My Games #23: Crazy Tactics

My Games #23: Crazy Tactics

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Aug 28, 2016

Hi chess people! I'll show you how to hunt kings today from my 3+2 blitz games. The first example is one of my most accurate games, played against a fellow derp. Attacking themes of this game are: catching the king in the middle by sacrificing mat...

My Games #22: Punishing a Bad Opening

My Games #22: Punishing a Bad Opening

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Jun 26, 2016

Greetings from beyond the Wall. In this blitz game I'll show you what my opponent did wrong in the opening. At the point you say "Fine, fine... I get it, you should develop your pieces," you'll witness a Joeyesk chekmate which will prove the point...

Previously on the Candidates

Previously on the Candidates

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Feb 28, 2016

We'll witness the best preperations very very soon. In less than 2 weeks, on 11th March the tourney kicks off. The participants and how they are qualified: Vishy Anand, unlucky of the previous World Championship match Veselin Topalov, by the hig...

My Games #21: Complete Development, Sac Everything

My Games #21: Complete Development, Sac Everything

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Dec 30, 2015

Mission accomplished. I got my rainbow icons challange fulfilled. In this King's Indian Defense game, my opponent forgot to develop his queenside pieces, instead went to trap my bishop by weakening his kingside. I had huge development advantage. ...

My Games #19: One More Center Game and A New Record

My Games #19: One More Center Game and A New Record

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Dec 17, 2015

Do you remember My Games #17? I used same counterplay idea (open g-file) for this game. But against a higher -actually highest- rated and a very drunk opposition. A strong player I like to watch in the live chess entered my 3+2 unrated seek: Capta...

My Games #18: Tactical Jungle

My Games #18: Tactical Jungle

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Dec 11, 2015

After the most amazing round of LonDRAW Chess Classic (Rd.7) I wanted to play some crazy games. MVL's tactical domination over Anand, Aronian's hyperactive pieces against Topalov's king and Carlsen's stunning endgame play against Nakamura made me ...

My Games #16: Goku vs. Me!

My Games #16: Goku vs. Me!

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Nov 16, 2015

I was searching for 3+2 unrated to get a strong player opposition. Then he came with 2215 rating and a profile picture of Goku (from the anime Dragon Ball, oh cmoon you gotta know that). I lost the first game on time and he accepted my rematch off...

Fischer Random - Chess960 in St.Louis

Fischer Random - Chess960 in St.Louis

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Nov 15, 2015

Hi people!   Why 960? We need 1 dark square bishop and 1 light square bishop. We have 4 dark squares and 4 light squares on the rank. 4 x 4 = 16 way to put them on the board. So we have 6 squares left. To castle long (a-side) and short (h-...

My Games #15: Optimism Almost Killed the Cat

My Games #15: Optimism Almost Killed the Cat

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Sep 30, 2015

Greetings my fellow chessassins, This is a terrible 3|2 blitz game where I planned awesome looking ideas and didn't really look at my opponent's threats, and eventually checkmated him with stunning tactics. Yeah, that is what happens at 1600-1700...

Sinquefield Cup 2015, After 6 Rounds

Sinquefield Cup 2015, After 6 Rounds

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Aug 29, 2015

Sinquefield Cup 2015 reminds me St. Petersburg 1914. Not that I was alive in 1914 (-_-) Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, Marshall, Nimzowitsch, Rubinstein... One can learn a lot about chess just from studying only that tournament. Well, Sinquefield 2...

My Games #14: Scotch 4 Knights

My Games #14: Scotch 4 Knights

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Aug 17, 2015

You know I like showing off my wins against strong opponents.  My opponent with the white pieces was ~2150 level. We both made some blunders but it was prety exciting. I made a dangerous Bishop sacrifice on h3. More of a positional than tactical. ...

Richard Rapport vs. Pavel Eljanov, Biel 2015, 0-1

Richard Rapport vs. Pavel Eljanov, Biel 2015, 0-1

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Jul 30, 2015

GM Pavel Eljanov, Ukraine#2, fearlessly accepts the gambit in Semi-Slav and plays precisely to the end against one of the most entertaining GMs of all time Richard Rapport. A couple of flashy moves and a couple of trap trys...   Let's jump right...

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