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Fantastic Grind in Grand Swiss

Fantastic Grind in Grand Swiss

FM theturtlemoves
| 21 days ago

The somewhat controversial FIDE Grand Swiss has certainly produced some interesting chess at least. I think my favourite game of the event that I have seen so far is the following display from Artemiev - pure witchcraft! I a...

Puzzles from Bundesliga

Puzzles from Bundesliga

FM theturtlemoves
| Oct 15, 2021

I am enjoying the return of top-level classical chess at the Bundesliga Thought I'd share a few puzzles from this interesting rook endgame that I spotted today: First of all, which way to recapture as white? Set black really tou...

Simple Endgame?

Simple Endgame?

FM theturtlemoves
| Dec 12, 2020

It's been a while since I've posted. Previously  I've covered  4vs3 rook endgames (here) and 3vs2 (here ) but not discussed endgames with fewer pawns. This is partially because they tend to be easier to draw - the well-known dra...

Domination III

Domination III

FM theturtlemoves
| Feb 15, 2020

My previous posts (Part I, Part II ) on this theme are both approaching 1000 views so it is definitely time for another instalment!   Read the previous two blogs if you want to know why I think endgame studies are so good ...

An Endgame From Gibraltar

An Endgame From Gibraltar

FM theturtlemoves
| Feb 1, 2020

This next endgame is full of life right from the get go. The game was played only a  few days ago, at the Gibraltar tournament. The player with the white pieces was a strong Georgian player with a peak rating of 2500 FIDE, WGM Lel...

Another Exciting Endgame

Another Exciting Endgame

FM theturtlemoves
| Jan 25, 2020

The title is not an oxymoron, I promise (but yes, this is another objectively drawn rook endgame with all the pawns on one side ). As discussed in that  previous article, these endgames are actually very rich and interesting. Bring on th...

An Endgame From The World Blitz

An Endgame From The World Blitz

FM theturtlemoves
| Jan 2, 2020

If you want to learn how to play a "drawn" endgame that has been lost by the likes of Nakamura, Euwe and even Kasparov then this blog is for you! The endgame that I discuss is one of my favourites: the notorious "4vs3" Rook endgame whe...

Domination

Domination

FM theturtlemoves
| Dec 10, 2019

This is not a post about how to destroy your opponents and win tournament after tournament, in case you are wondering. If Garry Kasparov is reading, I'd be happy to let my blog be a platform for his explanation of how to do that . This post is a...

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