Another day at the European Club Cup in Halkidiki

Another day at the European Club Cup in Halkidiki

GM janwerle
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7 days ago

The third round of the European Club Cup has been played this Sunday. Of course there are many interesting games to share with you dear readers, but I'd rather share with you my special experience of the day. My German team Werder Bremen faced the...

Finishing touch from the World Champions

Finishing touch from the World Champions

GM janwerle
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16 days ago

From Wilhelm the first to Emanuel the Second, we arrived in this series at  the third world champion: Jose Raul Capablanca. The Cuban grandmaster reigned from 1921 to 1927. Maybe the most glamorous amongst the World Champions, but on the ches...

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

GM janwerle
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20 days ago

As there has been comprehensively reported on the Olympiad so far, I'd like to highlight the national team which is in the lead after 7 rounds: Azerbaijan. With Mamedyarov, Radjabov, Naiditsch, Mamedov and Safarli, they are clearly one of the favo...

Olympiad - Batumi 2018 (The Netherlands)

Olympiad - Batumi 2018 (The Netherlands)

GM janwerle
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26 days ago

As one of the most wonderful chess events of the year is taking place, the golden oldies (i.e. my series: Finishing touch from the World Champions) have to wait for a little while. In Batumi, Georgia, the 43rd Olympiad is being held. Please have a...

Finishing touch from the World Champions

Finishing touch from the World Champions

GM janwerle
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28 days ago

Emanuel Lasker (Wch: 1894-1921) Among the world champions, Emanuel the Second is known as (one of) the most gifted defensive player. Reigning between 1894 and 1921 he could perfectly read his opponents' intentions, being able to look a few mo...

Finishing touch from the World Champions

Finishing touch from the World Champions

GM janwerle
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Sep 21, 2018

Wilhelm Steinitz, before he became the first world champion in the era 1886 till 1894, was a true attacker. This game from 1863 - long before he besieged the crown and drafted his revolutionary positional theory - is a fine example of his sty...

Finishing touch from the World Champions

Finishing touch from the World Champions

GM janwerle
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Sep 19, 2018

On my blog I'd like to share with you some decisive manoeuvres from the former world champions. We are bypassing the narrative. I only ask a little bit of your concentration.  In the fragment below another example of Aljechin capitalizing o...

Finishing touch from the World Champions

Finishing touch from the World Champions

GM janwerle
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Sep 17, 2018

On my blog I'd like to share with you some decisive manoeuvres from the former world champions. We are bypassing the narrative. I only ask a little bit of your concentration. So please sit back... and enjoy   In the following example w...

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