Andras Adorjan- A True Creator!

Andras Adorjan- A True Creator!

kamalakanta
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1 day ago

Andras Adorjan is a supremely creative player, an innovator who influenced both Candidates' Matches and World Championship matches with his original ideas. In this article we will take a look at one of his original ideas in the Queen's Indian De...

What Shape is the Elephant? (Part I)

What Shape is the Elephant? (Part I)

kamalakanta
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9 days ago

There is a famous story, which I believe originated in India. Five blind brothers were asking themselves, what is the shape of the elephant? So they decided to find out. They went to the river and touched the elephant. One of the brothers touche...

Gelfand-kramnik, Berlin 1996- The Force of Truth!

Gelfand-kramnik, Berlin 1996- The Force of Truth!

kamalakanta
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13 days ago

Kramnik plays in a style that reminds me of two players: Rubinstein and Smyslov. He is a player of world-class strength, whose moves carry abundant power. Both Lasker and Petrosian spoke about the search for Truth in their chess, about the force o...

What's in a Face? (Illyin-Genevsky)

What's in a Face? (Illyin-Genevsky)

kamalakanta
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21 days ago

I knew of his win against Capablanca in Moscow, 1925, in a game where he sacrificed his Queen.... and then, the next day, Lasker sacrifices his Queen against him in the opening, and wins! I like his face...there is a soulfu...

Ivanchuk-Kramnik.....Genius vs. Genius!

Ivanchuk-Kramnik.....Genius vs. Genius!

kamalakanta
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23 days ago

Lately I have been drawn to Kramnik. A few year ago, when I bought his book "Kramnik: My Life and Games", co- authored with Iakov Damsky, I was struck by a few things....the force of his moves and concepts, the overall solidity and fluidity of his...

Caruana is a Master at 1.e4  e5 Positions!

Caruana is a Master at 1.e4 e5 Positions!

kamalakanta
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Oct 26, 2018

I have a few players that I really admire in their treatment of the Black side of 1.e4 e5 positions, and one of them is Caruana. Today I will just give one game as an example. GM Naiditsch gets a little bit fancy with his maneuvers in the open...

Two Outstanding Games by Vladimir Simagin

Two Outstanding Games by Vladimir Simagin

kamalakanta
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Oct 21, 2018

Looking at some of the games of Simagin with the Black pieces in the book "Vladimir Simagin", by Aidan Woodger, I came across two games played in 1959 and 1960 against F. Olafsson and viktor Korchnoi, respectively. I am always intrigued at how g...

Boleslavsky- Magic!

Boleslavsky- Magic!

kamalakanta
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Oct 17, 2018

This blog will include at least 2 games by Isaac Boleslavsky. I have been intrigued by him for a while now....I knew he was strong for he played a Final Candidates Match against Bronstein in 1950. I even posted a blog about him.... https://w...

Gufeld, a Dragon Virtuoso

Gufeld, a Dragon Virtuoso

kamalakanta
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Oct 4, 2018

Recently I was captivated by  the following game, played in Barcelona in 1979. Eduard Gufeld was a wonderful human being who was able to inspire others to greatness. Known for his wit and humor, he was a great story teller, coach, journalist ...

There Is No Small Opponent!

There Is No Small Opponent!

kamalakanta
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Sep 18, 2018

Hi! Have you guys heard of Herman Pollmaecher? Me neither! But in the following game, he beats Anderssen from the White side of a Ponziani Opening! This game I found in the fabulous book by Tartakower and dumont, "500 Master Games of Chess"...

Finally, a Good Move! (from a recent daily game)

Finally, a Good Move! (from a recent daily game)

kamalakanta
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Jul 29, 2018

I want to share with you this game, because I did a move that I love! It was very satisfying....I was able to block my opponent's Queen from coming back to the main theatre of action (the kingside), and also prepare a sacrifice by avoiding the e...

Geller and Bronstein, Creative Lions! axb6!

Geller and Bronstein, Creative Lions! axb6!

kamalakanta
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Jul 25, 2018

In 1965, Bronstein won this amazing game against Mikenas, from the Black side of an Old Indian Defense! The Old Indian can often transpose to the King's Indian Defense, if Black takes the time to play Re8, Bf8, g6 and Bg7, which is often what ha...

Morphy and I, Partners in Crime!

Morphy and I, Partners in Crime!

kamalakanta
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Jul 19, 2018

The other day I was perusing through Tartakower's "500 Master Games of Chess" (which, by the way, is a masterpiece of a chess book!) and discovered one of Morphy's games, which has a pattern similar to one that occurred in one of my games..... ...

The Birth, Death and Source of an Idea!

The Birth, Death and Source of an Idea!

kamalakanta
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Jun 24, 2018

In a video from 2006, GM Seirawan talks highly about my favorite player, David Bronstein, and how, in 1990, playing in Reykjavik, he played the White side of a Najdorf Sicilian against the famous Walter Browne, a renowned Najdorf Sicilian expert a...

Vladimir Simagin- A Dragon Warrior!

Vladimir Simagin- A Dragon Warrior!

kamalakanta
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Jun 19, 2018

This game by Simagin was played when Simagin (1919-1968) was only 20 years old! He played the Dragon Variation often, and well. He was Smsylov's main trainer when Smyslov won the WC title from Botvinnik in 1957! In this game, Simagin int...

With Anand, Black is Definitely OK!

With Anand, Black is Definitely OK!

kamalakanta
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Jun 17, 2018

The following game between Karjakin and Anand is a Master Class! Few players can understand and play the Queen's Gambit Declined or the Slav/ Semi-Slav with Black as Anand. Take a look! At the same tournament, Anand won from the Bla...

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