dbojkov's Blog


    • 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
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      • | 5 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
      • | 3016 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
      • | 2991 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
      • | 2877 views
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    • 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
      • | 2190 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
      • | 1901 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
      • | 2911 views
      • | 7 comments
    • One More Fabulous Game from WY Olympiad

      In my previous blog I have showed you one of the crucial victories from the match of the World Youth Olympiad U 16 that took place in Gyor, Hungary. If you liked the way that Aravind won, you might also be interested to see what did his neighbor... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Dec 28, 2014
      • | 3577 views
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    • Aravind's Nice Final Win

      (Picture from GM Ramesh's facebook page) The Youth Chess Olympiad U 16 finished yeaterday in Gyor, Hungary. It was a an excellently organized chess event with a lot of suspense till the last minute. India deservedly won the gold medals, but befo... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Dec 22, 2014
      • | 2625 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Andreikin-Karjakin, Tashkent Grand Prix (2)

      If you have liked the first part of the game, you would love the second! The expression on Karjakin's face tells everything and Anastasia Karlovich have captured the right moment. Andreikin conducted the attack flawlessly. As for the game here ... | Read More

      • GM dbojkov
      • | Nov 7, 2014
      • | 1774 views
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