dbojkov's Blog


    • Tricks And Traps In The Opening: QID

      A couple of weeks ago when browsing through the live tournaments I bumped into this short game played by a former teammate of mine. The Queens Indian Defense has a reputation of very solid opening, especially from White's perspective. Still mi... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Mar 31, 2016
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    • Modern Chess 2

      As I promised you a month ago, here comes the second part of the wonderful course by GM Gavrikov about the isolated pawn for "Modern Chess". “Modern chess” is a magazine of educational type, publishing Grandmaster’s lectures concerning all ... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Mar 24, 2016
      • | 1473 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Two First-Class Knights

      Today's video is featuring an extremely beautiful endgame study, freshly made in my own town Shumen, Bulgaria. The name of the composer-Petromir Panaiotov is worth remembering. Enjoy! | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Feb 18, 2016
      • | 1752 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Modern Chess 1

      I am glad to present a new chess product, made of my good friends! “Modern chess” is a magazine of educational type, publishing Grandmaster’s lectures concerning all the stages of the chess game – opening, middlegame and endgame. The arti... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Feb 8, 2016
      • | 3413 views
      • | 7 comments
    • Sharp Endgame Battle

      The following sharp endgame appeared after a quick opening skirmish in the Alekhine defense. My long-time student Brad could not orientate well in the arising situation and soon lost the thread. Instead of chasing pawns, he should have chased the... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Dec 26, 2015
      • | 3577 views
      • | 1 comment
    • How to Build an Attack in the Benoni?

      The ETCC in Reykjavik saw more than one amazing game. The attack that Pavel Eljanov created in round eight against Grzegorz Gajewski can be a good rival of Tomashevsky's jewel. In a typical Benoni-type of position the Ukrainian GM managed to open... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Nov 29, 2015
      • | 3460 views
      • | 3 comments
    • How to Build IQP Attack

      The recently finished ETCC in Reykjavik ended with convincing wins of both male and female Russian teams. One of the players of the men's team was Evgeny Tomashevky. The current Russian champion demonstrated his usual high class and produced the f... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Nov 25, 2015
      • | 3214 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Belgium Chocolate

      This sweet game was played in Belgium on Sunday. White sacrificed a pawn in the opening for better development and open files/diagonals and after one single inaccuracy from his opponent managed to convert the initiative into decisive material adva... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Oct 16, 2015
      • | 2491 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Personalized Video

      This is a personalized video for one of my students. It gives some hints of how to play with and against an isolated pawn in the Tarrasch line of the French Defense, as well as in the queen endgames. There are also many nice tactical points in the... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Sep 29, 2015
      • | 2123 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Tomashevsky's Endgame

      (Picure courtesy of the official site) Three light pieces versus a rook is a rare endgame, but a recent game by Evgeny Tomashevsky (versus Maxime Vachier Lagrave) placed in into the spotlight. In this video I will try to explain the winning mecha... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Feb 26, 2015
      • | 3135 views
      • | 7 comments