The best of Igors Rausis
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The best of Igors Rausis

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Igors Rausis aka Igor Kondylev, Isa Kasimi has died. Probably (and deservedly) the most known chess cheater since Wolfgang von Kempelen, he was, at the same time, a real chess player.

In the 1990s I placed a position in which he found his [EXCELLENT MOVE] on my desktop - for inspiration. Because 10 years earlier, in the 1980s, two other future grandmasters, Valeri Beim and I, failed to discover this idea during our joint analysis.

If you are not familiar with it, you can try now:

June 2017: very glad with the news that my new chess book, Understanding the Sicilian, is released!

Understanding the Sicilian


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