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  • Key Moments In Time: Lasker’s Last Stand

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 1, 2016, 1:27 AM

    Most of us know that the legendary Emanuel Lasker was a philosopher and a world class mathematician — he earned his doctorate in math in 1902 and published a theorem which, even today, is critically important...

  • Learning An Opening: To Memorize Or Understand?

    • IM Silman
    • Nov 17, 2016, 2:33 AM

    Dave asked for my opinion on a line in the Two Knight’s Defense. He wrote: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Be2 h6 9.Nf3 e4 10.Ne5 Bc5. Here there are a few moves...

  • Tales Of Bishops And Knights

    • IM Silman
    • Nov 10, 2016, 3:28 AM

    clement41 wrote:  My question for you deals with the concept of “accountancy” of tempi; let me make myself clearer: in many instances one side has the opportunity to trade pieces (typically minors)...

  • Retreat To Win In Chess

    Many years ago, GM Alexander Ivanov made his famous statement "Russians do not retreat!" As one of our readers, Osokor, correctly pointed out, this is not historically accurate. Indeed, in the Great...

  • The Time-Trouble Blues

    • IM Silman
    • Oct 12, 2016, 7:54 PM

    EscapePlan69 asked: “I get into time trouble in most of my games while my opponents always have plenty of time left. How can I improve my time management? My tournament games are one hour and 30 minutes plus...

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  • 自戦記解説-part2

     こんにちは、skramchiです。本当は先に「Queen vs. Rook」に関するエンドゲームの記事を書くつもりだったのですが、エンド本(SILMAN'S COMPLETE ENDGAME COURSE や、PANDOLFINI'S ENDGAME COURSE、チェスクラシックス・シリーズから④終盤の基礎知識、⑦終盤の300題など。どれも良書です。)を読みながら書くつもりが、ほかに読みかけのチェス本があったことを思い出してしまい、完全に放置されて手つかずに……。そのうちしっかりと考察して記事にしたいと思います。    今回もまたモノポールさんとの対局の解説です。Time-Controlは45|45。結果はモノポールさんの勝ちでした。    それでは詳しく解説していきます。 1.d4...

  • Light & Dark : A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse

    Light & Dark: A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse (visual ideas behind the moves in crazyhouse and bughouse) mastertan 2016 In light of the increasing amount of activity of crazyhouse chess, I’ve decided to write...

  • Masters of the Universe

    • Hywel2
    • Nov 28, 2016, 9:23 AM

    Ok I’m certainly no Heman (for those of you who can remember the sword bearing hero clad in loin cloth) but my latest opponent, Carl Strugnell, was the first FIDE master I have played and come close to accumulating...

  • (Anlaysis)Carlsen-Karjakin Game-5: Carlsen “screwed up”

    The fifth game of the World Chess Championship ended in a draw, but this time things were little different. It was the challenger Karjakin who missed his chance to press the game for the first time. The players...

  • (Anlaysis)Carlsen-Karjakin Game-4: Karjakin survives, again!

    The ‘miracle’ continues at the World Championship! Karjakin managed to survive another extremely difficult position by defending, again, for 6.5 hours game and 94 moves. Sergey didn’t manage to get a decent position...

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