The hardest thing - to win won position

The hardest thing - to win won position

IM Pancevski
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Sep 10, 2015

              We all have lost games where we were winning. We all have won or save games where we were losing. Of course we are lot happier when the latter happens.  In such positions the minds of the players are operating differently. The one ...

OPPOSITE COLOR BISHOPS

OPPOSITE COLOR BISHOPS

IM Pancevski
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Mar 8, 2015

Every player at the beginning of his chess carrier thought that the positions with opposite color bishops are draw. So avoiding such positions seemed very good strategy if one is playing for a win or if one was trying to draw that was what he was ...

In the style of Mikhail Tal

In the style of Mikhail Tal

IM Pancevski
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Feb 27, 2015

We have all studied the games of the great Mikhail Tal, his combinations and beautiful combinations. I admire his ability to turn almost any position into tactical battle where every piece is "hanging" and with every move comes new excitement. Eve...

The element of surprise

The element of surprise

IM Pancevski
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Feb 23, 2015

       Before every game every chess player sees his opponents games, sees the opening repertoire of the opponent and he prepares according to it. Nowadays that preparation goes until the move twenty or even more in some main critical variations....

CARLSEN’S ENDGAME TECHNIQUE (analyzed)

CARLSEN’S ENDGAME TECHNIQUE (analyzed)

IM Pancevski
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Feb 12, 2014

We all have heard about Carsen’s technique, how he can win every possible position even when most of the players would agree on draw. That is his biggest strength. He has very big knowledge, great intuition and is physically very well prepared. Th...

A memorable lesson

A memorable lesson

IM Pancevski
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Feb 9, 2014

The majority of the players I know are spending most of their time learning new openings, practicing calculation, solving combinations and improving their technique in complex endgames. All that is understandable and useful.  Year ago I saw one ...

ARONIAN IS THE WINNER OF TATA STEEL 2014

ARONIAN IS THE WINNER OF TATA STEEL 2014

IM Pancevski
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Jan 29, 2014

      Tata Steel 2014 has finished. This year it was in different format, there was no c-group instead there were Challengers and Masters Groups. In the strongest group it was notable the absence of three very strong players Magnus Carlsen, Vladim...

Why analysis of your own games is important?

Why analysis of your own games is important?

IM Pancevski
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Dec 30, 2013

    We all want to review our games, some of us want to see again how they won the game, how they gave mate, or conducted great combination with sacrifices, others want to see what they did wrong and how they can avoid the same mistake again. I pe...

MAGNUS IS THE NEW CHALLENGER!

MAGNUS IS THE NEW CHALLENGER!

IM Pancevski
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Apr 2, 2013

      During the past two weeks we saw many interesting games in London.  We all saw one great tournament, with lot of exciting games. Finally, after fourteen rounds it’s over. The finish was quite unexpected and very strange. Facing the last roun...

The Candidates (after round 9)

The Candidates (after round 9)

IM Pancevski
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Mar 27, 2013

          Many of us for very long time were waiting for The Candidates Tournament to begin.  We expected and still expecting many interesting games, many opening novelties and above all fighting chess. All that currently is happening in London! O...

Why Carlsen has the highest rating?

Why Carlsen has the highest rating?

IM Pancevski
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Nov 28, 2012

     There is no doubt that all chess players in TOP 10 are extremely strong.  If you see current rating list you will see that Nakamura, Morozevich and Grischuk are not among them, despite the fact they are also very strong players. But, they are...

Playing like Mikhail Tal

Playing like Mikhail Tal

IM Pancevski
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Aug 28, 2012

We all have heard of the great chess champion Mikhail Tal, I think that every chess player enjoyed while watching his magnificent sacrifices and mating attacks. To many, Tal's style of play still isn't  understandable. When seing his games one can...

Brilliant chess composition

Brilliant chess composition

IM Pancevski
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Aug 24, 2012

I first saw these composition when I was nine years old. I'm still remembering it because it has great simbolism. It simbolises the war between the Army of Napoleon and the Russian army, and the great battle of Berezina river. The black King on b...

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