Amazing Attack Miniature Kopetsky vs Engert, 1942

Amazing Attack Miniature Kopetsky vs Engert, 1942

FM michechess89
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9 days ago

Hi chess mates. I am glad to post twice this week. This time we are going to analyze an attack game, a miniature, where Black took a pawn in the opening, as White got some compensation and attack possibilities for the material down. And that&rsquo...

Mate with Bishop and Knight: My Tips (+ Video)

Mate with Bishop and Knight: My Tips (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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20 days ago

Hello my friends. Some of my pupils have been asking me about the “Basic” Mate with Bishop and Knight. Today we are going to study this endgame. I made a video explaining the plan I like to use, and giving some tips that might be helpf...

6 Fantastic Endgame Puzzles (+ Video)

6 Fantastic Endgame Puzzles (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Jun 10, 2019

Hello chess mates. In this post we are going to analyze 6 selected tactic endgames I found some days ago. I really enjoy this kind of exercise (tactic endgames), because you have to use your general endgames knowledge and your sharp tactic vision,...

5 Reasons why it is fine to play Blitz Games

5 Reasons why it is fine to play Blitz Games

FM michechess89
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May 31, 2019

Hi chess mates. It has already been said several times how good it is to play long games to improve in chess. But if you are one of those players who prefer and enjoy much more playing Blitz games, I bring some good news for you. Before we start...

A Masterpiece by young Karpov (+ Video)

A Masterpiece by young Karpov (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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May 26, 2019

Hi everyone. Today we are going to analyze a game, where Anatoly Karpov (World Champion 1975-1985 and 1993-1999) got a good victory. It was 1967, he was like 15-16 years old. His opponent was Zdenek Rutka. I think there are some interesting idea...

Coming back from Capablanca Memorial

Coming back from Capablanca Memorial

FM michechess89
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May 13, 2019

Hi my chess friends. Capablanca Memorial just finished some hours ago in Havana. There was an Open and an Elite Group of six strong players (where Ivanchuk, Adhiban, Anton and Sevian where the most rated ones). There were also two kids' groups. As...

5 X Ray Puzzles you need to solve

5 X Ray Puzzles you need to solve

FM michechess89
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Apr 21, 2019

Hi chess friends. It has been a tough week. I was playing a tournament; also working in lessons.... But everything was really good, and even when I didn’t have too much free time, I could manage it and here we have our weekly post. This time...

Removing the Defender (+ Video)

Removing the Defender (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Apr 8, 2019

Hello everyone. As you already know, tactics is a very important aspect of the game if you want to raise your level. In this post, I’m going to explain 7 selected puzzles, where you have to win using a Tactical Theme we call Elimination of t...

6 Tactic Endgames you should solve (+ Video)

6 Tactic Endgames you should solve (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Apr 1, 2019

Hello chess mates. In this post I bring 6 selected tactic endgames I found in some of my training sessions, and I thought I had to share them. I really enjoy this kind of exercise, because you have to use your general endgames knowledge and your s...

Instructive Pawns Endgame (+ Video)

Instructive Pawns Endgame (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Mar 25, 2019

Instructive Pawns Endgame (+ Video) Hi everyone. As you probably know, I really like to study and work with endgames, I think it’s very important for any chess player who wants to improve and make progress at chess. In this post we will an...

6 Instructive Endgame Puzzles (+ Video)

6 Instructive Endgame Puzzles (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Mar 11, 2019

Hello everyone. In this post I bring 6 selected tactic endgames I found on my training sessions, and I thought I had to share them. I really enjoy this kind of exercise, because you have to use your general endgames knowledge and your sharp tactic...

Lasker’s Sacrifice (+ Video)

Lasker’s Sacrifice (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Mar 4, 2019

Hi everyone. In this post we are going to see a typical sacrifice against the castled king. Actually it’s a double bishop sacrifice, and the idea it pursues is to destroy the pawn structure of the castling giving the two bishops, so queen an...

6 Interesting Tactic Endgames (+ Video)

6 Interesting Tactic Endgames (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Feb 25, 2019

Hello everyone. In this post I bring 6 selected tactic endgames I found on the way, and I thought I had to share them. I really enjoy this kind of exercise, because you have to use your general endgames knowledge and your sharp tactic vision, and ...

Amazing line in a game from Batumi

Amazing line in a game from Batumi

FM michechess89
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Feb 20, 2019

Hi everyone. I had seen this game before, as they were playing the Olympiad. I didn’t analyze it too much in that moment, but today that game came to my mind; I found it again and analyzed it with some engine. The lines here are spectacular,...

Most Amazing Move in Chess History (+ Video)

Most Amazing Move in Chess History (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Feb 18, 2019

Hello chess people. Which is the best move in chess history? In this post I am going to answer that question (well, I am going to try). Actually is too complicated, but today I bring a game with a great winning move, something different, something...

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