My Favorite Game Of. Number 4. Louis Paulsen.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 4. Louis Paulsen.

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4 days ago

Well, this post might end up being a little longer than I had planned!! Hans Renette, who is FM.Like-a-Hurricane on this site, recently had an article on Paulsen published in New in Chess. He has a book on Paulsen at the editorial stage - another&...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 3. Mikhail Tal.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 3. Mikhail Tal.

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12 days ago

As someone who has studied just about every important chess player, I am often asked for my 'all-time lists'. You know, greatest of all time, strongest of all time, best endgame player of all time, etc. Well, I really don't do those lists!! The on...

My favorite game Of. Number 2. Paul Keres.

My favorite game Of. Number 2. Paul Keres.

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18 days ago

Back again! Since Number 1.  of this series only stayed visible for about 40 minutes, most people won't have spotted it, so I will do a quick 'cut and paste' of my intro there to give the idea of what I am doing. Well, the press...

'My Favorite Game Of'. Number 1. Tigran Petrosian.

'My Favorite Game Of'. Number 1. Tigran Petrosian.

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20 days ago

Yo everyone! Well, the pressures of work, life and grandparenthood, etc. have recently been playing havoc with the amount of time I have on my hands to put articles together. So, I have decided to change my approach for a few weeks, and start a ...

Simaginfan's Anniversary Post.

Simaginfan's Anniversary Post.

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Apr 22, 2018

You are quite right - that's a Sesame Street birthday cake It's exactly a year since my first tentative, and rather dismal, effort at posting something on chess.com. Your can find it here So, scratching my hairless head wondering what t...

Dance of the Knights. Gedeon Barcza.

Dance of the Knights. Gedeon Barcza.

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Apr 7, 2018

Yep. That's Nureyev! There is a piece of music that I love, by Prokofiev. Dance of the Knights, from the ballet Romeo and Juliet. While you look through the games, open another window and run the extended version as background music! You can f...

Emanuel Lasker's Letter to Chess.

Emanuel Lasker's Letter to Chess.

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Mar 23, 2018

Morning everyone! Well, this is going to be a strange little post! A fascinating article  by my young friend Toucanchess,  https://www.chess.com/blog/toucanchess/chess-the-art-of-war  elicited a comment from me about Lasker'...

The Bishop Sacrifice on h7. A Forgotten Gem.

The Bishop Sacrifice on h7. A Forgotten Gem.

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Mar 16, 2018

Well, it's 5-00 a.m. here, and my body clock has dragged me out of bed for work - even though it's Saturday! I have another couple of posts that I am working on, but thought that whilst I am up and about I would throw this together before I forget...

Why 'Simaginfan'?

Why 'Simaginfan'?

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Mar 11, 2018

Afternoon everyone! This post came about to answer those who ask about my user name. Before I go any further, you can find an excellent post here -  https://www.chess.com/blog/kamalakanta/vladimir-simagin-a-forgotten-hero  It gives...

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