5 Puzzles:  Petroff's Defense (C42)

5 Puzzles: Petroff's Defense (C42)

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Oct 17, 2008

Another recurring opening in the World Championship will probably be the C42 Petroff's.  This is Anand's most often played opening as White (365chess.com lists 47 of his games) and is his third most often played defense as Black (34 games).  Kramn...

5 Puzzles:  QGA, Classical 6...a6

5 Puzzles: QGA, Classical 6...a6

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Oct 14, 2008

This is another huge favorite of both Anand and Kramnik (See my recent blog post on the Sveshnikov/Pelikan).  Anand has played this 32 times as Black and Kramnik has led with it 34 times as White.  It could very well be the critical game of the Ch...

6 Puzzles:  Sveshnikov/Pelikan

6 Puzzles: Sveshnikov/Pelikan

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Oct 12, 2008

Why study the Sveshnikov/Pelikan, ECO B33 ?  It's the #1 opening faced by Kramnik (365chess.com gives 60 games) as Black and the #2 opening chosen by Anand as White (46 games).  The crucial game of the World Championship may be a B33.  Here are si...

5 Puzzles by Veselin Topalov

5 Puzzles by Veselin Topalov

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Sep 30, 2008

Veselin Topalov is back on top of the FIDE ratings list for October.  Here are some of his puzzles.  It's Black to move and win.                                                                       Mo...

6 Puzzles:  Caro-Kann, Fantasy Variation

6 Puzzles: Caro-Kann, Fantasy Variation

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Sep 21, 2008

Otherwise known as the Tartakower Variation, the opening begins with the simple 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.f3  The idea is to open the f-file to bring pressure on Black's kingside quickly.  The opening is often characteristic of sacrifices and other firewo...

5 Puzzles:  Smith-Morra Gambit Accepted

5 Puzzles: Smith-Morra Gambit Accepted

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Sep 14, 2008

These puzzles are taken from Smith-Morra Gambit Accepted miniatures which begin with the following moves:  1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3               All puzzles are 'White to Move a...

5 Kasparov Puzzles

5 Kasparov Puzzles

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Aug 15, 2008

Here are some puzzles from Kasparov's older games.  Black to move and win.                                 &n...

5 Bachmann Puzzles

5 Bachmann Puzzles

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Jun 14, 2008

Axel Bachmann is Paraguay's #1 Grandmaster and is still a teenager!  White to move and win except #5 where White mates in 7.                               ...

6 Puzzles by Emilio Cordova

6 Puzzles by Emilio Cordova

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May 24, 2008

   Here are some puzzles by Peru's youngest GM.  Emilio is 17 years old and the second best player in his country.                                ...

5 Puzzles by Eduardo Iturrizaga

5 Puzzles by Eduardo Iturrizaga

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May 14, 2008

Here is a little collection of puzzles by the #1 Venezuelan player, Eduardo Iturrizaga who is still in his teens!  He owes some of his success to playing chess at ICC http://www.chessclub.com/finger/Iturrizaga .  Eduardo w...

Four Puzzles By Anand

Four Puzzles By Anand

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Oct 1, 2007

                                                        http://www.wtharvey.com/anan.html for 70 crucia...

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