A strange Fischer Attack in The Queen's Gambit

A strange Fischer Attack in The Queen's Gambit

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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7 days ago

Bobby Fischer apparently didn't exist in the alternative reality of "The Queen's Gambit" series. But the Fischer Attack versus the Sicilian Najdorf, 6.Bf1-c4 (or 6.BQB4 if you like) was played by the heroine. So I decided to take a closer look at ...

Unanalysed #7. What a move!

Unanalysed #7. What a move!

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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Oct 8, 2020

Black to play. Why White's last move Nd3-c5 was a big mistake? This position occurred in one of my recent blitz games, selected for this blog. Black didn't find a correct move in the game, and made a big blunder instead. But you know that ...

Unanalysed #6

Unanalysed #6

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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Sep 11, 2020

My unannotated (well, almost), carefully selected Internet blitz games from August - early September. 10 games this time. Hikaru Nakamura after making a draw against me in Titled Tuesday ... Sorry @Hikaru, it was a bad game.In the Ukraine ...

Chess-players support Belarusian protests

Chess-players support Belarusian protests

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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Aug 23, 2020

These days, a lot of chess-players openly support the massive Belarusian protests: the head of the Belarusian Chess Federation Anastasia Sorokina, the country's top grandmaster Sergei Zhigalko, the 13th world champion Garry Kasparov, the gran...

Odessa chess championship: games

Odessa chess championship: games

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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Aug 5, 2020

Games of the Odessa Region open championship Supefinal are provided by the chief arbiter, Valentin Bogdanov. Note that, as it was in 2018 and 2019, grandmaster Nikolay Legky played in a tournament on a condition that his games will not be publis...

Unanalysed #5

Unanalysed #5

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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Jul 31, 2020

The following position emerged in my training game vs my student on 20th July 2020 (International Chess Day, and also, officially, Chess Day in Ukraine). ...Otherwise, not too many interesting/decent games were played by me in July. Below i...

Chess Quiz: You never seen this before

Chess Quiz: You never seen this before

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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Jun 27, 2020

Normally I prefer to analyse my students' games (long time control or rapid) against other players, rather than playing against them myself. But with everyone on the planet playing mainly online blitz or bullet these days, I have to play agai...

Efim Kogan Memorial Blitz in Odessa

Efim Kogan Memorial Blitz in Odessa

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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Jun 23, 2020

The blitz (3+2) tournament, devoted the 100th anniversary since the birth of the Honoured Coach Efim Kogan (1920-1973) was organised by Bank Vostok and the Odessa Region Chess Federation in the Museum of Modern Art in Odessa, Ukraine. The tourname...

Gloria Mundi

Gloria Mundi

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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Jun 11, 2020

From the @chesscom show "Today's Grandmaster with Coach Daniel" by Daniel Greiner @kingsbischop 5/30 2019http://twitch.tv/kingsbischophttps://www.chess.com/tv/shows/todays-grandmaster-with-coach-danielI never imagined that my games can be analysed...

Unanalysed #3

Unanalysed #3

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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May 29, 2020

I played quite many blitz games in May, and some of them may even deserve to be shown. Meanwhile, on May 29-30 I will take part in the European online chess championship (rapid, qualifications). Regulations: https://www.europechess.org/eu...

Ukrainian LCWL victory: coverage

Ukrainian LCWL victory: coverage

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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May 24, 2020

On 17th May 2020 Team Ukraine confidently defeated Team Russia in the decisive match of the @chesscom's Live Chess World League: 808-396 in the 1+1 Bullet (602 boards), 942-506 in the 5+2 Blitz (724 boards) and 650,5-493,5 in the 10+2 Rapid (572 b...

My First Pupils

My First Pupils

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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May 5, 2020

My first experiences as a chess coach, trainer and assistant were in the mid to late 1990s. In 1995 I had a training session in the Luhansk Oblast with the talented Cherednichenko sisters, and a little bit later I was a coach at a training sessi...

Unanalysed #2

Unanalysed #2

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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Apr 28, 2020

On April 26th I played for a bit longer than one hour on @chesscom in honour of my friend and former Chess Today colleague Graham Brown who turned 60 on that day! Graham prefers the offbeat openings (1.h3, in particular) and I used them in all gam...

1.h2-h3! The Right Move

1.h2-h3! The Right Move

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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Apr 24, 2020

On Sunday, April 26th 2020 from 2 pm to 3 pm UK time I will play for one hour on @chesscom (chess.com/live), mainly against random opponents, for Graham Brown, who turns 60 on that day! Graham was for many years my colleague at Chess T...

Sicilian Dragon: It's Never Easy

Sicilian Dragon: It's Never Easy

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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Mar 16, 2020

This game was played in the ill-fated Live Chess World League match between our Team Ukraine and Team Russia. Still, there also was some curious chess... (!) If you really want to read more articles like this, please donate / support my b...

Undeservedly Forgotten. RIP Gennady Kuzmin

Undeservedly Forgotten. RIP Gennady Kuzmin

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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Mar 1, 2020

RIP Grandmaster Gennady (Gennadi) Kuzmin 1946-2020 My obituary: https://www.facebook.com/mikhail.golubev/posts/10217031314443803  or http://chess-news.ru/node/26820 (Russian language) Kuzmin has won many tournaments, but this crosst...

Recalling Deep Blue

Recalling Deep Blue

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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Feb 22, 2020

Aside from having played chess professionally for some 15 years, and my involvement in other forms of chess activities, one thing I always liked doing is annotating chess games. I started contributing to Informator and New in Chess in the 1980s,...

Titled Tuesday: Sharp Openings

Titled Tuesday: Sharp Openings

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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Feb 14, 2020

As it already was in January, two Titled Tuesday blitz tournaments were organised on February, 4.Results can be found here: https://www.chess.com/article/view/titled-tuesday-what-you-need-to-know Mediocre performances for me, in both events - an...