benko gambit.

GM LuckyTiger
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Feb 22, 2016

In life of the chess GM there are not many moments, when he finds something extraordinary. I had a few such godsends, and this post is about one of them. In 2012 I wrote the book dedicated to the opening repertoire for Black based on the Benko ga...

Why is Carlsen so weak against 2500-2600 players?

Why is Carlsen so weak against 2500-2600 players?

GM LuckyTiger
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Dec 20, 2015

Surely, yesterday's draw in the Carlsen-Batsiashvili is the top news from round 1 of Qatar open, but I guess, that many of chess players could predict such a hard start of Carlsen. It's simply unexplanable, why he is so "weak" against 2600-around ...

Amazing saving

Amazing saving

GM LuckyTiger
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Jul 26, 2014

It's interesting to watch old games and old (no-engine) analysis. Highly evaluating everything, that players and annotators did, I strongly recommend to check out sharp lines from there. (first yourself and then with engine).This position could ha...

My student's Benko game against a GM

My student's Benko game against a GM

GM LuckyTiger
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Jul 14, 2014

Today my RSA student Francois Oberholzer did a good job against Georgian GM Merab Gagunashvili. He played Benko gambit, used some of my advices and got a winning position, but at the end he didn't believe, that he could beat such a strong opponent...

Chess.com's camp

Chess.com's camp

GM LuckyTiger
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Jul 14, 2014

From July, 7 till July, 11 of 2014 I was an instructor at the first Chess.com's University online camp. Camp gathered 21 players, who listened to lectures of Boris Gelfand (he analysed his win against Hikaru Nakamura and then answered to questions...

Chess.com camp

Chess.com camp

GM LuckyTiger
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Jun 19, 2014

Hello, my chess.com friends! I'm proud to announce that I became a part of the training team for the chess.com camp. Other instructors are Boris Gelfand, Roman Dzhindhzihashvili, Valeri Lilov. More information here: http://www.chess.com/article/...

Danil Kucherenko Memorial Open

Danil Kucherenko Memorial Open

GM LuckyTiger
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Jun 11, 2014

The first Danil Kucherenko Memorial Rapid Tournament was held in Kharkiv last weekend June 7-8, 2014. Thanks to the extensive support of his friends and the organizational support of Mr. Kiktev Grigoriy, the player list was quite strong. There wer...

Find a move.

Find a move.

GM LuckyTiger
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Apr 19, 2014

In the recent rapid tournament I could not find an interesting idea. Wondering, how many members of chess.com can find it.   White to move. (it's not a win, just an unusual idea, which gives White clearly better position and that we both missed)...

Памяти друга...

Памяти друга...

GM LuckyTiger
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Jan 20, 2014

14 января не стало моего лучшего друга, лучшего друга моей семьи, лучшего друга еще доброй дюжины ребят. Умер Данил Кучеренко (http://www.chess.com/members/view/Chessresearcher). За две недели до него погибла его невеста, его Наталочка. С каждым н...

E-book Attack with Black

E-book Attack with Black

GM LuckyTiger
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Sep 3, 2013

Gambit Publications issued the Kindle version of my "Attack with Black". Though, mostly it copies the paper book, it has one superimportant improvement. Those of you, who didn't know what to do against 12.a4 in the King Walk Variation, can find a ...

Forwarding S.O.S.

Forwarding S.O.S.

GM LuckyTiger
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Mar 5, 2013

Please read this and help if you can: http://chess-news.ru/node/11290 (English) http://chess-news.ru/node/11286 (Russian)

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