The Most Uncompromising Player Of All Time!?

The Most Uncompromising Player Of All Time!?

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8 days ago

Afternoon Everyone! Those who read my last offering will recall that originally I had planned at least two articles on this particular subject. However, real life stuff has caught up with me. This was originally slated as 'Part One'. Time perm...

Sacrifices in the Sicilian - Kupreichik Style.

Sacrifices in the Sicilian - Kupreichik Style.

simaginfan
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29 days ago

Afternoon everyone. My next posting was going to be in two parts. Whilst sorting the games for the second part I changed my mind, and ended up doing this.  Viktor Kupreichik. One of the most uncompromising players ever. My friend @Spektrows...

'The Saemisch Variation', As Played By Saemisch.

'The Saemisch Variation', As Played By Saemisch.

simaginfan
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Jul 6, 2020

Openings nomenclature is a strange thing. Often the inventors of opening ideas don't get the credit for them. ( Something that earned the displeasure of Alekhine!) Friedrich Saemisch has two major opening systems named after him. One of them was...

Jozsef Szen. The First Star of Hungarian Chess.

Jozsef Szen. The First Star of Hungarian Chess.

simaginfan
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Jun 28, 2020

Well, it's been a while since I did anything on Hungarian players - one I have always intended to get round to was Jozsef ( other version available!!  ) Szen.  In the last decade or so there have been various investigations into him - ...

Lee and Gossip. Three Brilliancies.

Lee and Gossip. Three Brilliancies.

simaginfan
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May 31, 2020

Afternoon Everyone. A small offering today, with some pretty chess and pictures for you to pass 10 minutes of lockdown boredom with.  A few threads tangled up in my brain resulted in this one. My last article, a comment that I made on one...

Vladas Mikenas. Just Some Great Chess.

Vladas Mikenas. Just Some Great Chess.

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May 22, 2020

Last time round the chaos and fun that is the comments section includes the fact that my friend @Fischer_man   likes the games of Mikenas, and he is no bad judge!! Mikenas played exciting chess! In many ways, I would class him as a 'ch...

Yuri Averbakh. Training With Botvinnik.

Yuri Averbakh. Training With Botvinnik.

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May 17, 2020

Morning everyone. In the mass of comments last time round, the subject of Botvinnik's training matches came up, and I threw in the name of Yuri Averbakh, who was the first to write about Botvinnik's secret training matches. There is now a book...

Oldrich Duras. Some Chess and Pictures. Part Two.

Oldrich Duras. Some Chess and Pictures. Part Two.

simaginfan
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May 3, 2020

Back with Part Two - Some really nice stuff here, so even if chess history isn't your thing, it's worth taking a look, as there is something for everyone to enjoy. ( Unlike many of my articles!) let's crack on. As last time, I will start with ...

Oldrich Duras. Some Chess and Pictures. Part One.

Oldrich Duras. Some Chess and Pictures. Part One.

simaginfan
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May 1, 2020

Both of my regular readers will know that I am a big fan of what I call 'The Barmen Generation. For those of you who don't know, there was a monster event back in Barmen, Germany, back in 1905. Four important tournaments, with a host of young play...

Szymon Winawer. Some Games and a Puzzling Picture.

Szymon Winawer. Some Games and a Puzzling Picture.

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Apr 21, 2020

Some of you may have noticed that I have been posting pictures of late. Sorting through various folders I came across a particular gem that I had been saving in case I needed it. Having a closer look at it I noticed something rather puzzling, and ...

Wiener Schachzeitung Photographs. Part Four.

Wiener Schachzeitung Photographs. Part Four.

simaginfan
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Apr 15, 2020

Last part. Lots more Moustaches!! ( frequenters of my comments section will understand!!  Feel free to join in the comments - it's where the fun stuff is - only rule is to be polite. ) One or two unique images here - hopefully they will com...

Wiener Schachzeitung Photographs. Part Two.

Wiener Schachzeitung Photographs. Part Two.

simaginfan
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Apr 11, 2020

Back with some more goodies for those of you looking for photos to complement your blogs and articles here on chess.com. Before I start - last night doing this stuff I made a discovery. Was 'well chuffed' as we say over here. Some of you may h...