Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! https://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Dubov's See-SawIf you have missed the European Individual Championship in Gjakova, Kosovo, you have missed big! Ernesto Inarkiev of Russia played the chess of his live and won the event outright. Also great did the always creative Igor Kovalenko of Latvia who t...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/dubovs-see-sawMon, 30 May 2016 05:12:23 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/dubovs-see-sawTricks and Traps in the Opening- London SystemThe European Individual Championship is in progress in Gjakova, Kosovo. Round four was played yesterday and as usual, the event offers high-quality chess. The clashes in round one though usually have a different flavour. The thing is that at the...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/tricks-and-traps-in-the-opening--london-systemMon, 16 May 2016 04:55:38 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/tricks-and-traps-in-the-opening--london-systemTricks And Traps In The Opening: QIDA couple of weeks ago when browsing through the live tournaments I bumped into this short game played by a former teammate of mine. The Queens Indian Defense has a reputation of very solid opening, especially from White's perspective. Still mi...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/tricks-and-traps-in-the-opening-qidThu, 31 Mar 2016 06:22:45 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/tricks-and-traps-in-the-opening-qidModern Chess 2As I promised you a month ago, here comes the second part of the wonderful course by GM Gavrikov about the isolated pawn for "Modern Chess". "Modern chess" is a magazine of educational type, publishing Grandmaster's lectures concerning all the st...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/modern-chess-2Thu, 24 Mar 2016 07:16:02 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/modern-chess-2Two First-Class KnightsToday's video is featuring an extremely beautiful endgame study, freshly made in my own town Shumen, Bulgaria. The name of the composer-Petromir Panaiotov is worth remembering. Enjoy! https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/two-first-class-knightsThu, 18 Feb 2016 05:59:00 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/two-first-class-knightsModern Chess 1I am glad to present a new chess product, made of my good friends! "Modern chess" is a magazine of educational type, publishing Grandmaster's lectures concerning all the stages of the chess game - opening, middlegame and endgame. The articles are...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/modern-chess-1Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:01:50 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/modern-chess-1Sharp Endgame BattleThe following sharp endgame appeared after a quick opening skirmish in the Alekhine defense. My long-time student Brad could not orientate well in the arising situation and soon lost the thread. Instead of chasing pawns, he should have chased the...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/sharp-endgame-battleSat, 26 Dec 2015 06:02:41 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/sharp-endgame-battleHow to Build an Attack in the Benoni?The ETCC in Reykjavik saw more than one amazing game. The attack that Pavel Eljanov created in round eight against Grzegorz Gajewski can be a good rival of Tomashevsky's jewel. In a typical Benoni-type of position the Ukrainian GM managed to open...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/how-to-build-an-attack-in-the-benoniSun, 29 Nov 2015 10:54:34 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/how-to-build-an-attack-in-the-benoniHow to Build IQP AttackThe recently finished ETCC in Reykjavik ended with convincing wins of both male and female Russian teams. One of the players of the men's team was Evgeny Tomashevky. The current Russian champion demonstrated his usual high class and produced the f...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/how-to-build-iqp-attackWed, 25 Nov 2015 01:31:58 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/how-to-build-iqp-attackBelgium ChocolateThis sweet game was played in Belgium on Sunday. White sacrificed a pawn in the opening for better development and open files/diagonals and after one single inaccuracy from his opponent managed to convert the initiative into decisive material adva...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/belgium-chocolateFri, 16 Oct 2015 04:50:43 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/belgium-chocolatePersonalized VideoThis is a personalized video for one of my students. It gives some hints of how to play with and against an isolated pawn in the Tarrasch line of the French Defense, as well as in the queen endgames. There are also many nice tactical points in the...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/personalized-videoTue, 29 Sep 2015 04:43:19 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/personalized-videoTomashevsky's Endgame(Picure courtesy of the official site) Three light pieces versus a rook is a rare endgame, but a recent game by Evgeny Tomashevsky (versus Maxime Vachier Lagrave) placed in into the spotlight. In this video I will try to explain the winning mecha...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/tomashevskys-endgameThu, 26 Feb 2015 05:02:52 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/tomashevskys-endgameOne More Fabulous Game from WY OlympiadIn my previous blog I have showed you one of the crucial victories from the match of the World Youth Olympiad U 16 that took place in Gyor, Hungary. If you liked the way that Aravind won, you might also be interested to see what did his neighbor...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/one-more-fabulous-game-from-wy-olympiadSun, 28 Dec 2014 06:47:31 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/one-more-fabulous-game-from-wy-olympiadAravind's Nice Final Win(Picture from GM Ramesh's facebook page) The Youth Chess Olympiad U 16 finished yeaterday in Gyor, Hungary. It was a an excellently organized chess event with a lot of suspense till the last minute. India deservedly won the gold medals, but befo...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/aravinds-nice-final-winMon, 22 Dec 2014 00:55:30 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/aravinds-nice-final-winAndreikin-Karjakin, Tashkent Grand Prix (2)If you have liked the first part of the game, you would love the second! The expression on Karjakin's face tells everything and Anastasia Karlovich have captured the right moment. Andreikin conducted the attack flawlessly. As for the game here ...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/andreikin-karjakin-tashkent-grand-prix-2Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:27:18 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/andreikin-karjakin-tashkent-grand-prix-2Andreikin-Karjakin, Tashkent Grand PrixBack in 2000 when I was making my first steps as a coach I remember that the most famous kid was not named Magnus or Sergey. It was Dmitry Andreikin of Russia.   For some reason Dmitry was overshadowed by those two in his rise to the top. His cl...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/andreikin-karjakin-tashkent-grand-prixWed, 05 Nov 2014 21:14:47 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/andreikin-karjakin-tashkent-grand-prixDynamic and Positional Pawn SacrificeThe seminar Chess 431 - Dynamic and Positional Pawn Sacrificewas concluded this Sunday. Amongst the examples that were covered was the following masterpiece by Veselin Topalov: I would like to thank to all the participants who took part in this...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/dynamic-and-positional-pawn-sacrificeTue, 12 Nov 2013 08:36:52 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/dynamic-and-positional-pawn-sacrificeChess 431 Moves to 10-th of November!Dear chess.com friends! Due to the daylight saving time changes and the possibility of time clashes I decided to move the seminar Chess 431 to another day- 10-th of November. The start of the seminar remains the same- 12:00 PM Pacific Time. Thus...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/chess-431-moves-to-10-th-of-novemberSat, 26 Oct 2013 01:59:44 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/chess-431-moves-to-10-th-of-novemberChess 431Hello, chess.com friends! It's been a hectic summer, but I am back again with the seminars. I am Dejan Bojkov, GM from Bulgaria, FIDE Senior trainer. I would like to present you my new seminar:Chess 431 - Dynamic and Positional Pawn Sacrifice ...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/chess-431Thu, 26 Sep 2013 06:09:00 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/chess-431A Camp with the ChampThe third edition of the Metropolitan Chess Camp took place in Los Angeles from 10 to 14 July. More than one hundred players took part in it. The age of the participants varied from young kids aged five or six to experienced masters aged above six...https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/a-camp-with-the-champSat, 27 Jul 2013 17:03:04 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dbojkov/a-camp-with-the-champ