Boleslavsky- Magic!

Boleslavsky- Magic!

kamalakanta
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3 days ago

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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16 days ago

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...

SWEET REVENGE!- Grandmaster Duels!

SWEET REVENGE!- Grandmaster Duels!

kamalakanta
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May 31, 2018

Hi! I blog intuitively, meaning I wait to see what inspires me at any given moment. This is my approach to chess and music these days! Today, just looking casually at the book "The World's Greatest Chess Games", by Graham Burgess, Dr. Jo...

Chess Trigonometry- ALBIN PLANINC!

Chess Trigonometry- ALBIN PLANINC!

kamalakanta
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May 25, 2018

When I look at the games of some players, I feel......well, I feel like a monkey at a Trigonometry class! I am not kidding! The moves, the ideas, are so surprising, it leaves you wondering......how come I can't play like that? I am reminded of...

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